Krista has significant civil litigation and transactional experience in all areas of real property law. She counsels commercial and residential property owners in sales contracts, leases (retail, residential, and OGM) and civil disputes. She assists real estate investment groups with business formation, membership interest purchase agreements, and land contracts. She assists developers and landowners with zoning and land use issues. She also has vast experience representing real estate owners and real estate agents and brokers in lawsuits involving seller disclosure issues, unfair trade practices, and commission disputes across Western Pennsylvania.
Krista frequently instructs Continuing Legal Education programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and National Business Institute, including “A Day in Real Estate,” “Buying and Selling Real Property,” “Agent and Broker Liability,” “VRBOs and Planned Communities,” and “The Role of Indemnity and Insurance in Business Transactions and Litigation.” She also offers internal training and risk management seminars to her clients to keep them apprised of evolving changes and developments in the law.
Krista has been recognized for exceptional service and professional achievement by Best Lawyers in America (2021) and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2020 and 2021). She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as the Supreme Court of West Virginia. She is a member of the Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, and Butler County Bar Associations.
Krista graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 1993. She received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 1997, where she represented Duquesne in Trial Advocacy.