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Carol Sikov Gross

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Sikov and Love, P.A.
310 Grant St, Grant Building Suite 1110
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-261-4202
Fax: 412-261-1455
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Attorney Carol Sikov Gross is the managing partner of Sikov and Love, P.A., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Sikov Gross handles estate and probate matters such as powers of attorney, trusts, wills and more. She also practices in the area of elder law, representing clients throughout the Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

Ms. Sikov Gross earned a bachelor’s degree in education and 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.

Ms. Sikov Gross participates in elder law related organizations and activities, including the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, serving as Vice President on the group’s council, and 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) and 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 for groups, including the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and other groups throughout Allegheny County. She also lectures on Elder Law at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Elder Law
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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

Selections

18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

About Carol Sikov Gross

First Admitted: 1984, Pennsylvania

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

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
  • 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

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Developed and Implemented the "Very Important Papers" Project for the Elderly for the ACBA, 1991

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Osher Lifelong  learning Institute - teaching a course on Elder law at Carnegie Mellon University from 2005 - present , 2005
  • Senior Action Coalition, Past Treasurer

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2012
  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • 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, Council Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, Authorized by the Supreme Court of PA  , 2018

Industry Groups

  • American College Of Trust And Estate Counsel
  • National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania Association Of Elder Law Attorneys
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Office Location for Carol Sikov Gross

310 Grant St
Grant Building Suite 1110
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-261-4202

Fax: 412-261-1455

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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