As Senior Counsel, Sharon assists clients who are facing operational or financial hardships in their businesses and charts a course of action that allows them to operate their business successfully or to limit or avoid liabilities that would otherwise impact their ability to operate. An adept listener, Sharon takes the time to thoroughly communicate and truly understand her client’s legal needs. She then develops a strategy that limits consequences for her client and leads to a positive outcome.
Sharon focuses her practice primarily on business and real estate litigation involving shareholder disputes, contract claims, collection actions/foreclosure, commercial lease evictions/collections, partition actions and quiet title actions. With more than 20 years experience, Sharon also works with clients on corporate/commercial and real estate matters namely entity formation, drafting policy and procedures, acquisitions, dissolutions, real estate acquisition, contract drafting/negotiation as well as lease drafting/negotiation.
Sharon’s experience also includes drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements; preparation and review of titles, leases and mechanic’s liens; and representation on a wide range of matters from shareholder/member agreements and foreclosures to torts and employment matters. She has represented clients in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums.
Together with her litigation experience, Sharon has worked with developers, contractors and subcontractors on construction law and related business matters. She has represented clients on claims involving construction of commercial buildings, power plants, churches and residential buildings. With her experience in commercial law, Sharon has also advised contractors and developers with reorganization and refinancing matters.
Publications & Presentations
- Author of Pennsylvania Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Forms and Practice Manual (Updated yearly)
- Presenter: National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminars on a variety of Real Estate Topics
(2017 – 2019)
- Presenter: Pennsylvania Bar Institute: Day on Real Estate (2017, 2019) and Real Estate Institute (2017)
- Presenter: West Virginia Design and Construction Expo (2022)