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My practice includes representation of buyers and sellers of commercial properties; structuring and negotiating sale and purchase transactions; representation of commercial lenders in a variety of commercial real estate financing transactions and asset based loans; representation of residential lenders, buyers and sellers in thousands of residential real estate transactions; drafting, negotiating and enforcing commercial and residential real estate leases; representation of clients before municipal authorities, such as zoning hearing boards, and prosecuting appeals from such boards; representation of commercial and residential property owners in real estate tax appeal matters; negotiation and resolution of complex title insurance issues as a licensed title insurance agent; and representation of commercial and residential lenders in hundreds of workout, bankruptcy, collection and foreclosure matters.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 90%
    36 years

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Papernick & Gefsky, LLC

34th Floor, One Oxford Centre
301 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Papernick & Gefsky, LLC

4268 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA, 15146



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2016
Pennsylvaia Super LawyersThomson Reuters2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2011
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel EditionLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2010
Pennsylvania Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2006
Best Lawyers Consumer GuideWoodward/White, Inc.2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberPapernick & Gefsky, LLC1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Advisory Committee on Real Property Law for the Joint State Government Commission of the Pennsylvania General AssemblyMember2004 - Present
Forest Hills RotaryPresident1992 - 1993
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Purdue UniversityManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1976