Guy C. Fustine


Guy's practice is focused on business reorganization, commercial litigation, and sports law. He is board-certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and is Practice Group Leader for the Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Group at Knox Law. He is a neutral evaluator in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program for the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania and a bankruptcy mediator. Guy represents business debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, and receivers in federal and state court cases. He has experience operating and selling on-going businesses, including making day-to-day decisions as a Trustee for both publicly traded and privately owned corporations. Guy also has experience as a contract advisor for the National Football League Players Association and is a licensed athlete agent in Pennsylvania, representing current as well as retired professional athletes.

Practice Areas

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


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • ADR Mediator & Neutral Evaluator, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification
  • Certified Contract Advisor, National Football League Players Association (2012-2018)
  • Licensed Athlete Agent
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  • Reorganization of a 100-year-old business in Erie, PA
  • Chapter 11 Trustee for Oz Gas Ltd., Great Plains Exploration, LLC and John D. Oil and Gas Co.
  • 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 in Erie, PA
  • Negotiation and sale of commercial real estate in Buffalo, NY to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • 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-down and liquidation
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America®, (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; and Litigation - Bankruptcy), 1993-2024
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Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Western Pennsylvania American Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Master
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Associated Worldwide

Community and Professional Service

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Professional Advisor Symposium: 2013, 2017, 2022 and 2023
  • Lex Machina Webinar on Bankruptcy Trends, November 2022
  • Course Instructor: The Legal Environment of Business, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania, March-May 2022
  • Webinar: Looking Beyond COVID-19: Advantages and Disadvantages of Chapter 11 and the Workout Alternative, hosted by Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership, 2020
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section's Annual Bankruptcy Symposium: panelist on "Unwrapping the New SBRA: Is Your Practice Prepared?", 2019
  • Firm's Workplace Law Forum, 2017
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Annual Bankruptcy Institute: state-wide course planner; co-presenter on "Top Commercial Cases of the Year" and "Energy Sector Issues for the Commercial Practitioner," 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Bankruptcy Program: co-presenter on "The Future Relevance of Chapter 11," 2015
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section's Annual Bankruptcy Symposium: co-presenter on "Chapter 11: Exit Strategies and Local Courtroom Practice and Procedure," 2014
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and Pennsylvania School Boards Association School Leadership Conference: panelist on Character Education, 2014
  • Various continuing education seminars through Knox Law Institute®
  • Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Erie County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • Erie County Chapter of the PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Allegheny County Bankruptcy Symposium
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Articles and Publications

Audio Presentations