Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon Adds to Sharon, Pa. Office

Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon has grown its Sharon, Pa. office with the addition of a creditors’ rights attorney.

Richard J. Parks handed in his hour and ten minute commute to Erie-based MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton and brought several banking clients with him to Pietragallo Bosick.
Parks had been with MacDonald Illig, the largest firm in the Erie area, for 13 years and had led the firm’s creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice.

He was approached by some of the attorneys at Pietragallo Bosick that he had known and thought the firm sounded like a dynamic place that was interested in growing in the Sharon market. For Pietragallo Bosick, Parks’ practice brings something new to the firm.
“I’m the first real creditors’ rights attorney there fulltime,” he said.

Parks has a regional practice that expands from Erie to Pittsburgh as well as from Crawford County, Pa. to Cleveland, he said. He is licensed to practice in Ohio as well.
At Pietragallo Bosick, Parks said he will still do work up in Erie, but will also focus on grabbing work from the industry sector that spreads through Sharon to Youngstown, Pa.
“Erie has traditionally been kind of its own market, separate from the rest of western Pennsylvania,” Parks said.

With New York and Ohio on either side, there isn’t much growth outward from Erie, he said.

Because of that close-knit market and the changing business landscape in Sharon, there aren’t many attorneys in the Sharon, Pa. area to handle the legal needs of the local businesses, Parks said.

Parks said his practice is almost exclusively focused on creditors’ rights.  He had already shared client First National Bank with Pietragallo Bosick and will bring to the firm clients such as Huntington Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Pietragallo Bosick now has two fulltime partners in the Sharon office and one associate who splits his time between Sharon and Pittsburgh.

 — Gina Passarella  

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