MICHAEL E. FIFFIK
Michael is the managing member at Fiffik Law Group, PC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mike counsels businesses in all stages of their lifecycles from conception, formation, growth, maturity, expansion, and exit. His clients operate a diverse range of ventures including commercial real estate, restaurants, and entertainment venues, medical practices, medical service providers, dental practices, accounting practices, retail stores, construction firms, trucking companies, crane operators, childcare providers, and various franchises. He has substantial experience facilitating financial transactions including venture investments, acquisitions and sales of privately held companies, strategic alliances, secured lending arrangements, restructuring, corporate governance, and employment issues. A significant portion of his time is devoted to representing landlords and tenants, borrowers, purchasers and sellers, developers and investors, limited partnerships, managers, and owners in a wide variety of commercial estate matters.
Michael received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992 and his undergraduate degree from Penn State University (Go Lions!). He was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2011-2017 in the areas of business, corporate, and real estate law and is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in corporate law, litigation and business law. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.
Michael is a regular presenter at Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education courses on subjects including business formation and real estate matters. Michael makes regular appearances to speak on the topic of Group Legal Plans and how they are changing the delivery of legal services in our country. He has been quoted in press releases from Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. and articles appearing in the Oklahoma Journal-Record, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is a two-time recipient of the Leadership Award for excellence in management and providing services to their members of LegalShield.
He serves on several Boards of Directors for Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Concordia Foundation, and Concordia Lutheran Ministries of Pittsburgh from 2004 – present; is a member of the Lutheran Law League, serves as Chairman of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Thrivent Member Network Board of Directors, participates as a Pro-Bono attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services representing clients with Petitions for Protection from Abuse; and is on the Neighborhood Legal Services reduced-fee panel of attorneys handling domestic and bankruptcy cases and is a Volunteer Attorney for Legal Resources for Women – YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.
BAR ADMISSIONS & EDUCATION
Federal District Court, Western Pennsylvania 1992
J.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1992
B.A. Pennsylvania State University, 1989
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Business, Corporate, Commercial Transactions, Commercial and General Litigation, Real Estate, Workers Compensation, Employment Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration