Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Elliott J. Ehrenreich

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Practice Areas


  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D.; cum laude; CALI certificates in Land Use Planning; Payment Systems; Bankruptcy; and Commercial Transactions II
  • Gannon University, B.A.; magna cum laude

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Business & Commercial Section, Chairman
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • New York Bar Association

Mr. Ehrenreich, who is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New York, concentrates his practice on business acquisitions and financings, health law and other general business transactions. He has successfully represented a diverse range of clients including businesses, franchises, physician practices, a national healthcare service provider and several nonprofit entities throughout Western Pennsylvania and Western New York.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Handled numerous physician contracts and physician practice acquisitions
  • Successfully closed a diverse range of development, franchise and license agreements
  • Negotiated and successfully closed a restaurant franchise deal covering multiple properties and operating locations in New York and Missouri
  • Handled acquisition of a division of a national healthcare service provider
  • Negotiated several management contracts for large regional nonprofit institutions
  • Obtained multiple expedited tax exemptions for charitable organizations


  • Included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list for 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Professional Advisor Symposium, October 2013
  • Small Business Development Center Franchisee Roundtable Discussion, October 2013
  • Guardianships...What a Facility Needs to Know
  • COBRA/HIPAA - What’s Changing and What’s Staying the Same
  • The Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on COBRA
  • Pennsylvania Proposed Assisted Living Regulations

Community & Professional Service

  • Hamot Health Foundation, Corporator, Corporator Campaign Chair 2013-2014
  • LifeWorks Erie, Board Chair
  • VisitErie, Board Member, Secretary
  • Erie Dawn, Board Member, Finance Committee Chair
  • Perry Square Alliance, Advisor
  • Erie Ambassador

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder