Nicholas D. Varischetti

Nicholas D. Varischetti

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Burns White Center
48 26th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222



Nicholas D. Varischetti is a Member at Burns White, assisting businesses from a wide range of industries with their litigation, general business, and advisement needs. 

Whether it’s a newly formed entity or an established mid-market company, Mr. Varischetti takes a hands-on approach to understanding each client’s position within the framework of its business or industry.

Named a 2014 Fast Tracker by the Pittsburgh Business Times, Mr. Varischetti has handled various corporate and entity governance matters ranging from entity formation to Board of Directors advisement to business liquidation, with a focus on the construction and oil and gas industries. More specifically, he is experienced in financing transactions, commercial loans, and refinancing, as well as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.

Prior to joining Burns White full time as an attorney, Mr. Varischetti was a Summer Associate at Burns White and spent two years at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office. He also interned in the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, clerked in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, and worked at the Pennsylvania Senate.

Mr. Varischetti holds three degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, earning a Juris Doctor in 2011 with a Health Law Certificate, a Master’s in public administration from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in 2008, and a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and business management in 2006.

In the fourth quarter of 2020, Mr. Varischetti launched Allegheny Strategy Partners (ASP).  ASP is a public affairs and business development firm, where their core services include advocacy, issue management and communications, and business consulting and development. He is joined by former Senator Joseph Scarnati III and Thomas Johnson.

Mr. Varischetti is also a partner in Varischetti Holdings, LP, a family-owned and operated organization consisting of several different businesses, including real estate investments, powder metal manufacturing, a construction equipment dealership, an oil and gas field services company, and waste industry consulting.

Additionally, Mr. Varischetti is a shareholder and director of Guardian Elder Care Holdings, Inc., a healthcare provider with more than 50 nursing facilities, a rehabilitation services business, a long-term care pharmacy, and a home health company. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Emclaire Financial Corp. and its subsidiary The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, as well as a member of Varischetti Sports, LLC, which owns a minority interest in the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Outside of the legal profession, Mr. Varischetti is actively involved in the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Frank Varischetti Foundation, the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the La Roche University Board of Trustees, and the Duquesne Club Board of Governors. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), and was a Board Member and Chairperson for both Every Child Inc. and Pittsburgh’s Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA).


Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Business Practices
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Energy


  • University of Pittsburgh (J.D., 2011)
  • University of Pittsburgh (M.P.A., 2008)
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A., magna cum laude, 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Accolades & Involvement

Honors / Awards

  • 2014 Pittsburgh Business Times Fast Tracker
  • Phi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars


  • “Proprietary Prosecution;” Act 13 in 3D: Drilling, Doctors, and Disclosure; Pittsburgh, PA; February 2013