Bernstein-Burkley, P.C.


Headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

7 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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In 1967, Joe Bernstein started his Pittsburgh law practice with the goal to provide the best possible advice to clients. As an established businessman-turned-lawyer, Joe was hand-picked to be a member of President Lyndon Johnson’s task force on minority small businesses. Eventually Joe Bernstein and his son Bob would make it a priority to balance a client’s business interests with their legal needs at Bernstein law firm. When Kirk Burkley joined the firm in 2002, his views aligned with those of his predecessors, and today he continues the firm's legacy as managing partner of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C.

At the heart of Bernstein-Burkley is the tradition of tending to both business and legal opportunities, in addition to creating partnerships that provide clients with peace of mind through expert advice and zealous representation. With offices in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Wheeling, the law firm concentrates in Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Litigation, Real Estate, Business Law, and Oil & Gas. In every transaction, one thing remains the same: the firm's commitment to respecting and understanding clients’ best interests and bottom line. The Bernstein-Burkley team approaches each client with the same care and diligence in which they handle their own business needs.

An important component to this business approach is the firm's attorneys, who are nationally recognized innovators in their practice areas. Bernstein-Burkley clients can feel confident about working with this experienced team, knowing that their business is in the hands of industry leaders.

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  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

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Law Firm Bankruptcies: Partners May Run, but They Can't Hide


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Pre-Filing Advice for Individual Chapter 11 Debtors: Practical Tips and Pitfalls


"An individual Chapter 11 debtor faces many unsettled problems – problems that may jeopardize the debtor’s ability to reorganize successfully or that may require the debtor to pay more to creditors than the debtor hoped or expected."

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Credit Bidding at Bankruptcy Sales: A Powerful Tool, But Not Absolute


The authors discuss how recent bankruptcy cases may level the credit bidding playing field for lenders by initiating bidding caps during a bankruptcy sale process. They recommend proceeding with caution: Lenders who are overzealous, especially in “loan-to-own” scenarios, may invite accusations of unfair conduct that could undercut their right to credit bid.

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