Greystone Legal Associates Overview
Over 40 Years of Experience in Trial and Appellate Work Before Federal and State Administrative Agencies and in the Courts.
Specific areas of our concentration include:
There is no “phone mail” here. Clients are not passed from attorney to attorney, only to be billed later for bringing each successive attorney “up to speed.” We pay attention, respond to questions, and do what we say we will do. Every attorney at this firm is a person you can count upon. We ask the right questions, and we give you straight answers.
When peer reviewed, our firm has received the highest possible ratings for legal expertise and ethics. (To review the “A/V” rating and what it means, please visit www.martindale.com.)
Mr. Georgiades was nominated and voted by his peers onto the list of “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” in every year since 2006. Nomination to that list is a distinction granted to only five percent of the lawyers in Pennsylvania.
Individual Rights claims include vindicating the rights of individuals and business entities alike. For example, we used federal civil rights laws to successfully challenge the illegal assessment of taxes by the City of Pittsburgh, forcing the City to revise its tax forms and procedures. We have also challenged municipal abuse of the eminent domain power to control businesses, restrict citizens’ use of their own property, and limit who people can do business with.
Eminent domain and zoning today mean more than just valuing property. Municipalities increasingly attempt to use “economic development” as a pretext for controlling who can do business, and where. This attempt to expand government power implicates important civil rights, beyond the right to be paid for condemned property. Our experience includes validation of property and we contest government seizures, but we also challenge the use of eminent domain to control how people live.
Technology-Based Firms have become an important element of Pittsburgh’s economy. Our experience in this area includes a broad range of legal problems confronting high-technology business enterprises, in court and out: routine collection matters; business organization; protecting clients’ competitive interests and intellectual assets; and preparation/enforcement of confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation, and employment agreements.
Having represented European Interests in Western Pennsylvania, we are experienced with the cultural differences which distinguish European and North American business practices.