• J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
  • B.A., English, Colgate University
    • Cum Laude
Professional Experience
  • Civil litigator and trial attorney with extensive experience in commercial real estate assessment disputes, litigating billions of dollars in property value on behalf of taxpayers. Licensed in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
  • Clients include US Steel, Sysco, Halliburton, Lear, and QVC.  Representative tenants include Amazon, Fed-Ex, and Google.
  • Recent trial victories lowering the fair market value of a property in eastern Pennsylvania by a total of $22 million dollars. And in northwestern Pennsylvania by $10 million.
  • Representative reductions of $23 million and $16 million in fair market value in western Pennsylvania; $11.3 million and $15.3 million in Ohio.
  • Favorable trial verdict regarding Constitutional Uniformity violations pursuant to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP v. Upper Merion Area Sch. Dist. & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, 163 A.3d 962 (Pa. 2017).
  • Trial victory concerning issues of “tax immunity” raised by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
  • Resolved “bet the company” litigation regarding the tax-exempt status of a local hospital and health-care system.

Areas of Expertise

Property Tax
Professional/Civic Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
Public Service
  • Carson Scholars Fund
  • St. Edmund’s Academy Volunteer
  • Fox Chapel Area Youth Soccer Assistant Coach
Admitted to Practice
  • State of Ohio
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • State of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Awards & Recognitions