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My practice includes representation of commercial lenders in a variety of commercial real estate financing transactions and asset based loans; representing buyers and sellers of commercial properties; structuring and negotiating sale and purchase transactions; drafting, negotiating and enforcing commercial and residential real estate leases; 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; representation of commercial and residential lenders in hundreds of workout, bankruptcy, collection and foreclosure matters; and representation of residential lenders, buyers and sellers in thousands of residential real estate transactions.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 90%
    37 years
  2. Unspecified: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Papernick & Gefsky, LLC

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

Papernick & Gefsky, LLC

4268 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA, 15146



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pennsylvania Super LawyersThompson Reuters2016
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
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Advisory Committee on Real Property Law for the Joint State Government Commission of the Pennsylvania General AssemblyMember2004 - 2013
Forest Hills RotaryPresident1992 - 1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Purdue UniversityManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1976