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Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

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

Joseph E. Bartoszewicz is Vice Chair of the firm’s Real Estate & Lending Group and Chair of the Lenders Group. Joe has practiced at the firm since his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1989. He practices in the areas of commercial real estate financing and real estate acquisition and development.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Association’s Real Property Section and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Saint Alexis Church (Wexford), Greeter and Eucharistic Minister
  • Blessed Francis Seelos Academy
    • Athletic Association Executive Board, Member
    • Boys Basketball Coordinator
    • Varsity Boys Head Basketball Coach
    • Director of the Faith Formation Through Sports Ministry (Sports Leader Program)
  • Central Catholic High School Alumni Association and the Central Catholic Letterman Club (Basketball), Member
  • Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh, Member

Additional Information

Joe is an avid runner and road bicyclist, and he participates in many local races, charity runs, and rides. Joe supports and raises funds for many charitable organizations, including the Multiple Scleroses Society, Friends of Kenyon Orphans, and Dirty Vagabond Ministries. He is also a lifetime fisherman and enjoys fishing for muskies throughout the United States and Canada. Joe was born and raised in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh and now lives in the Town of McCandless with his wife Cindy.

  • Joe is a veteran deal closer who prioritizes quality, affordability, practicality and efficiency in the context of a positive, collaborative, enjoyable (and sometimes humorous) experience, infused with equal parts of humble service, unwavering responsiveness, exceptional organization and sincere gratitude.
  • He represents lending institutions, including local and regional banks in all aspects of commercial real estate lending transactions, including consultation and advice on transaction structuring, drafting and negotiation of loan documentation, analysis of title insurance issues and risks, and management, guidance, and leadership of the transaction closing process.
  • In addition, Joe represents developers and other individual and corporate clients in transactions involving the purchase, sale, construction, renovation, and financing of all types of commercial real estate, including retail properties, golf courses, residential projects, apartments, office complexes, office buildings, and office warehouse facilities.
  • Joe closes transactions involving real estate located in any jurisdiction in the United States, through the firm’s membership in Meritas, a worldwide affiliation of law firms.
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1989
  • B.A. in Economics, University of Notre Dame, 1985 – cum laude
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating Program
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America®  for Real Estate Law