Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. is pleased to announce today that Kirk B. Burkley has been named a managing partner with the Pittsburgh-based firm. Burkley will co-manage the growing firm with Robert Bernstein, who has held the role of managing partner for more than 20 years.
“Kirk has become a significant force at the firm, and we are delighted to welcome him into the role of co-managing partner. We have a strong management team in place and we are confident that Kirk’s skill set and knowledge of the firm will play a key role in the continued success of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C.,” said Robert Bernstein. “Since Kirk joined our firm in 2002, we have nearly doubled in size, while continuing to expand and improve the services we offer our clients.”
As the supervising partner of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice, Burkley has extensive experience in representing secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy, financial restructuring and workout situations, including the representation of numerous unsecured creditors’ committees, equipment lessors, financial institutions and commercial landlords. He has also represented owners, contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes and regularly advises developers and lenders on large real estate transactions. Additionally, Burkley has developed unique experience in many facets of shareholder litigation in different industries.
Commenting on his appointment as co-managing partner, Kirk says “I’m thrilled to step into this new role. It is a big responsibility, but this is a great firm with excellent attorneys and a dedicated support staff. My focus is to continuously improve the core practices that the firm’s success has been built on – Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Business Law – while growing newer practice areas, such as Real Estate and Oil, Gas and Energy. We will still deliver the high-quality legal service that our clients expect, while maintaining the reasonable rates that they deserve.”
Kirk is nationally certified in Business Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Law from the American Board of Certification. He was named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” from 2005 to 2012 and a “Super Lawyer” since 2013 by Philadelphia Magazine. He has also been named as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2011 by his peers in the field of Bankruptcy.
ABOUT BERNSTEIN-BURKLEY, P.C.
Bernstein-Burkley P.C. is a highly regarded and respected Pittsburgh-based law firm with a national reach in Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights, Business Law, Real Estate and Oil, Gas & Energy. The firm has cultivated a reputation for excellence over more than 45 years in the Pittsburgh business community. Bernstein-Burkley P.C.’s core purpose is to create partnerships that provide clients with peace of mind through expert advice and zealous representation.