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Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
  • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Amanda M. Daquelente is an Associate in the firm’s Corporate & Business Law, Real Estate & Lending, and Private Clients Practice Groups.

Amanda’s practice focuses primarily on a wide range of business and corporate transactions, including but not limited to, counseling clients on entity formation and structuring of business transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and the purchase and sale of businesses as well as business succession planning.

Amanda’s work also focuses on all aspects of real estate transactions, including real estate acquisition and disposition, leasing and financing, and the representation of individuals and closely-held companies in a broad range of general corporate and real estate-related transactions.

As part of the firm’s Private Clients Group, Amanda works with clients to develop estate-planning objectives including business succession, planning to minimize estate and inheritance tax liability, preserving family assets, supporting charitable interests, providing for minors and individuals with special needs and she implements these objectives through drafting wills and trusts based upon each individual client’s needs. In addition, she assists executors and trustees in the administration of a decedent’s estate or trust.

Professional/Community Involvement
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Corporate, Banking, and Business Law Section, Board Member
  • Women-PGH – Educational Networking Group, Founding Member and Board Member

Additional Information

Amanda grew up in the Pittsburgh area and currently resides in the North Hills with her husband and three children.

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 2006 – cum laude
    • John Marshall Scholar
    • Dean’s List (GPA of 3.50 or higher): Fall 2002-Spring 2004; Spring 2005-Fall 2005
    • Honors List (GPA of 3.70 or higher): Spring 2006
    • Delphic Honor Society: Fall 2002-Fall 2005
    • National Honor Roll: 2005, 2006
    • National Dean’s List:  2005, 2006
    • Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll: Fall 2003-Fall 2005
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Drafts and negotiates all types of corporate and real estate transactions
  • Advises clients on entity formation and business structure and planning issues
  • Drafts and negotiates corporate governance documentation, stock and asset purchase and sale agreements

Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Reorganizations

  • Represented two separate construction companies and principal shareholders as lead attorney in the sale of their stock in complex ESOP transactions, including all negotiations on behalf of the companies and the shareholders with ESOP counsel and trustee.
  • Negotiated and primarily responsible for representing an electrical contractor in the purchase of assets and equipment in a multi-million dollar transaction, including negotiating and drafting all relative agreements and obtaining key releases from multiple sureties and lending institutions.
  • Represented company and majority shareholder as lead attorney in the sale of the majority shareholder’s stock to minority shareholders in multi-million-dollar transaction and drafted and negotiated all key deal documents, including stock purchase agreements, security instruments, promissory notes, guarantees, etc.
  • Represented company in a corporate restructure to authorize additional shares that enabled the company to enter into stock subscription agreements with two key employees to create a multi-year minority shareholder buy-in structure that would allow the majority shareholder to phase-out his ownership in company.
  • Negotiated and primarily responsible for a joint venture between a Pittsburgh based general contractor and a foreign oil, gas, pipeline and petrochemical contractor with a complex ownership structure, including addressing and drafting key operative agreements to deal with issues such as dispute resolution, business succession and ownership and licensing of key intellectual property between the parties.
  • Primarily responsible for all document drafting and negotiations involved for a Cranberry real estate company’s corporate division to separate mineral rights and then merging one of the divided entities into a separate real estate limited partnership to allow for successful application and use of multi-modal grant funds.
  • Primarily responsible for planning, drafting and negotiating all documents for a Pittsburgh based plumbing company’s corporate restructure to separate residential plumbing assets from commercial plumbing assets and then structuring an asset sale of the residential plumbing assets to a newly formed limited liability company.

Real Estate and Financing Transactions

  • Represented developer in a complex multi-million dollar sale of commercial property which dealt with easement, zoning and other land-use issues.
  • Participated in a reverse 1031 improvements exchange transaction for a Pittsburgh based automobile company.
  • Represented multiple commercial developers in negotiations involving commercial leases and purchase and sale transactions, ranging from simple transactions to multi-million dollar complex transactions.
  • Represented Pittsburgh based developer with a $25,000,000 refinance which involved the defeasance of the current mortgage loan.
  • Participated in and drafted several corporate documents for a commercial developer that assisted with the financing for a hotel in East Liberty.