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Jaclyn Faulds

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
Three Gateway Center, 401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-467-0959
Fax: 412-281-4499
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2015
Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Jaclyn Faulds is a director with the Houston Harbaugh, P.C., law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A member of the firm's Business Law Group, Ms. Faulds represents a diverse range of clients throughout the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·         Merger and acquisitions

·          General corporate law

·        Commercial and banking transactions

·         Business planning

·        Corporate governance

·        Real estate 

Over the course of her career, Ms. Faulds has gained notable experience serving as outside general counsel to a number of businesses in various industries across her region. She has helped her clients throughout all stages of their business lifecycles, from initial startup and entity formation to restructuring, workouts and dissolution, succession planning, acquisitions and stock transfers.

As outside counsel, she has assisted her clients with ongoing operations matters, such as employment and nondisclosure agreements, purchase orders, financing, operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, settlement and release agreements, policy and use terms and conditions, regulatory compliance, and more. She also represents financial institutions in complex lending transactions and regularly advises and represents her clients during all phases of real estate transactions and closings.

Ms. Faulds received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, where she studied fine art and ceramics. At Penn State, she was a Dean's List scholar and vice president of the Art Honor Society. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she obtained her Master of Business Administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and her Juris Doctor from the University's School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Ms. Faulds was national appellate Moot Court finalist and served as a staff editor for the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health.

Ms. Faulds is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Bar Association and she serves as president of the Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania and treasurer of the Women in the Law Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Committed to her local community as well, Ms. Faulds is a board member of Art Expression, Inc. and volunteers her time with the Neighborhood Legal Services Association as pro bono counsel to underrepresented persons in Allegheny County. She also serves as a volunteer attorney and business mentor for artists and art organizations through the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Ms. Faulds serves as the treasurer of the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association Board of Governors and is sits on the Board of Trustees of La Roche University. 

Practice Areas
  • 60%Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, Mortgage & Refinance


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Jaclyn Faulds

First Admitted: 2015, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics), 2006
  • University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, MBA, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Treasurer University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni Association Board of Governors , 2021
  • Vice Chair Allegheny County Bar Association Finance Committee , 2022
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees La Roche University, 2022
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, President
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division, Treasurer 

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Pennsylvania City & State Law Power 100 , 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America - One to Watch 
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2022
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star , 2021
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2020
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star , 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Women in the Law Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Public Service Committee, Chair , 2022
  • Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts, 2016
  • Coordinator, Foundation of Hope, Positive Initiative to Reinforce Change Support Group speaking series
  • Pro Bono Program Volunteer, Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • New Leadership Council of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Council Member, 2015
  • Neigborhood Legal Services Pro Bono Bankruptcy Volunteer Lawyer , 2015
  • Board Member, Art Expression, Inc. , 2017
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business Women's Round Table, Alumni speaker , 2018
  • Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Volunteer Business Mentor , 2016
  • Hope Foundation, Volunteer Speaker & liason with the Women in the Law Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association, 2017


  • Represented a whiskey distillery and cidery in the sale of its assets as part of a strategic growth plan. , 2022
  • Represented an engineering firm in the sale of its assets to a NY Based engineering firm. , 2022
  • Represented insurance sales business in the acquisition of the assets of an insurance sales practice as part of a strategic growth plan, 2021
  • Represented a wholesale specialty food distributor in the sale of one division for $20 million.   - Represented a local vinyl sign manufacturer in the sale of its three divisions to a strategic buyer for $9 million.  - Represented a local steel manufacturing company in its sale for $3 million.  - Represented an investor in the purchase of a drilling company for $3 million.  - Represented a local dental practice in the sale of their practice to a national entity for $1.5 million. - Represented a local consulting firm in its purchase of a hotel drapery manufacturing business for $1.3 million - Assisted Pittsburgh entrepreneurs in the purchase and franchise of a dance and fitness studio. , 2018
  • Represented regional and national lending institutions in financing transactions totaling over $75 million. , 2019
  • Represented investment group in a multi-million dollar acquisition of a subsidiary of a public corporation. , 2019
  • Represented a local technology company in the sale and acquisition by a national entity for $16 million.  - Represented a network of veterinary practices in their sale to a strategic buyer for $55 million.   , 2017
  • Represented local investment bank in financing transactions for start-up and niche market clients.  , 2018

Industry Groups

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Food Service and Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Investment Groups
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business
  • Technology
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Office Location for Jaclyn Faulds

Three Gateway Center
401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-467-0959

Fax: 412-281-4499

Last Updated: 8/25/2022

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