Gregory C. Michaels

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (2007)
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (2004)

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Gregory C. Michaels

Shareholder

gmichaels@dmclaw.com |
Direct: 412-392-5355


Two PPG Place
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402

Main: 412-281-7272
Fax: 888-811-7144

Profile & Honors

Gregory C. Michaels is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. Mr. Michaels represents companies in real estate transactions and real estate based litigation including: land title diligence; property boundary disputes; residential and commercial acquisitions and dispositions; easement, right-of-way and access issues; mortgage foreclosure; and workout and title curative matters. He has also served as retained counsel for national title insurance companies handling title insurance litigation and title insurance coverage issues.

Beyond his background in real estate services, Mr. Michaels has represented energy companies in litigation ranging from quiet title actions; lease, contract and service agreement disputes; and bankruptcy related litigation. He has also represented secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy proceedings including preference and claim objection actions. Additionally, he has provided general counseling to businesses and non-profit corporations regarding formation issues, tax exemption, licensing, compliance, and regulatory issues. Mr. Michaels has represented clients before the Commonwealth’s trial courts; the Superior Court of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts; District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia; and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Michaels also serves as title counsel and settlement agent for Emissary Settlements, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. Emissary Settlements offers clients comprehensive real estate settlement and escrow services throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Please visit Emissary Settlements for more information.

Professional Accomplishments

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars 20132019
Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (2007)
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (2004)

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Defended claims related to oil and gas lease/landowner disputes including but not limited to quiet title, Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Statute, trespass, lease termination, and forfeiture clauses
  • Represented drilling and gas production companies in catastrophic personal injury, groundwater contamination, and private nuisance suits in connection with oil and gas operations
  • Represented coal and aggregate suppliers in cargo loss claims, contract disputes, Jones Act, and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act suits and other maritime disputes
  • Represented secured creditors and claimants in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcies including the negotiation and successful purchase of acreage, including oil and gas rights, from debtor entities
Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Advanced Bankruptcy Issues In Your Practice” (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), ACC Pennsylvania CLE, 7/11/2013
Admissions & Licenses

Admissions and Licenses

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Memberships & Community

Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court – Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Chapter (Executive Committee Member)
  • Notre Dame Club of Pittsburgh Young Alumni 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community

  • Pittsburgh Pro Bono Child Custody Guardian Project 
  • Regent Square Civic Association
Education

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (2007), cum laude; Duquesne Law Review (Associate Recent Decisions Editor); student lawyer for Duquesne Veterans’ Benefits Practicum; Honorable Judge Joseph Ridge Scholarship recipient (2007)
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (2004), cum laude, Political Science and Economics