Mr. Toman’s practice is focused on real estate, business law and environmental law. He has represented commercial clients and individuals in all phases of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leases, financing, formation and organization of condominiums, and condemnations. Mr. Toman has negotiated numerous oil and gas leases, earning his clients over $27 million in up-front bonus payments. He has also advised clients on business formation, choice of entity, business structure and organization for publicly and privately held entities, both for-profit and non-profit.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Negotiated several oil and gas leases for clients covering over 11,000 total acres and earning his clients over $27 million in up front bonus payments
  • Successfully navigated clients through complex quiet title actions to cure title defects to real property allowing his clients to acquire clear title for purposes of conveying, financing or leasing of oil and gas rights to said property
  • Prepared sophisticated multimillion dollar purchase agreement for the purchase of an out-of-state manufacturing business
  • Negotiated several complex commercial leasing arrangements for a major developer during its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Formed and organized a residential condominium for a 60 unit complex
  • Directed multiple residential and commercial real estate closings
  • Condemned multiple blighted properties for a local municipal authority


Speaking Engagements

Community & Professional Service

  • Erie County Public Library Foundation, Board Member
  • Hooked on Books, Board Member
  • Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, Erie Ambassador

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D.; Journal of Technology Law and Policy, Articles Editor
  • University of Chicago, B.A.; with Honors

Admissions & Certifications

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

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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