September 20, 2021

Volume XI, Number 263

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky

When experience and reputation matter

For nearly a century, the seasoned attorneys at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky have protected the interests of businesses and private individuals. Our all-encompassing approach to the law ensures that our clients’ legal needs are fully met.

SMGG was built from Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Potter, and Gefsky and Lehman — two established and well-respected firms in Pittsburgh. From our inception, we have understood that relationships built on mutual trust and respect are the backbone of our success.

The SMGG difference

Our talents and skills are as diverse as our clientele. Our firm is built on the strong foundation of trial and transaction tested, veteran attorneys who actively practice law, mentor younger associates and volunteer in their communities. We take an entrepreneurial approach to practicing law; our willingness to try innovative strategies has helped us stay ahead of the curve. At SMGG, our clients reap the benefits of our creativity and deep knowledge of the law.

Our goal is to satisfy our clients with efficient and effective results. We offer the highest quality services for clients of all sizes. We are willing to share the risk with clients through creative financial arrangements when other firms are not.

A full service law firm

SMGG has earned a reputation for being fearless in the pursuit of justice for our clients. Our team handles high-profile cases with discretion, and has a reputation for taking cases that others might consider too challenging.

Unlike most other regional law firms of comparable size, not only do we handle complex business disputes and transactions, we also handle highly sophisticated personal service matters including criminal defense work, real estate and estates and trusts. In this way, we strive to help our clients deal with any legal challenge they might meet.


Contributing authors from Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky:

Pamela Connelly Employment Lawyer Strassburger McKenna
Pamela Wilkins Connelly, a Shareholder at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, is an experienced civil litigator, employment lawyer, and an education lawyer with the unique experience...
Danielle L. Dietrich SMGG Attorney Pittsburgh, PA
Danielle L. Dietrich, Shareholder in the Pittsburgh Office of SMGG, focuses her practice in the areas of women and diverse-owned businesses, healthcare, elder law and litigation.  She has a...
Robyn Eisen Real Estate Attorney Strassburger McKenna
Robyn B. Eisen is an associate attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky.  Ms. Eisen concentrates her practice in civil litigation, focusing on real estate and business related...
Lydia A. Gorba Litigation Attorney SMGG Law
Lydia A. Gorba is an Associate Attorney with Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky practicing primarily in civil litigation. Lydia has experience handling a variety of matters,...
S. John Kelly Corporate Attorney SMGG
S. John Kelly is Of Counsel at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. John is experienced in solving complex business and financial issues in a tax efficient manner. Having served  ...
Kathleen M. Mannard Attorney Litigation Nonprofit Strassburger McKenna Law Firm
Kathleen M. Mannard is an Associate Attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Ms. Mannard works primarily in the areas of litigation and the public/non-profit sector, with a...
Gretchen E. Moore Litigation Attorney Strassburger McKenna
Gretchen E. Moore is a shareholder and Vice President at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. She has been with the firm since 2004 and also serves as co-chair of the firm’s...
Matthew Morella Attorney Strassburger
Matthew Morella is an associate attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Mr. Morella’s area of focus is Education and Public/Non-Profit. As a 2020 graduate of the University...
Michael Nicolella Corporate Commercial Attorney Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky Law Firm Pennsylvania
Michael Nicolella is an associate attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Mr. Nicolella’s area of focus is commercial law. Throughout his career, Mr. Nicolella has...
Jean E. Novak Labor and Employment Attorney Strassburger McKenna
Jean E. Novak has been with Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky (SMGG) since 2002 and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Employer-Employee Relations practice. Ms. Novak brings practical,...
Kimberly S. Tague Real Estate Attorney Strassburger McKenna
Kimberly S. Tague is a Shareholder at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky and the Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Group. She has been with SMGG since 2012 and focuses in the practice...
Adam J. Tragone Litigation Attorney SMGG
Adam J. Tragone came to Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky in 2019. His practice focuses on appellate, constitutional, and commercial litigation. Mr. Tragone has represented clients...