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Kathryn Mary Wakefield

Real estate Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.5   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kathryn

Learn Kathryn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    34%
    Commercial and residential real estate, including Landlord/Tenant, purchase and finance docs, private placements, zoning appeals, boundary disputes, code enforcement defense, litigation including conservatorship and seller disclosure.

    19 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    22%
    Counseling and formation of LLC's, corporations, limited partnerships, SPE's, trusts, stock and asset purchase transactions.

    24 years

  3. Employment and labor
    22%

  4. Probate
    22%
    Wills, Living Wills, healthcare and financial powers of attorney, estate planning and administration, inheritance tax planning and returns, pre-medicaid asset holding restructure.

    24 years

KATHRYN M. WAKEFIELD IS NOT ONLY A RESPECTED INDIVIDUAL IN THE FIELD BY HER PEERS, BUT SHE IS ALSO HIGHLY REGARDED BY HER CLIENTS PAST AND PRESENT.

I am a real estate, small business and litigation attorney with 20 years experience.  Having practiced at large law firms, local government, and in-house at various property management companies in Allegheny County, my experience and contacts lend themselves well to most clients' real estate and small business needs.  I am also a landlord and enjoy assisting new or experienced landlords with leasing language and evictions/collections.  

Wakefield Law Group, P.C. is here to assist you with raising equity for real estate deals, closings, property mangement/landlord-tenant, and initiating or defending lawsuits for problems like seller disclosure issues, collections, breach of contract and other claims.  We also handle estate planning and administration, powers of attorney and pretty much anything that does not involve divorce/custody law,  personal injury or criminal charges, though we certainly can refer you to the right people if your needs fall into those categories.  

VentureLaunch, LLC is a subsidiary handling business start-up filings and counseling including LLC's, S-Corps, Partnerships and trusts. VentureLaunch's mission is to assist new business owners at a lower cost than most attorneys charge but with more responsiveness and personal attention than is offered by on-line self-formation websites.  

Our affiliate, Allegheny County Deed Company ("ACDC, Deeds Done Dirt Cheap") may give away my age, but that's not the only thing we give away...realtors and investors who find themselves needing deeds repeatedly can enjoy a volume discount as repeat customers.  We charge less than most attorneys for deeds and the more you need, the less you pay.  Deeds start at $300 and the price is reduced by $50 per deed for a minimum charge of $150.  

 

Location

Wakefield Law Group, P.C.

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Mike | July 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is a Godsend!
Kathryn has helped me resolve 2 problems that I was having as a business owner. She is very knowledgeable and friendly! Both times I worked with her I unfortunately waited until the last minute to reach out to her because I thought I could handle them on my own and after speaking with her I realized that I couldn't. She went out of her way to get back to me promptly both times and do what she needed on her end by my deadlines and I couldn't be more grateful! Thank you for all the help you provided me with Kathryn.....You are the best!
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Posted by Bob | February 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Stubborn landlord
Katherine is an amazing lawyer and helped me when I just simply called her.unlike some lawyers she wasnt interested in talking finances first instead she was more worried about my rights as a renter and my well being and because of this and her knowledge of the law I will advise any one with any landlord or rental inquiries to set an appointment with this knowledgeable and caring woman.many thanks and God bless to you.
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Posted by Dee | January 9, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
So helpful and full of knowledge!
Hello. I just called Kathryn yesterday about a problem im having on a townhome I rent. And the landlords aren't being the best. Kathryn gave me some good advice and told me to call her and she will take on my case. I appreciate this. She is so very nice, kind and caring!
Posted by John | February 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful monetary claim results
Kathryn gave us very clear explanation on options available to us on initial contact regarding property sale dispute. Once hired she kept us informed on our claim status. She never talked down to us or used legalize. We were more than satisfied with the monetary amount received without having to go to court. She definitely knows real estate law. We highly recommend Kathryn Wakefield.
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Posted by Victor | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped out at the minute
I needed Kathryn to handle a real estate closing for my parents at the last minute, and she was very helpful and accommodating. She was very communicative and conscientious. Her help was greatly appreciated!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
Not only did Kathryn respond to my inquiry quickly, she even went out of her way to do some quick legal research to answer my question. I will definitely be using her if my issue escalates!
Posted by SCOTT | September 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent attorney advice 5 stars plus
asked questions to this lawyer and she answered them quickly and told me what I needed to hear I give this lawyer 5 stars plus anyone should use this lawyer
Response from Kathryn Wakefield September 10, 2017
Thanks, Scott!
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Landlord
She responded quickly. The advice you gave will be taken. And if the landlord proceeds further I will be contacting her/possibly hiring her to help me with my landlord/tenant situation.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome !!
I been looking for someone to consult with me for over 2 months. I called her this morning, and I am very pleased and satisfied with our discussion. She took the time to listen to my complaint, and provided legal advice and feedback. I'm very appreciative for her time, and well be using her on my case for sure.
Posted by Ashley | January 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Down to earth lawyer who is easy to talk with.
Kathryn has helped me personally and with my property management company in a couple different areas. She has done my closing when I was purchasing a house, she drew up the deed for a property my business was selling. She is in the process of helping me take a previous tenant to court for some money they owe me. Kathryn is always available to give me some quick advice via email, text, or calling her. She responds very quickly. If I don't understand something small or the whole process of a situation, Kathryn is able to explain it to me and explain it in common, laymen terms. She doesn't make me feel more confused when I walk out than when I walked in. She ACTUALLY helps! AND, she even had made some time to speak at a property management class I was teaching at CCAC.
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Posted by Ryan Jones | January 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Knowlegable
I worked with Kathryn on a Real Estate case and was immediately was impressed with her professionalism and preparation. Kathryn has be able to help me and a group of tenants win all of our initial court appearances. We would have not have been able to do it without her. So glad we found her and you will be to!
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done!
Katheryn Wakefield is, by far, one of the best Lawyers in Pittsburgh. She has helped me with several cases ranging from property possession to personal injury and every time she has come out a winner. Great experiencesite with her every time.
Posted by Ray | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Complaint Resolution
We filed a complaint against a real estate agent and seller for failing to disclose a significant problem with a property that we purchased. I think it was a complicated case and difficult to prove. Kathryn is very knowledgeable and did an excellent job preparing the case, communicating with all parties involved and crafting the complaint document. She successfully negotiated a settlement and avoided going to trial. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Kimberly | July 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you want a good lawyer
My is kim and I have had a few dealings with attorneys and they all have disappointed me until now. I hired Kathryn Wakefield for a Huge issue with my landlord. Anyway if you hire K.Wakefield she goes the extra mile and she is very easy to get a hold of. Shes works on her cases above and beyond what is expected of a attorney.
Posted by Mark | April 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible Experience with KM Wakefield
I hired Kathryn Wakefield in April of 2022 to Open a Judgement. She was initially communicative and polite. She asked for a $1000 retainer and I agreed. As soon as she had my money she became uncommunicative. It has been a year since I hired her and she has still NOT filed the paper work to Open the Judgment. DO NOT GIVE THIS LAWYER A RETAINER!!
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Response from Kathryn Wakefield September 26, 2023
Mark, your comment is slanderous, as it implies that I did not refund your retainer. Your verbal abuse of my staff and complete lack of understanding of the process, while behaving as if you are some kind of authority were just disgusting. Folks, Mr. Know It All here got his retainer back after berating my staff and repeatedly ignoring email correspondence communicating the status of things. This reviewer is extremely rude, entitled and inaccurate.
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Posted by Elaine | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did not have a good experience
I hired Attorney Wakefield after seeing the good reviews here, but I did not have a good experience. Felt overpromised and underdelivered. Communication was difficult; she was quick to respond in the initial consult, but after we funded the retainer, it seemed our case was no longer a priority. Expect several days or more between responses to short questions. We were verbally told timeframes that ultimately were not met. Luckily we ended it early, but we lost a bit of money and a few valuable weeks of time in our case. Review her contract carefully and get multiple opinions on your case before making a decision. This review is my personal opinion based on my experience.
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Response from Kathryn Wakefield September 26, 2023
Elaine, your experience is reflective of the gross inaccuracy of your expectations of immediate attention despite signing an engagement letter acknowledging that you were not to expect any attention from my firm for the first 10 days after you paid and signed. The urgency of your matter was not sufficient for you to pay rush rates that you also agreed to pay in your signed contract, but urgent enough act as if my compliance with deadlines you signed off on was somehow hurting you beyond you not getting constant immediate attention. Try this with your doctor, your hairdresser, your banker, even at the line in the grocery store. You cannot just waltz in and have a professional drop everything for you when their time is promised to others. I did call your landlord, but by the time he called me back, it was after you fired me or failing to behave like your personal assistant.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • M.B.A.
  • N/A

Associations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
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Kathryn Mary Wakefield
Real estate Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 23 years