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Abigail Marie Salisbury

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 3 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 15 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2021
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Abigail

Learn Abigail’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    I successfully negotiated hundreds of contracts as a university contract officer. I can explain contract terms to you, create client agreements for your business, or negotiate on your behalf.

    14 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    I work with nonprofits, social enterprises, and small businesses to find the type of entity that works best for them and get them up and running. I also work with settlements and disputes.

  3. Other

  4. Business
    I focus on small businesses and social enterprises, both of which have particular requirements and needs.

    9 years

  5. Limited liability company (LLC)
    If you are looking to form a LLC for your business, I can help you with filing the necessary documents and implementing an organizational document, as well as with getting sales tax and other permits in place.

    9 years

My passion is working with nonprofit organizations and small businesses.  These entities have special requirements and obligations that add up to a need for legal services tailored to their particular needs.  

I started my practice because I got tired of hearing that small entities were not having their legal needs met, sometimes resulting in disastrous consequences.  I aim to provide a personal experience for my clients and I tailor my services to you and your values.  

If you need affordable legal services for your nonprofit or small business, contact me for a free consultation and we will discuss ways to meet your goals.

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Salisbury Legal, LLC
321 Pennwood Avenue #208
Salisbury Legal, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

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Posted by Matt Mainhart | January 31, 2017
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Very Satisfied
Abigail is up front about everything, and truly understands the non-profit sector here in Pittsburgh. Not only is she a great resource to get my charity up and running, she has (and shares) other organizations/resources to help me be successful. Quick to respond to communications, friendly, and understands that the non-profit groups operate under a strict budget. I am very happy with what she has provided thus far, and look forward to a longstanding professional relationship with her on my side.
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Posted by Cindy | March 14, 2016
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Abigail is amazing!
Abigail has been assisting our local chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network with various legal tasks, such as revising our by-laws and finishing our filing tasks with the IRS and state of PA so we can officially fundraise as a group. She's been extremely helpful and patient with us, explaining things to us and handling everything in a highly professional manner.
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Posted by Alison | March 8, 2016
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Abigail was terrific!
I used Abigail Salisbury's services this past year, and I would highly recommend her to others. She was knowledgeable, responsive, professional, and compassionate. She explained everything in a manner that i, as a non legal professional, could understand. She was able to guide me to the optimal outcome.
Posted by mgbgfilms | January 6, 2016
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5 stars for Salisbury Legal
I used Salisbury Legal to incorporate one of my small businesses, and they were incredibly professional, prompt, and knowledgeable about the law. Abigail in particular was very communicative, and when there was an issue with the state using the wrong address, she resolved it quickly. I had such a positive experience, I referred Salisbury Legal to my father and my social media manager.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Salisbury Legal, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Contracts Officer
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Executive Director
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Assistant Professor of International Human Rights Law
  • Mekelle University
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • University of Pittsburgh
  • MPPM
  • 2013
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Certificate
  • 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Embezzlement from Nonprofit
  • Outcome in line with organizational values
  • Nonprofit Organization Formation
  • None rejected


  • Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Membership Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Exempt Organizations Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Vivian and Roger Curran French Law and Language Prize
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 2007
  • CALI Award for Achievement in Estates and Trusts
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Bookstaver Award for Excellence in Property Transfer
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 2006


  • Ford Institute for Human Security
  • Unemployment and Underemployment on the Autism Spectrum
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Abigail Salisbury is an extremely competent and capable attorney working in the area of non-profit law. I would recommend her to any client looking for advice in not only starting a non-profit, but also in managing their non-profit, growing their non-profit, and keeping current with the best practices and regulations that govern non-profits. I especially encourage anyone thinking about opening a non-profit to contact Abigail early in the process for her excellent advice."
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