PITTSBURGH, PA – April 9, 2018 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys to the firm, Kimberly J. Kisner and Leah K. Sell. Formerly with Kisner Law Firm LLC, the prominent employment and business law practitioners bring expertise in employment & labor, corporate and real estate law. Both attorneys will be based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office.
Kimberly J. Kisner joins the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Employment, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups. Kim will focus her practice primarily on assisting businesses with employment and human resources matters, contracts, and litigation.
With more than 20 years of legal experience, Kim regularly counsels private and public sector employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring through termination. She advises clients on employment discrimination issues, workplace and sexual harassment, disability accommodation, Family & Medical Leave Act compliance, employee handbooks, human resource policies and practices, wage and hour issues, use of temporary/leased/contract employees and independent contractors, performance appraisals, workplace investigations, drug and alcohol testing, workplace privacy issues, disciplinary action and termination, reductions in force, employment at-will/wrongful discharge, alternative dispute resolution, employment agreements, restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, waivers and releases, and unemployment compensation claims.
On the real estate side, Kim practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, representing sellers, purchasers, landlords and tenants in a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, sales, and leases. Kim has represented more than one thousand homeowners in Allegheny County tax assessment appeals and has litigated landlord tenant disputes throughout western Pennsylvania.
Kim is a residential real estate investor in the City of Pittsburgh’s Park Place neighborhood, where she resides.
Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Kim owned and operated Kisner Law Firm, LLC, a Pittsburgh-based firm assisting clients with employment, business, litigation and real estate matters.
Leah Sell joins the firm as an Associate in the firm’s Employment, Corporate and Litigation Practice Groups. Leah will focus her practice in the areas of employment counseling and defense and corporate transactions.
Leah supports many Pittsburgh area start-ups, business owners, employers and managers in the development and protection of their interests and assets. She enjoys getting to know her clients and their businesses, from conception through exit, working with them as they mature and grow. Leah regularly develops business strategies and plans, forms a variety of entities and assists clients with an array of legal matters as they develop. Experienced in negotiating and drafting, Leah supports clients in asset sales and acquisitions and the development of client and vendor agreements to facilitate business expansion.
Leah also counsels private employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring through termination. She represents clients in state and federal court, arbitration, mediation and agency proceedings.
Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Leah was also an associate at Kisner Law Firm, LLC.
“We are very pleased that Kim and Leah have joined the firm,” said Pete A. Fuscaldo, Leech Tishman’s managing partner. “Over the years, Kisner Law Firm, LLC has been well-regarded in our region for handling everything from routine transactional matters to high-stakes litigation, for a variety of clients, both locally and nationally. Their skillset will be complementary to our Employment, Corporate and Litigation Practice Groups and a great asset to our clients.”
ABOUT LEECH TISHMAN
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, aviation & aerospace, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, embezzlement & employee theft, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, El Segundo, CA, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, New York, Sarasota, and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 424.738.4400 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.
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