Human Capital Strategies to Move Businesses Forward

Effective management techniques for today’s businesses

In today’s economy, adaptability is key. In order for businesses to grow and employees to be engaged, owners and operators must take new and innovative approaches while not abandoning their core values. At Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, we understand this better than most. Since 1919, we have been adapting to the needs of our clients while maintaining a firm hold on the core values that make us who we are. We provide businesses throughout Western Pennsylvania the guidance and support they need to stay effective and productive in today’s ever-changing economy.

Attracting the right employees

SMGG knows that the heart of any company is its people. We help our clients attract the right employees for their needs. From recruiting through retention and promotion, our attorneys counsel clients in all aspects of the employment cycle.

Co-chaired by Jean Novak, our Employer-Employee Relations Practice takes a cross-disciplinary approach, using our backgrounds in banking, business, succession planning, and public sector law to build comprehensive human capital strategies that help our clients reach their goals. Attorney Novak is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, attesting to her reputation among her peers. At SMGG, we analyze, create, and build on existing company directives and policies that work for our clients. Should a dispute arise that cannot be resolved, our litigation team moves swiftly to assist clients.

Trusted guidance for executive compensation agreements

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky assists clients in the drafting, design, and negotiation of executive compensation packages for businesses, directors, and private equity firms. Our attorneys apply their knowledge of tax laws, government regulation, business, creditors’ rights, and employment law to ensure that agreements are in compliance with applicable government regulations.

Helping clients meet their objectives

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky provides effective counsel for companies assessing their human capital strategies. Please contact David A Strassburger at or Jean E. Novak at to discuss how to keep your business practices ahead of the curve.