(PITTSBURGH) February 10, 2020 – Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., is pleased to announce the addition of associate James Berent to its skilled team of attorneys. James will join the firm’s Litigation and Real Estate practice groups, with a focus on real estate tax assessment appeals and general litigation matters.
A native of Pittsburgh, James is a graduate of Robert Morris University (2008) and received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2012). During law school, he served as a legal extern for the Honorable Kathleen R. Mulligan with the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.
James has experience in real estate tax collection, real estate tax exemption, and consumer bankruptcy proceedings. James has successfully handled thousands of commercial and residential tax assessment appeals in Allegheny County and throughout the region representing both taxing bodies and property owners.
During his time at the Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Center, LLC, he represented consumer bankruptcy clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, including litigation of real estate valuation matters. James has also represented plaintiffs in personal injury claims.
James is licensed in Pennsylvania and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He has been recognized as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in the field of Real Estate since 2017 by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine.
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