Undergrad: The College of William and Mary, 2011, B.A., Psychology, Minor in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies

Law School: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2014, J.D., cum laude, a Topics Editor of the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law

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Christina is a member of the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration and Business Law Groups. She focuses much of her practice on representing and advising personal representatives in the administration of trusts and estates, including related tax planning and fiduciary income tax matters. She also drafts estate planning documents such as wills, powers of attorney and trusts. Additionally, Christina represents clients in the Orphans' Court division in guardianship matters, fiduciary liability, will contests, and adoptions.

In addition to her estate law practice, she maintains an active general corporate law practice. Among other things, she counsels her clients on formation and operational issues, shareholder matters, contracts and trademark registration.

Christina resides in the City of Pittsburgh with her husband, Nick. In her spare time she enjoys learning languages, knitting, cooking, skiing, kayaking, and spending time with friends.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Member

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star
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