Fairview, Pennsylvania Business Lawyers

Gregory Paul Zimmerman
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(814) 881-0458 4950 West 23rd Street
Erie, PA 16506
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Energy and Insurance Defense
Duquesne University School of Law
John J. 'Jack' Mehler
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(814) 870-7757 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Administrative, Bankruptcy and Tax
University of Dayton School of Law
For 30 years, "Jack" Mehler has helped public and private companies, banks, developers, non-profit corporations and individuals in a wide range of legal matters. Jack concentrates in the areas of general business matters, real estate, banking, and financial transactions.

Jack also represents taxpayer-clients and developers in real estate tax assessment (value) appeals, and tax exemption cases throughout western Pennsylvania on many different types of properties as diverse as marinas, waterfront shipping facilities, hospitals, shopping centers and malls, industrial plants, truck terminals and warehouses, commercial and professional office buildings, corporate headquarters, hotels, and senior living facilities.

Jack has written numerous articles and is...
Jamie R. Schumacher
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(814) 870-7613 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Employment, Insurance Defense and Social Security Disability
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jamie R. Schumacher is an Associate in the Litigation Department at MacDonald Illig where she concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, insurance defense, and municipal/ordinance enforcement. She is also a member of the firm's Commercial/General Litigation Practice Group, Labor & Employment Practice Group, Government Services Practice Group, Marketing Committee, and the Recruitment Committee. Ms. Schumacher is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania state courts, the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Schumacher is the former chair of the Young Lawyers Division...
Russell S. Warner
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(814) 870-7759 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Administrative, Energy and Environmental
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Russell S. Warner is the Managing Partner of the law firm of MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is the founder and past Chairman of the firm's Environmental Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business and environmental law, including matters involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, as well as matters before the USEPA Environmental Appeals Board and the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board.

Mr. Warner's practice includes representation of businesses, financial institutions, economic development organizations and municipal entities regarding business and environmental matters, as well as acquisitions, capital...
Daniel M. Miller
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer
(814) 870-7708 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Administrative, Education and Employment
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John A. Lauer
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(814) 870-7712 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Wake Forest University School of Law
John A. Lauer is a Senior Partner with the law firm of MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP, where he is Chairman of the firm's Trusts & Estates Group. He is also a member of the firm's Business and Tax Groups. John's practice consists primarily of Estate and Tax Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Elder Law, and Business Law.

John received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Gannon University in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1996. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to beginning...
Matthew W. McCullough
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer
(814) 870-7602 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Dickinson School of Law
W. Patrick Delaney
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(814) 870-7658 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Construction, Energy and Health Care
Capital University Law School
Patrick Delaney is a Senior Partner at MacDonald Illig. He concentrates his practice in the area of Commercial Litigation. During the course of his career, Mr. Delaney has litigated disputes in the federal and state courts throughout Pennsylvania and in various other jurisdictions. He has also handled numerous complex commercial disputes before arbitration tribunals, including panels convened through the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Delaney has years of experience handling contract disputes, including those involving professional services, the sale of goods, real estate sales, stock purchase agreements, commercial and industrial construction, and executive employment. He...
Eric John Purchase
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(814) 833-7100 2525 W 26th St
Erie, PA 16506
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Attorney Eric J. Purchase represents individuals and families suffering from injury or the death of a loved one. He was born and raised in Erie County, Pennsylvania. He is a 1988 graduate of Gannon University. In 1991, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with honors. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Purchase served as editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. In recognition of his class standing upon graduation, Mr. Purchase was inducted into the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Order of the Coif.

Before opening his Pennsylvania personal injury practice, Mr. Purchase was...
Michael P. Thomas
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(814) 870-7711 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Dickinson School of Law

Michael P. Thomas is a Partner with MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP. He assists individuals, closely held companies, and larger entities on a wide variety of estate planning, estate and trust administration, wealth transfer, succession planning, tax, and business matters.

Mike routinely assists clients with the design and implementation of both basic and complex estate plans that focus on accomplishing the client's individual objectives and minimizing the related tax consequences. He works closely with individual and corporate fiduciaries throughout estate and trust administrations. Mike has experience advising clients on a wide variety of sophisticated business transactions, employee benefit plan matters,...
Dale Huntley
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(814) 870-7654 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
University of Idaho College of Law
Dale Huntley is a Senior Partner in the Litigation Department of MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP. His practice consists primarily of the defense of all types of claims including premises, vehicle and insurance coverage and insurance subrogation matters.

Mr. Huntley received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and his juris doctor from the University of Idaho where he was a member of the law review.

Mr. Huntley is a member of the firm's litigation and special insurance services groups.
Edward W. Goebel Jr.
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(814) 870-7706 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Health Care and IP
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr. Goebel concentrates his practice in the fields of Intellectual Property Law, licensing and business contract and related litigation, as well as mediation.

Mr. Goebel files and prosecutes patent and trademark applications and files applications for copyright registrations. He also conducts patent, trademark and copyright validity and infringement studies, and brings and defends actions with respect to the enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

He has written, analyzed and negotiated U.S. and international contracts and licenses, including franchise agreements, relating to intellectual property, technology and business matters.

In the course of his practice, Mr. Goebel has participated in various types of...
David E. Holland
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney
(814) 870-7755 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Dickinson School of Law
Lisa Smith Presta
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney
(814) 870-7656 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Employment, Health Care and Insurance Defense
University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
James M. Antoun
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(814) 870-7753 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Construction, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Mr. Antoun concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, business and governmental transactions. He is the former chair of the Business Transactions Group and the Health Law Group.

In the area of health care, Mr. Antoun advises hospitals, clinics, physician group practices and individual physicians and dentists on matters such as physician and hospital agreements, employment contracts, compensation and incentive arrangements, and group practice formation and governance. He advises health care providers on federal and state regulatory compliance, including anti-kickback, physician self-referral and HIPAA matters, and he has substantial experience representing hospitals and physicians in peer review, medical staff...
J. W. Alberstadt Jr.
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(814) 870-7750 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Administrative, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Dickinson School of Law
Jay Alberstadt is a senior partner with MacDonald Illig. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, commercial and economic development ,and conventional and tax-exempt financing. He provides legal services to individuals, business entities, lending institutions, municipal authorities and development agencies. Mr. Alberstadt handles matters ranging from residential real estate transactions to detailed title and development issues. He also provides representation in commercial financings and tax-exempt municipal, industrial development and 501(c)(3) bond issues. He is co-chair of the Firm's real estate practice group and chair of the firm's marketing committee.
James R. Walczak
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(814) 870-7763 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Mr. Walczak concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate governance, business transactions and finance, and creditors' rights.

Mr. Walczak acts in the capacity of general counsel for a number of business, non-profit and governmental organizations, providing legal advice on corporate, transactional and tax matters. Mr. Walczak is listed in the Bond Buyer Municipal Market Place Guide (commonly known as the municipal bond attorney's Red Book), and regularly provides tax advice and board counsel tax opinions with respect to tax-exempt financing transactions.

Mr. Walczak also represents creditors in complex creditor-debtor matters, including the negotiation of workout agreements and the representation of creditors...
Thomas A. Pendleton
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney
(814) 870-7756 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Education, Energy and Environmental
Vanderbilt University Law School
Brian P. Hennessy
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(814) 870-7765 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Akron School of Law
Brian P. Hennessy is an Associate at MacDonald Illig. He is a member of the firm's Real Estate and Business Transactions Practice Groups. The majority of Mr. Hennessy's practice is devoted to real estate law. He represents clients in buying and selling both commercial and residential real estate; residential and commercial leasing; zoning, subdivision and tax assessment matters; resolving clouds on title and boundary disputes; tax sale litigation; landlord-tenant disputes; creating and advising homeowner/condo associations; and resolving disputes among owners.

A proud native of Erie, Mr. Hennessy received his Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies from Gannon University,...
Thomas Kuhn
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(866) 641-8996 2222 W. Grandview Boulevard
Erie, PA 16506
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Capital University Law School
Attorney Kuhn has over 40 years of experience practicing in the areas of residential, commercial and investment real estate transactions, land use matters and municipal law. Mr. Kuhn's practice also focuses on estate planning, estate and trust administration, taxation, elder care planning and business formation and post formation counseling. He is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Kuhn has also taught several law-related courses as an Adjunct Lecturer...
Brian K. Cressman
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney
(814) 870-7702 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Education, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Colleen Rachel Stumpf
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(866) 641-8996 2222 W. Grandview Boulevard
Erie, PA 16506
Business, Education, Elder and Estate Planning
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Attorney Stumpf develops estate plans for her clients and competently assists in the administration of estates of all sizes. She also provides expertise in the areas of trust administration, asset protection, elder law and guardianship issues. Attorney Stumpf's business law practice includes entity formation for both for-profit and non-profit organizations, structural questions, general counsel and the development of succession plans. Additionally, she assists in the representation of several school districts, an intermediate unit and multiple private schools.

Attorney Stumpf received her undergraduate degree from Grove City College in 2003 and her Juris Doctor from the Penn State - The Dickinson School...
Roger H. Taft
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(814) 870-7603 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Georgetown University Law Center and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University - Medford, Massachusetts
Roger H. Taft is a trial lawyer at MacDonald Illig whose primary areas of practice are employment litigation, including employment discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, and complex commercial litigation.

In his litigation practice, Mr. Taft represents clients in federal and state courts throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio, as well as in federal courts throughout the United States.

Mr. Taft enjoys travel, golf, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
William R. Brown
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(814) 870-7752 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
William R. Brown concentrates his practice in the areas of Business Transactions, Commercial Real Estate and Creditor Rights.

In the area of Business Transactions, Mr. Brown advises businesses and individuals with respect to formation and governance of business entities, commercial transactions, contract formation and interpretation, real estate acquisition, disposition and development and structuring of financial relationships.

Mr. Brown also represents commercial and institutional lenders with respect to secured lending, construction financing, syndicated loans and participations, letters of credit and tax-exempt financings. As counsel to major commercial banks, Mr. Brown is regularly involved in the negotiation, structure, documentation and closing of major real...
Thomas J. Buseck
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(814) 870-7707 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School
James E. Spoden
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(814) 870-7710 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
DePaul College of Law and DePaul College of Law
Mr. Spoden is a senior partner at MacDonald Illig. He concentrates his practice in the area of corporate, commercial and business law, with a special emphasis on taxation and estate planning for small business owners. He is also active in the area of business formation, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Spoden is experienced in small business counseling including industrial, professional and service corporations.

Mr. Spoden is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
James D. McDonald Jr.
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer
(814) 870-7663 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Education and Health Care
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
S. Craig Shamburg
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(814) 870-7716 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Dayton School of Law
Mr. Shamburg is a partner with MacDonald Illig where he is a member of the Business Transactions, Trusts & Estate and Tax Practice groups. His practice comprises a vast array of personal and business transactions, that can be broken into five general practice areas: estate and trust planning and administration; tax compliance and planning matters; Orphans' Court litigation; nonprofit formation; and corporate formation and transactions.

Mr. Shamburg received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus in 2005. In 2009, he graduated cum laude from the University of Dayton School of Law, where...
James Toohey
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(866) 641-8996 2222 W. Grandview Boulevard
Erie, PA 16506
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Attorney Toohey's practice is concentrated in the areas of business and real estate law, and estate planning and administration. He was involved with the formation and initial operation of Spectrum Control, Inc., Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation and Growing Places, Inc. He has represented clients and been personally involved in the development of condominium projects and other real estate developments. He has also represented several municipalities and authorities. Attorney Toohey is deeply committed to civic causes and has served on the boards of several civic, educational, and religious institutions.
Nicholas R. Pagliari
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(814) 870-7754 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
University of Dayton School of Law
Mr. Pagliari's practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, bankruptcy related litigation and collection matters. He primarily represents corporate debtors, secured creditors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, and other entities involved in bankruptcy proceedings. Attorney Pagliari is also an approved mediator in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Pagliari graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 1998. In 2001, he graduated from The University of Dayton School of Law,...
Mark J. Shaw
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney
(814) 870-7607 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Construction, Energy and Environmental
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jenna Bickford
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(814) 870-7762 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Administrative, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jenna Bickford is a partner in the Business Transactions Group of MacDonald Illig. She represents clients across a number of practice areas including Business Transactions, Real Estate, Government Services and Public Finance, and Health Care.

Ms. Bickford routinely represents business clients of all sizes with a variety of legal needs including business formation, contract matters, corporate and regulatory compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. She has also taught mergers and acquisitions as an adjunct instructor at Mercyhurst University.

As a member of the Real Estate Group, she regularly handles both residential and commercial real estate transactions and assists clients with title matters. She...
Andra Waniek
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer
(814) 870-7605 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Brooklyn Law School
Scott L. Wallen
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(814) 870-7760 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Health Care and Tax
University of Dayton School of Law
Scott Wallen is a partner at MacDonald Illig where he concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation, business succession planning, elder law, nonprofit corporations law and healthcare law. Mr. Wallen is also a Certified Public Accountant and routinely handles matters involving federal and state taxation issues including corporate and individual taxation and sales tax issues. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs (AAA-CPA). Mr. Wallen is affiliated with the Trusts & Estates and Business Transactions Practice Groups at...
Daniel J. Walters
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer
(814) 870-7767 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
James B. Toohey
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(814) 870-7779 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Energy and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jim Toohey is a partner at MacDonald Illig, where he represents and advises individuals, businesses and lenders in a wide variety of real estate and corporate matters, including residential, industrial, commercial and multi-unit transactions; commercial leasing; and commercial and residential lending. In addition to his representation of individual buyers and sellers of residential real estate, Jim has extensive experience in representing developers of real estate who acquire, finance, develop and operate industrial, office and retail projects. Jim also represents business owners in a variety of matters, commercial and real estate mortgage lenders in financing business and real estate loans, and...
Lydia Horan Caparosa
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(814) 870-7665 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Lydia Horan Caparosa is an Associate in the Litigation Department at MacDonald Illig. She is a member of both the firm's Commercial/General Litigation Practice Group and the Insurance/Personal Injury Practice Group. Ms. Caparosa is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Caparosa graduated from Pennsylvania State University with degrees in Finance and International Politics in 2011. Thereafter, Ms. Caparosa earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Ms. Caparosa worked as...
Matthew W. Fuchs
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Erie, PA Business Law Lawyer
(814) 870-7600 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Business, Construction, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Michael Lawson Esq
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Erie, PA Business Law Attorney
(814) 450-8962 2185 W 8th St
Erie, PA 16505
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Health Care
The University of Toledo College of Law
Erie, PA Business Law Attorney
(866) 641-8996 2222 W. Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16506
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