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2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes MBM attorneys for demonstrated legal excellence

Maiello Brungo & Maiello, LLP (MBM), a client-oriented, practical focused law firm, is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been recognized in 2024 U.S. Best Lawyers® edition.

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The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 Edition

Best Lawyers® is one of the longest-running peer review publications among legal professionals and is universally recognized as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® has published its list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

Michael Brungo

A Partner with MBM, Mr. Brungo serves as solicitor and special counsel for school districts, municipalities, and governmental authorities handling issues such as student rights and constitutional and civil rights issues. He also represents public and private entities on employment matters including hiring practices, progressive discipline, and defending discrimination claims. Mr. Brungo has extensive experience in collective bargaining. He has most recently been selected as a Pittsburgh Super Lawyer® for School & Education and Employment & Labor in 2020-2023.

Jennifer Cerce

A Partner, Ms. Cerce specializes in real estate, business, and civil litigation. She works extensively with taxing bodies handing Pennsylvania tax assessment and exemption appeals for residential and commercial real estate at Administrative Hearings, the Court of Common Pleas, and Appellate Courts. Ms. Cerce also represents government taxing bodies in sheriff sales throughout Pennsylvania.

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Christina Lane

A Partner at MBM, Ms. Lane concentrates her practice on education and employment law. She has considerable expertise in disability, employment, and related litigation before administrative agencies such as the PHRC, EEOC, state and federal courts. She routinely provides counsel to clients on issues of regulatory compliance, policy development, collective bargaining, employee discipline, student services, accommodation requests, and litigation avoidance. For MBM’s private clients, Ms. Lane conducts internal workplace investigations.

Lawrence Maiello

A Partner at MBM, Mr. Maiello leads MBM’s Real Estate Law practice, having specialized in the industry for over three decades. He possesses substantial experience with commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate developments. As an extension of his real estate practice, Mr. Maiello acts as counsel on construction matters, assisting with project management issues, construction litigation, and mediation matters. He was selected to PA’s Super Lawyers® for 2021-2023 for Real Estate Law.

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Kathleen McConnell

A Senior Associate at MBM, Ms. McConnell has extensive experience in the real estate industry, which began as general counsel for a property management and development corporation. She has represented numerous clients throughout the organizational, transactional, financial, and construction processes necessary to real estate development. She has also been instrumental as counsel to banks in connection with loans secured by real estate and commercial assets.


John Prorok

A Partner at MBM, Mr. Prorok has three decades of commercial real estate transactional experience, including construction loans, leasing, and the acquisition and sale of mixed use, office, and retail properties. Mr. Prorok has received this distinction since 2022 and has also been previously honored as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® in the areas of Business & Corporate law, and Real Estate.

MBM Law Offices were also named U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2023 Best Law Firms.

David Raves

A Partner, Mr. Raves specializes in construction law and is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By integrating his architectural experience with his legal practice, Mr. Raves brings unique insight into the construction process and provides MBM’s clients with stellar legal representation. He is recognized by both peers and clients for his exceptional results in Construction Litigation, including being a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® from 2010 through 2022.

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Maiello, Brungo & Maiello is a full-service law firm comprised of a team of diverse and experienced Pittsburgh lawyers specializing in:

Business Law Construction Law Education Law Employment Law Real Estate Law
Estate Planning HR Law Municipal Law Litigation Law Tax Assessment Law

MBM Law is highly regarded for our collaborative, hands-on approach when working with clients to find tailored and comprehensive legal solutions. In every aspect of our engagement, we will consistently demonstrate a firm commitment to you. Please contact us if you would like to speak to MBM’s 2024 Best Lawyers in America®.

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Alfred Maiello

Alfred C. Maiello is the founding member of MBM and has represented area school districts as solicitor for 50 years. He counsels school districts and educational institutions on leading developments in school law and guiding them through their day-to-day and long-term challenges.