Nina W. Gusmar

Nina W. Gusmar is a Member in the firm’s Real Estate and Business practice groups. She also provides sophisticated legal analysis and writing for the firm’s Litigation and Appellate practice groups.

Ms. Gusmar has a comprehensive background in the law and is a trusted legal advisor to individuals and business entities on a variety of corporate matters. As a licensed Pennsylvania realtor, she combines her knowledge of the real estate market with her experience in real estate law to assist developers, property managers, brokers, agents, buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. She also advises corporate clients on various legal and compliance matters, including existing and emerging regulations and decisions.

Ms. Gusmar is particularly well-regarded for her expertise in legal research, writing and analysis. As part of her litigation and appellate practice, she has successfully obtained and defended numerous dismissals, judgments and other favorable rulings in various state and federal courts throughout the United States. Additionally, she routinely works with trial counsel to provide strategic direction on complex legal issues, as well as the preparation of advanced pre and post-trial motions.

Ms. Gusmar received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she served as the Notes and Comments editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce. She also received an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a B.A. from the University of Richmond.

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Areas of Law

  • Real Estate
  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Transportation Law
  • Intellectual Property


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D. 1998)
  • University of Pittsburgh (M.B.A. 1998)
  • University of Richmond (B.A. 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • REALTORS® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Association of Realtors of Pittsburgh
  • “Scan and Destroy: The Perks and Perils of a Paperless Environment,” co-authored with Jeffrey Roberts, The Legal Intelligencer, Aug. 25, 2008
  • “Follow Up to Avoid Fallout: Risk Management Strategies to Reduce Diagnosis-Related Malpractice Claims,” The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, July 9, 2007


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