Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Guy C. Fustine

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  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D.; cum laude
  • Notre Dame Law School, London, England
  • Allegheny College, B.A.; cum laude; Alden Scholar, 1975–1979

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification
  • Certified Contract Advisor, National Football League Players Association

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Pupilage Group Leader
  • National Football League Players Association, Contract Advisor
  • Licensed Athlete Agent, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Alabama
  • Lawyers Associated Worldwide

Guy C. Fustine is chair of the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group. His practice is focused on business reorganization, commercial litigation and sports law. Mr. Fustine is board certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, and he has been listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® since 2007 and Best Lawyers in America® since 1993. Mr. Fustine uses his experience, knowledge and skill to represent multimillion dollar debtors, creditors holding secured, unsecured and priority claims, creditors’ committees and trustees. He is also a certified contract advisor for the National Football League Players Association and a licensed athlete agent in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Alabama.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Lead counsel for the purchaser of Peek'n Peak Resort in Clymer, NY
  • Lead counsel for the seller of Lovell Place Limited Partnership in Erie, PA
  • Court appointed overseer and lead counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Thayer Power & Communication Line Construction Co. in Fairview, PA
  • Reorganization under Chapter 11 of a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Erie, PA
  • Sale of another FQHC as a going concern in Fayette County, PA
  • Negotiation and sale of commercial real estate to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, NY
  • Rejection of a USW Collective Bargaining Agreement under § 1113 of the Bankruptcy Code and sale of the company as an ongoing concern in Warren, PA
  • Reorganization of a southside restaurant and lounge in Pittsburgh, representing former Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward
  • Reorganization of numerous manufacturing companies located in NY, OH, PA and elsewhere, avoiding shut-downs and liquidations

Honors & Ratings

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America®, (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency; Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy), 1993-2015
  • Included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, 2007-2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's continuing education seminars through Knox Law Institute™
  • Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Firm's Professional Advisor Symposium, October 2013
  • Erie County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • Erie County Chapter of the PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Allegheny County Bankruptcy Symposium
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Lawyers Associated Worldwide

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group, Practice Group Leader