Keeping Companies throughout Western Pennsylvania in Compliance

Nearly a century of counsel for owners and managers

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky understands what it takes to run a business. After all, we’re also a business. Our in-depth knowledge of federal, state, and local laws allows us to tailor our strategies to each client’s needs. We take a cross-disciplinary approach to law, allowing our experience in business, tax law, the public sector, construction law, and litigation inform our work.

Growing your business through training

Comprehensive training and education makes companies strong. At SMGG, our Employer-Employee Relations Practice is co-chaired by Jean Novak, who has been AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, attesting to her reputation among her peers. Her experience in business negotiations, mediation, and litigation has proved an invaluable resource to her clients.

To help our clients stay in compliance, we offer guidance on:

  • Handbooks and personnel policies
  • Compliance
  • Internal investigations and audits
  • Wages, hours, and overtime
  • Employee and manager training
  • Non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements, intellectual property, and trade secret documentation
  • Hiring, retention, discipline, and termination practices
  • Severance packages

SMGG also partners with managers and leaders during union proceedings, and offers practical advice during contract negotiations and at grievance and arbitration hearings.

At SMGG, we anticipate potential issues before they arise, helping our clients craft policies that protect their employees and their businesses. However, when disputes cannot be avoided our employment litigation attorneys offer efficient and effective options.

Keeping businesses in compliance

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky is Western Pennsylvania’s premier law firm for business-related legal services. Our collective experience in employer—employee relations helps our clients’ businesses flourish. To reserve a consultation, please contact David A Strassburger at or Jean E. Novak at