Carol Sikov Gross

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sikov and Love, P.A.
Carol Sikov Gross
Sikov and Love, P.A.

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1984

Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

Sikov and Love, P.A.

310 Grant St
Grant Building Suite 1110
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Visit website

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Attorney Carol Sikov Gross is the managing partner of Sikov and Love, P.A., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Sikov Gross handles estates and probate matters after a loved one passes away as well as estate planning with the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and living wills. She practices in the area of elder law, representing clients with asset protection and long term care planning, guardianships and special needs trusts, throughout the Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

Ms. Sikov Gross earned a bachelor’s degree in education, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and attained her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is also certified as an elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Sikov Gross participates in elder law related organizations and activities, including the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, serving as Vice President.  She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She was the founding chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee and served as chair of the organization’s Probate and Trust Law Section.  She is also a Fellow with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  She previously served on the Elder Law Section council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Ms. Sikov Gross enjoys educating others on elder law topics. She has spoken the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Allegheny County Bar Association and other organizations throughout Allegheny County. She lectures on Elder Law at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 50% Elder Law

First Admitted: 1984, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.sikovandlove.com/Attorney-Profiles/Carol-S-Gross....

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Developed and Implemented the "Very Important Papers" Project for the Elderly for the ACBA, 1991
Educational Background:
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, M.B.A.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, B.S. summa cum laude
Honors/Awards:
  • Writer, Pittsburgh Legal Journal, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Lawyer of the Year, The Wall Street Journal, 2018
  • University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • ACBA Young Lawyer of the Year, 1994
  • University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Past President, 2004 - 2005
  • Named as a Best Lawyers in America in 2007 - Present
  • Named as a PA Super Lawyer, 2007- Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guardianship 101: 3/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Elder Law Update 11/06 – 11/15, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • 1st – 17th Annual Estate and Elder Law Symposiums, variety of topics, most recently 2/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • 1st – 19th Annual Elder Law Institutes, variety of topics, most recent 7/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Writer, Pennsylvania Lawyer
  • Chapter of Powers of Attorney and Advance Directive for Health Care Declarations (Living Wills) in Estate Planning in Pennsylvania, PBI
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow, 2012 - Present
  • Older and Wiser Program, Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Elder Law – Being Prepared as You Grow Older – 5 week course, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at University of Pittsburgh, Fall, 2012
  • Elder Law – Being Prepared as You Grow Older – 5 week course, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, 2005 – Present
  • Free Wills Project, Allegheny County Bar Association, Training for attorneys
  • "Very Important Papers" Project for the Elderly for the ACBA, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1991 – 2010
  • 1996 Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Annual Retreat: Judges Speak Out on the 1992 Reforms to the Incapacitated Persons Act, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2012 Solo and Small Firm Conference, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Managing Your Client’s Personal Injury Settlement: A Legal & Economic Analysis: 3/99, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Private Insurance Solutions for the Elderly: 2/97, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Estate and Financial Planning for the Elderly: 2/99, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Private Insurance Solutions for the Elderly: 1997, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Private Insurance Solutions for the Elderly: 2000, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Making Sense of the New Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Regulations: 2001, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Dealing with a Client’s Diminishing Capacity: 6/01, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Representing the Incapacitated Person – A Guide to Guardianships & Special Needs Trusts: 4/04, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Nuts & Bolts of Medicaid Planning: 2005, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Health Care Financing Options: 12/04, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Health Care Financing Options: 3/06, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Advising the Elderly in Crisis: 2004, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Advising the Elderly in Crisis: 2007, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Divorce and the Special Needs Child: 2009, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Using Mediation to Resolve Disputes Involving the Elderly 10/10, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Understanding the Basics of Elder Law 4/11, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Using Trusts and Insurance for Asset Protection 8/11, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • The Second Season: Issues for Divorce over 50: 2012, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning: 3/12, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Family Caregiver Agreements and Use of Real Estate for Elder Law Attorneys: 10/12, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Family Caregiver Agreements and Use of Real Estate for Elder Law Attorneys: 4/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Long Term Care Planning for Seniors, 4/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Guardianship 101: 3/12, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Guardianship 101: 4/14, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, Authorized by the Supreme Court of PA  , 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Osher Lifelong  learning Institute - teaching a course on Elder law at Carnegie Mellon University from 2005 - present , 2022
  • Osher Lifelong  learning Institute - teaching a course on Elder law at University of Pittsburgh from 2012 - present , 2022
  • Senior Action Coalition, Past Treasurer
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2023
  • Elder Law Task Force of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit , 1996
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), Fiduciary Services for the Aged and Infirm Committee, Past Chair
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), Founding Chair, Elder Law Committee, 1998 - 2001
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), Probate and Trust Law Sections, Past Council Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation (ACBF), Past Trustee, 2003 - 2007
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), Probate & Trust Law Section, Immediate Past Chair, 7/14 – 7/16
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), Elder Law Section, Past Council Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Vice President
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
Industry Groups:
  • American College Of Trust And Estate Counsel
  • National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania Association Of Elder Law Attorneys

Office location for Carol Sikov Gross

310 Grant St
Grant Building Suite 1110
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-567-1236

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