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Michael T. Korns is Senior Counsel with the law firm of Maiello, Brungo and Maiello, LLP. Michael focuses his practice on municipal law and civil litigation and has experience with a wide range of civil matters, including products liability, tort defense, employment, class actions, election law, real estate, and business disputes. Michael has represented clients in both state and federal court in jurisdictions across the United States. In his municipal practice, he advises municipalities on a variety of issues and serves as Solicitor for the Township of Penn, the Township of Ligonier, the Mount Pleasant Township Municipal Authority, the Braddock Water Authority, and the Upper Tyrone Township Sewage Authority.

Michael is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Political Science. Prior to establishing his practice in Pennsylvania, Michael practiced in Washington D.C.

Michael is a native of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, and he is also admitted to Federal Court in both DC and Pennsylvania. He has been recognized by the DC District Court for his contributions as a member of that Court’s Pro Bono Service Panel, and also serves on the board of the Kiski Valley Habitat for Humanity. Michael is the co-author of several articles concerning civil litigation defense, and he is a member of the Westmoreland County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Michael served for two terms the Chairman of the Westmoreland County Republican Committee. Through that organization, he worked to elect Republican candidates to federal, state, and local office, as the official representative of the Republican party in Westmoreland County.

Practice Areas

Construction Law

CONSTRUCTION LAW

MBM’s Construction Law Team crafts the solutions you need for timely and effective resolution. And with our preventive law philosophy, we strive to help our clients prevent disputes before they even begin.

Corporate Law

Corporate Law

The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Maiello Brungo & Maiello work diligently to handle your corporate law matters so that you can focus on building, operating, and managing your business.

Education Law

Education Law

Our School Law Team attorneys stay on top of the leading developments in school law and are aware of both the day-to-day and long-term challenges our school district clients and other educational institutions face.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Our attorneys work hand-in-hand with clients to devise & implement comprehensive estate plans that are tailored to meet each client’s objectives. We develop strategies aimed at preserving & transferring your wealth while alleviating tax burdens.

Employment Law

Employment Law

Our Labor & Employment Law Team advises clients in negotiating employment contracts or collectively bargained agreements, directing management on proper procedures for investigating claims of discrimination, and addressing wage & benefits issues.

Litigation

Litigation

Our trial lawyers understand broad business implications and can draw on the firm’s multidisciplinary teams in industries such as financial services, insurance, real estate, & governmental entities to devise creative, efficient, & successful strategies.

Municipal Law

Municipal Law

MBM’s Municipal Law team has over one hundred years of combined experience representing municipalities, municipal authorities, and municipal boards & commissions throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

Our real estate attorneys have represented buyers and sellers through all aspects of the acquisition, development, construction, financing, environmental consideration, zoning, taxation, and insuring of real estate.

Tax Assessment

Tax Assessment

MBM’s real estate tax assessment attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge & broad-based experience in all aspects of the appeals process & in all property types enabling them to best serve the interest of their clients.

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