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10 Knox Law Attorneys Selected for 2022 PA Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars Lists

Posted on May 25, 2022

Bryan Baumann, Mark Claypool, Neal Devlin, Guy Fustine and Tom Tupitza, shareholders at Knox Law, have all been selected for inclusion on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list for 2022.

Additionally, five attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list: Alex Cox, Julia Herzing, Matt Lasher, Mike Musone and Jeremy Toman.

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According to their website, Super Lawyers® is "a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations."

"Rising Stars" candidates must be 40 years old or younger, or have practiced law for 10 years or less. More on the selection process can be found here.

We congratulate the following attorneys:

Bryan G. Baumann: Bryan is a full-time litigator, and is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated (Martindale-Hubbell). He has extensive experience representing clients in commercial and construction disputes, injunction proceedings, personal injury matters, and trust & estate disputes. He has argued before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and represented clients in federal and state courts in various jurisdictions. Bryan is licensed to practice in Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania and is also included in The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Construction.

Mark G. Claypool: Mark is Board Certified in bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and a full-time member of Knox Law’s Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Group. He routinely represents banks, lenders and financial institutions in collections and foreclosure matters in both state and federal court. He is an appointed member of the Local Rules Committee for the United State Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and is included in The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency as well as Reorganization Law.

Neal R. Devlin: Neal focuses his practice on litigating complex disputes, and he has litigated such disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. His practice includes litigating contract, business and intellectual property disputes, as well as white collar crime matters. He is also experienced in addressing all manner of disputes in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Neal has been included in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation since 2013.

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. 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 been included on the Best Lawyers in America® list since 1993.

Thomas A. Tupitza: Tom advises clients in the private, public and nonprofit sectors on finance, real estate, and governance matters. An elected member of the American Law Institute and a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, he is active as bond counsel in tax-exempt financing transactions. He is a director of Perry Construction Group, Inc., and of several charitable organizations, and has served as Knox Law’s President since 2007. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated (Martindale-Hubbell), has been listed on the Best Lawyers in America® list since 2012, and has been selected as Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for the Pittsburgh metropolitan area in Public Finance Law (2020 & 2015) and Land Use and Zoning Law (2016).

Alexander K. Cox: Alex focuses his practice on litigating complex and commercial disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has significant experience in a wide variety of subject matters, including contract, business, and intellectual property disputes, along with labor and employment litigation, administrative and regulatory matters, trusts and estate disputes, and appellate and constitutional law practice. He also helps to protect clients’ intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and thus he has significant experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Julia M. Herzing: Julia focuses her practice on a variety of labor & employment matters, including litigation. She works with both private and public employers, counseling and representing clients on compliance with workplace laws, hiring and firing issues, and collective bargaining. Her practice also includes representing employers in defense of discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment-related claims. She also advises public and private educational institutions on Title IX matters, including investigations and responding to complaints.

Matthew W. Lasher: Matt is new to the 2022 list. He concentrates his practice on labor & employment law. He assists clients in navigating various workplace matters including the unemployment system, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance, and more. He also drafts and reviews employee handbooks, employment agreements and federal employment litigation documents.

Michael J. Musone: Mike is also new to the 2022 list. He is a full-time litigator who focuses his practice representing commercial enterprises. He also represents municipalities in tax assessment appeals and practices Orphan’s Court litigation, including will contests, trusts and estate matters. Mike is a cum laude graduate of Cleveland Marshall College of Law, where he was a member of the Employment Law Clinic.

Jeremy T. Toman: Jeremy, who is licensed in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, focuses his practice 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. He 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.

For more information, please contact Sarah Holland.