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Education

  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania

Gary M. Sanderson focuses his practice on a wide range of business matters. He works with new and established companies to navigate complex transactions and disputes. Gary is a member of the Real Estate & Lending, Corporate & Business Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, and International Law & Immigration Groups.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Elected Secretary and Treasurer for the Business & Corporate Law Section
    • Real Property Section Member
    • Young Lawyers Division Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Vice Co-Chair of the Young Leaders Group
  • Green Building Alliance, Member

Additional Information
While growing up in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, Gary lived in a log cabin. He settled in Pittsburgh after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh. He now lives in the North Hills with his wife and three sons. Prior to joining the firm, Gary studied abroad in Rome, Italy. While in law school, Gary served as both a law clerk at an immigration law firm and a Teaching Assistant for international attorneys learning about the American legal system. In his spare time, Gary enjoys playing guitar, photography, kayaking, and running.

  • Represent businesses throughout all stages of company life cycle – formation, development, commercialization, growth, and exit.
  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements for clients in various industries.
  • Negotiate, draft, and close stock sale, purchase and redemption transactions, asset sale and purchase transactions, and mergers and conversions.
  • Negotiate, draft, and close real estate transactions, including purchase agreements, deeds, leases, easements, and right of ways.
  • Assist businesses with receiverships and work outs , and pursue debtors in bankruptcy and collection cases.
  • Assist businesses with immigration needs, including H-1Bs, L Visas, and E Visas.
  • Assist in the litigation of real estate, commercial, and construction disputes, including title, zoning, eviction, tax assessment appeals, mechanic’s liens, construction, and foreclosures.
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2012 – cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Certificate in International & Comparative Law
    • Research Editor, Pittsburgh Tax Review
    • Teaching Assistant & Research Assistant, Legal Writing
    • Co-founder & Business Manager, Business & Corporate Law Association
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, Federal Income Taxation & Immigration Law
  • B.A. in Business Administration and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration & Arts and Sciences, 2009 – summa cum laude
  • “Take Advantage of ‘E’ Investor Visas,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop, September 15, 2015.
  • H-1B Visas: Be Prepared to Submit Applications on April 1st,” University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Newsletter, February 2015.
  • “Health Care Employers Should Prepare for Overtime Changes,” Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News, July 2014.
  • “Overtime Changes on the Horizon,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop, B-5, May 2, 2014.
  • “Recent Change to Law Helps Landlords Handle Tenants’ Abandoned Belongings,” Co-author, The Real Estate Investor’s ACRE of Pittsburgh, Inc., March 2014.
  • “Property Tax Assessment Appeal Alert,” Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Blog, March 2014.
  • “Municipal Planning Code (MPC) Amendments – Electronic Notice (Act 36 (HB 515)),” Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Winter 2014.