February 3, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 34

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:

Kathryn L. Clark Attorney Strassburger McKenna Law Firm
Kathryn L. Clark is a Shareholder in the Pittsburgh Office of Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Ms. Clark has earned a reputation as a fierce and loyal advocate for her clients....
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...
Jamie M. Drennen Associate Attorney Estates Will Probate Lawyer Pittsburg Pennsylvania Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Jamie Drennen is an associate attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Ms. Drennen’s area of focus is estate planning and administration. Ms. Drennen holds a bachelor’s degree...
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,...
Healthcare providers face a host of legal issues such as regulatory compliance considerations, transactional business developments, cash flow problems, employment matters, and litigation. A...
Anthony J. Judice Pittsburgh Labor and Employment Lawyer Strassburger McKenna
Anthony Judice is a senior attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Mr. Judice’s area of focus is real estate and labor/employment. Prior to joining Strassburger McKenna...
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  ...
The Litigation group at SMGG crafts legal strategies customized for each client’s unique situation. We understand that each client has unique needs and we offer services on a broad spectrum...
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...
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,...
At Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky we understand the complexities of real estate transactions. Our Real Estate Group represents owners, developers, landlords, tenants, buyers,...
Elizabeth C. Rubenstein Pittsburgh Property Attorney Strassburger
Elizabeth C. Rubenstein​ is an associate attorney with a focus on the public sector, zoning, and land use law. She advises and represents municipalities, nonprofits, businesses, and quasi-...
Patrick T. Sherry Associate Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Patrick T. Sherry is an Associate Attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Mr. Sherry started with SMGG as a Summer Law Clerk in 2019 and was asked to join the firm as an...
Alan T. Shuckrow Shareholder Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Alan T. Shuckrow has been an attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky since 1997 and has been a Shareholder since 2003. From 2014-2019, he served as the firm’s President and...
James F. Timko Real Estate Attorney Pennsylvania
James F. Timko is an associate attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. James’s practice primarily focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, real...
Alexis M. Wheeler Associate Attorney Municipal Real Estate Litigation Lawyer Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Alexis M. Wheeler is an Associate Attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. She works primarily in the areas of municipal law and real estate. Ms. Wheeler works closely with...

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