Ken also represents residential property owners in seller disclosure fraud litigation, tax assessment appeals, landslide litigation, eminent domain and other condemnation issues. As an eminent domain attorney, Ken has successfully negotiated the recovery of millions of dollars for clients whose property has been taken via eminent domain. Ken’s real estate practice also involves work for railroad carriers involving property disputes, and tax assessment and exemption issues.
Ken also represents two of the largest nursing home organizations in Pennsylvania – with a combined 40 locations. As counsel for these long term care clients, Ken defends Workers’ Compensation litigation claims, and advises clients on a variety of issues ranging from OSHA compliance to subrogation recovery of medical bills for residents. Ken’s practice as a Workers’ Comp defense attorney also includes local manufacturers, and the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Defending clients’ interests as against other claims, Ken has also successfully represented defendants in asbestos litigation – including claims by clients’ current/former employees or visitors to clients’ properties.
Ken has significant civil trial experience, and is regularly called upon for all manner of clients’ litigation needs including Arbitration and Magistrate hearings, depositions, Motions Court, Administrative Law proceedings, and mediation.
As a volunteer, Ken has been involved in the non-profit sector, and as a pro bono attorney for underserved parties, for the bulk of his career. Ken was a twelve year Board member, and past President of the Board of Trustees, of The Early Learning Institute, which is a local non-profit that provides early intervention services for children with special needs. As a litigator, Ken has also successfully represented non-profit organizations with Board disputes, real estate transactions, general management, and general litigation matters. Ken also spent fifteen years volunteering as a pro bono attorney through the Protection from Abuse program, within the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas – Family Division.
- Counseling commercial property managers, and litigating claims related to property management;
- Defending personal injury claims;
- Landslide and condemnation litigation;
- Water runoff and property disputes;
- Railroad property issues;
- Eminent Domain recovery for clients whose property has been taken by public agencies;
- Asbestos litigation defense;
- Workers’ Compensation defense litigation and consulting; and
- Real estate litigation, including seller disclosure disputes.