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Michael Edward Fiffik

Business Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.9   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%
    I help business owners from start up, through maturity and into succession planning for the next gen. I've facilitated many purchases and sales of businesses, shareholder disputes, contract negotiations, employment issues & general business claims.

    31 years

  2. Real estate
    20%
    I handle commercial and residential sales and acquisitions all over Pennsylvania. We negotiate commercial leases for landlords and tenants and hand all manner of real estate claims and litigation.

    31 years

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    My firm has prepared over 17,000 wills and estate plans over the last ten years. There is not a family or life situation that we have not seen.

    31 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    I've been named to the Pennsylvania SuperLawyers list for Business and Corporate law every year since 2013 and top 50 in Pittsburgh. We've helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start-up businesses and chase their dreams.

    31 years

  5. Probate
    5%
    We guide executors through the confusing estate admin process and ensure that they pay the lowest death taxes, carry out their obligations faithfully and complete the estate admin process timely and with confidence.

    31 years

I represent businesses at all stages of their lifecycle -- from start-up, growth, maturity and succession planning.  I've helped many business owners successfully complete sales or acquisitions of businesses, shareholder transactions, employment issues and a wide variety of strategic planning and counseling.  We can help you make wise, informed decisions about your business and give you the best chance of success.  

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Location

Fiffik Law Group, P.C.
Foster Plaza 7, Suite 315
661 Andersen Drive
Pittsburgh, PA, 15220

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Amit Arya | December 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt, Courteous and Knowledgeable
Mike called me within 24 hours and was very practical in his approach about the options in front of me and gave me good advice on the next steps. He outlined options for me as well as the other party to give me a full context which I appreciated very much.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sale of real property- multiple lot blocks
Real property was sold for a Trust along with other lots. Lender demands were tricky and we as sellers, needed special designation due to different tax consequences. Deeds were clearly described and seller concerns on payouts were carefully represented. Thank you!
Posted by Jan | October 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Deed Transfer
I contacted Attorney Fiffik regarding a deed transfer. Mr. Fiffik thoroughly explained the process and completed the transfer within the quoted time frame, all while remaining on the lower end of his initial estimate. We are very pleased with Mr. Fiffik and his office staff. In the future, if we are ever in the need of an attorney, he will be our first choice!
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Transaction
I hired Mr. Fiffik to represent me in a business transaction. His responsiveness and communication were excellent every step of the way as he ensured we were on the same page with every detail of the transaction. Mike Fiffik is a true professional and I recommend him to anyone. I look forward to working with him again.
Posted by Paul | February 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complete the transaction of disolving my partnership to achevie a buyout of my interests of business
Mr. Fiffik was the most professional, knowledgeable and responsive attorney in the past 20+ years of owning businesses I had the pleasure to work with. I appreciated his straight forward advice and prompt responses to questions and calls throughout my situation. His efforts provided excellent negotiated solutions to help achieve positive results for my situation. I will continue to use his services with any future business ventures I'm involved in.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust, Loyalty & Honesty
I have hired Mike for several issues that came up over the years. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney they can trust. He's loyal and honest about everything. Hands down, he's the best!
Posted by Mary | October 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Labor Law Compliance/Unemployment
We own a small landscpaing business and we hired Michael Fiffik for an unemployment claim an employee who quit had filed. Also this employee filed a claim with the state labor law compliance division. In our initial meeting Mike took notes, and explained the best scenario and what the worst scenario could be. The next day we received a letter outlining what the cost would be if we wanted to retain Mike. We signed the agreement and returned it. Mike told us exactly what information we needed to fight the claim and wrote the letter to labor compliance and spoke with their representative on our behalf. Because of his knowledge in this area and being able to tell us exactly what we needed to include in our statement to labor compliance they disallowed our employees claim. Next our employee requested a hearing because he was initially denied unemployment benefits. Again Mike was able to tell us the exact information we needed to gather to fight this claim. We got together all the info Mike had requested and gave it to him. The day before the hearing we spoke to Mike and he told us exactly how the hearing would be conducted and what to expect. He represented us at the hearing, knowing the right questions to ask at the appropriate time. We have just found out that our employee also lost this appeal. Mike has also offered to help us in other areas of our business such as putting together an employee handbook. He also made recommendations how we handle our the time sheets for our employees. From the first time we talked with Mike we felt very relieved and confident that he would do his best on our behalf, and we were correct. We would definitely recommend Michael Fiffik to anyone who is needs an attorney for their business.
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Posted by Andrew | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr Fiffik has been my attorney for almost 20 years and has represented me successfully in both personal and business matters in virtually all aspects of the law from defending my family and business interests , negotiating favorable lease terms from the gas industry , drafting lease documents for our residential and commercial properties portfolio as well as preparing numerous reals estate closings involving additions to my portfolio and providing me with relevant information and legal advice in regards to personal and business decisions Having chosen Mr Fiffick as my attorney for almost 20 years I truly believe Mr Fiffick has earned the 5 star rating .
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Closing on my moms home and my lots
Michael was a huge help in keeping the lot and block numbers and ownership straight during a 4 parcel closing. We had to make certain that the closing company properly reported the transaction by the two different owners of the parcels. The tax treatment will be different for the owners. Some times there are changes that need to be made at the last minute and that is true with our recent closing. Attention to detail when it counted and we are grateful that Michael was able to deal with the closing company lawyer the buyers' lender and of course our family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-375 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Fiffik Law Group, P.C.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Welch, Gold, Siegel & Fiffik, P.C.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Law Clerk
  • Waggoner & Ferens
  • 1990 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Business Sales and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity Investment
  • Commercial Workout/Turnarounds

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Thrivent Financial Member Network, Ohio Valley Region
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Concordia Lutheran Ministries
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for Business & Corporate Law
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for Business & Corporate Law
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for Business & Corporate Law
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for Business & Corporate Law
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for Business & Corporate Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rated Corporate Litigation & Business
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Lawyers
  • Pittsburgh Magazine
  • 2015
  • Named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rated Corporate Litigation & Business
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • BV Peer Review Rated Corporate Litigation & Business
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Peer Review Rated Corporate Litigation & Business
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • America's SBDC
  • Risk Mitigation for Small Business Owner
  • 2015
  • Lunch n'Learn
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (24)
Endorse Michael
Business Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is straightforward, thoughtful, and inquisitive. He brings his expertise to the table and can give the best options and outcomes, I recommend."
Business Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a seasoned pragmatic lawyer who knows how to get things done. Your business or family is in good hands with Mike on your case."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fiffik is thoughtful, very knowledgable and provides helpful advice. I endorse this lawyer."