Overview

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In 1967, Joe Bernstein started his Pittsburgh law practice with the goal to provide the best possible advice to clients. As an established businessman-turned-lawyer, Joe was hand-picked to be a member of President Lyndon Johnson’s task force on minority small businesses. Eventually Joe Bernstein and his son Bob would make it a priority to balance a client’s business interests with their legal needs at Bernstein law firm. When Kirk Burkley joined the firm in 2002, his views aligned with those of his predecessors, and today he continues the firm's legacy as managing partner of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C.

At the heart of Bernstein-Burkley is the tradition of tending to both business and legal opportunities, in addition to creating partnerships that provide clients with peace of mind through expert advice and zealous representation. With offices in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Wheeling, the law firm concentrates in Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Litigation, Real Estate, Business Law, and Oil & Gas. In every transaction, one thing remains the same: the firm's commitment to respecting and understanding clients’ best interests and bottom line. The Bernstein-Burkley team approaches each client with the same care and diligence in which they handle their own business needs.

An important component to this business approach is the firm's attorneys, who are nationally recognized innovators in their practice areas. Bernstein-Burkley clients can feel confident about working with this experienced team, knowing that their business is in the hands of industry leaders.

Rankings

Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. is nationally ranked in 3 practice areas and metro ranked in 6 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 3
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law

Metro Rankings

Cleveland, OH
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Pittsburgh, PA
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 3
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law

Metro Rankings

Cleveland, OH
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Pittsburgh, PA
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Main Location

Office Locations

Cleveland, OH
Fifth Third Center, Suite 1300
600 Superior Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
412-456-8100 Call our Cleveland, OH location at 412-456-8100 Get Directions Get directions to our Cleveland, OH location
Wheeling, WV
Maxwell Center
32 20th Street, Suite 301
Wheeling, WV 26003
United States
412-456-8100 Call our Wheeling, WV location at 412-456-8100 Get Directions Get directions to our Wheeling, WV location
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