Krista M. Kochosky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Cranberry Township, PA

The Lynch Law Group
 | 501 Smith Drive, Suite 3
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: 724-776-8000
Fax: 724-776-8001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (70%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (20%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The head of the real estate team at The Lynch Law Group, Krista M. Kochosky devotes most of her practice to that area of the law. The firm is located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, and she represents people and businesses throughout Butler County and other parts of the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 1997, Ms. Kochosky is also admitted to practice in West Virginia as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

    A significant portion of Ms. Kochosky’s real estate practice is transactional, and in this regard, she has represented clients in the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties. Her experience also includes the development of commercial properties, and she works with developers and owners and prepares and reviews lease agreements. Ms. Kochosky’s caseload has also encompassed zoning and land use issues, and she has experience in equity and debt financing.

    Outside of her real estate practice, Ms. Kochosky advises entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting a new business. At the outset, she advises them as to the most appropriate form of legal entity that the venture should operate under, and once it is formed, her work has included the preparation of contracts and the furnishing of advice and counsel on local, state, and federal regulatory compliance.

    Ms. Kochosky is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to her practice areas to professional seminar attendees. A graduate of Kent State University, where she majored in English and criminal justice and received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1993, she attended Duquesne University School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor in 1997.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 70%Real Estate: Business
    • 20%Real Estate: Consumer
    • 10%Land Use/Zoning
    Focus Areas

    Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

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    Super Lawyers: 2020

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    About Krista Kochosky

    Admitted: 1997, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://lynchlaw-group.com/attorney/krista-kochosky/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Butler County Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court of Western District of Pennsylvania
    • Allegheny County Bar Association, Real Property Division, Member, 2017
    • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Member, 2014
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court of Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, 2017
    • American Bar Association, Member, 2017
    • U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Supreme Court of West Virginia
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2017
    • U.S. Court of Appeal for Third Circuit Court

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Airbnbs, VRBOs and other short-term rentals are creating numerous legal questions across the United States. On one hand, Airbnbs and VRBOs are generating local economic benefit, but on the other hand, their presence generates challenges for local municipalities. To compound things, they invite numerous legal liabilities, tax issues, and a maze of land use/zoning rules and regulations for the property owner. This concise yet comprehensive overview will provide legal clarity on so many of the issues you and your clients are scratching your heads about., Presenter, VRBO, AIRBNB AND OTHER SHORT-TERM RENTALS, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2019
    • rista  Kochosky, will instruct the Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE seminar, A Day On Real Estate, in Pittsburgh on March 1, 2019. The program kicks off with the popular plenary session, The Year in Review, featuring the most significant new real estate case law and legislative developments., Presenter, KOCHOSKY INSTRUCTS A DAY ON REAL ESTATE, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2019
    • Overview of the Pennsylvania Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law, 68 Pa. C.S. §§7501 et seq. as it pertains to buyers and sellers of residential property, Author, What You Need to Know About the PA Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law, The Lynch Law Group Legal News, 2017
    • CLE program covering the latest changes and interpretations to the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR) residential agreement of sale including a review of the provisions most commonly used and abused, Presenter, Using and Abusing the Residential Agreement of Sale, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2017
    • CLE program providing information on how to draft and enforce an indemnity clause and how to best protect a client’s interests, Presenter, The Role of Indemnity and Insurance in Business Transactions and Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2016
    • CLE program focused on the potential liability for both residential and commercial real estate agents, Presenter, Real Estate Agent and Broker Liability, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2016
    • A workshop for business owners at the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University. Topics of discussion include real-world issues such as reviewing your legal structure, costs and obligations of maintaining your business, and how to protect the investment you’ve made in branding., Presenter, Building Your Business And Protecting Your Brand: Legal Issues For Growing Businesses, The Lynch Law Group - Legal News, 2016
    • CLE program providing overview and updates on real estate law. The program includes relevant information on everything from transactional issues to new CFPB rules, Presenter, A Day on Real Estate, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Real Estate, 2016
    • CLE program about navigating the dangers of insurance bad faith claims including information on the PA Statute and procedural issues, Presenter, Litigating Insurance Bad Faith Claims, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2015
    • An article discussing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on a matter of the first impression in Pennsylvania that has the potential to drastically alter the dynamics between insurers and insureds, Co-Author, Who Controls Settlement? Has the Ball Bounced Back Into the Insureds Court?, The Lynch Law Group Legal News, 2015

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Brown v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co., USDC Western District PA; dismissal of bad faith and unfair trade practice claims
    • Yandrlic v. Nationwide Insurance Company, C.C.P. Allegheny County; dismissal of bad faith and unfair trade practice claims
    • Baumgart v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co., C.C.P. Butler County; dismissal of bad faith and unfair trade practice claims
    • Zimetbaum v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co., C.C.P. Westmoreland County; dismissal of bad faith and unfair trade practice claims
    • Alberty v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, USDC Western District W.D. PA.; dismissal of Dragonetti Act claims
    • Dunn v. Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co., 3rd Cir.; dismissal of bad faith and unfair trade practice claims

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    Educational Background:

    • Kent State University, 1993, B.A. English, Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, 1993
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    501 Smith Drive
    Suite 3
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066

    Phone: 724-776-8000

    Fax: 724-776-8001

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