Michael D. DeMarco
Michael DeMarco attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and attained the degree of Juris Doctor in 1973. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970. Mr. DeMarco is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.Mr. DeMarco began his training while a law student and was advanced to an attorney with a local law firm where he worked on tax and commercial law cases. He later joined the tax department of a national CPA firm, J.K. Lasser and Company. His experience included research and documentation in all types of tax issues.
Mr. DeMarco’s present law practice began in 1975 when he concentrated in representing clients before the IRS and in tax-related transactions. Mr. DeMarco’s early practice also included work on pension and profit sharing plan design and ERISA compliance. As such, the firm now represents numerous employee plans and provides day-to-day counsel in employee benefits. He represents business clients in organization and sale matters. Mr. DeMarco also serves as counsel to professional medical practitioners. He guides these and other business clients in taxation, estate and business planning issues.
William I. Negle, Jr.
William Negle is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he received the degree of Juris Doctor in 1981. He attended Duquesne University, graduating cum laude in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Negle also completed all required accounting courses and passed the Pennsylvania examination to become a Certified Public Accountant in 1985.
Following law school, Mr. Negle became associated with an established Pittsburgh accounting firm where he practiced in taxation and business accounting. There he gained experience in tax and accounting issues. He successfully represented clients in his capacity as a CPA.
Mr. Negle joined our law firm in 1986 and has served as legal counsel in numerous business and personal tax matters, IRS audits and litigation matters, tax compliance and tax planning, and employee benefit law. He adds a valuable perspective to client needs because of his accounting experience. Mr. Negle has served as lead counsel on ERISA litigation in the United States District Court.
Kiersten L. Lane
Kiersten L. Lane graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997 where she majored in marketing and minored in business law. She attended Duquesne University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor in 2000.
Ms. Lane practiced criminal law for five years with the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender. She joined the firm in 2005, and provides representation to our clients in the areas of general business matters, tax assessment appeals, zoning matters, commercial and residential landlord / tenant cases, estate planning, and general litigation. She became a named partner in the firm in 2017.
Ms. Lane is a certified mediator for the Federal District Court, where she also serves as court appointed counsel on the CJA panel.
Ms. Lane is member of the Mt. Lebanon Community Relations Board and a team manager for the Mt. Lebanon Youth Hockey Association.
James R. Craig
James Craig is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Following law school, he completed three years of practice with a local firm, focusing on real estate and arbitration matters. He joined the firm in 2016 and represents clients in real estate and arbitration matters.
Nat C. Cohen
Nat Cohen is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor degree in 1982. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating magna cum laude in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
From 1982 through 1992, Mr. Cohen was associated with Samuel J. Reich, Esquire, and Emerson G. Hess, Esquire and their law firms. While working with attorneys Reich and Hess, Mr. Cohen gained valuable experience representing clients in various real estate and business matters. over the years, Mr. Cohen has represented many individuals and businesses in landlord-tenant cases. He provides firm clients with title examination and title insurance in residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Mr. Cohen joined our firm in 1992 and serves as legal counsel on issues involving real estate and business issues.