Michael G. Nicolella

Senior Attorney
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Michael Nicolella is a senior attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky.

He represents and advises private companies, not-for-profit organizations and entrepreneurs in:

  • buying and selling companies, major assets, and real estate,
  • negotiating contracts and leases,
  • governance,
  • protecting intellectual property, and
  • enforcing creditors’ rights in bankruptcies and work-outs.

Before joining SMGG, he practiced these matters with an international law firm. He earned his J.D., with a concentration in business law and regulation, from Cornell Law School in 2006, and interned with a Judge in the Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Nicolella is proud to volunteer with the Board of Directors of the Pace School, and the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys raising three children with his wife Marie, an educator.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section Member

Community Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Pace School, Board of Directors
  • Ridgewood Manor Homeowners Association, Board of Directors

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  • J.D., Cornell Law School
  • B.A., Bucknell University


  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania