Practice Areas

Overview of Practice Areas 

Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli serves the business litigation and transactional needs of local, national and international clients.

Commercial practice areas include: bankruptcy litigation; casualty; commercial Constitutional claims (including but not limited to Due Process and First Amendment); computer fraud; construction law; contract; employment; First Amendment; fraud; fraudulent transfer litigation; government investigations and disputes; insurance; intellectual property; Lanham Act; non-compete; real estate and zoning; regulatory (state and federal); tortious interference with contract; business torts; unfair business practices; tax litigation and appeals; and, white collar defense and victim representation.


Representative Firm Clients, Industries and Matters



Commercial competition and Lanham Act litigation

Commercial developer (commercial landlord-tenant, construction, and real estate litigation)

Commercial injunctions in state and federal court (competition, complex, computer fraud and abuse)

Commercial real estate tax appeals (complex, high value, non-profit)

Computer fraud and abuse

Consumer Litigation (including class actions)

Debtor-creditor litigation (commercial, consumer, fair credit reporting, FDCPA, foreclosure, lending, UCC)

Distribution business, internet-based, national and international

Employment litigation (including employer defense jury verdicts won in federal court)

Health care facilities (with thousands of employees)

High tech manufacturing industries

Intellectual property business litigation

Manufacturers (various)

Non-profit manufacturing resource center

Physician groups


Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

Work and advice related to the formation, function, and purpose of business organizations, from inception to dissolution, including merger, acquisition, sale, and related transactions and litigation.


Banking and Finance

Representation of lenders and borrowers in complex commercial and personal transactions, collections, and litigation. For businesses and individuals in financial difficulty we often resolve matters without bankruptcy.


Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and employment law, for plaintiffs and defendants, including trial and appellate work


Criminal Defense

Complex white collar, and other federal and state cases, carefully selected on a case-by-case basis. Federal criminal experience includes:

  • Confidential, complex work seeking declination of prosecution before and after filing of charges.
  • Grand jury, plea agreement, sentencing, appeal, and post-conviction representation.
  • Federal criminal jury and non jury trials.


Real Estate Transaction and Litigation

Our attorneys have overseen many millions of dollars in real estate sales and related transactions.  We help clients with many kinds of real estate litigation.


Land Development and Zoning

Our attorneys address land development and zoning issues.  We represented the developer of a multi million dollar medical facility, from planning to a completion.


Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals

Our attorneys have filed and defended these appeals, including non-profit matters and appeals involving complex and very valuable commercial property.


Debtor and Creditor

Extensive experience with the prosecution and defense of collections.  We have defended and resolved many credit card claims for individuals and small businesses. Extensive experience representing consumers, collection agencies and debt collection law firms in actions involving claims of unlawful collection practices and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL). We have assisted with the prosecution and defense of individual actions and class actions involving unfair debt collection practices, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and other consumer statutes. We have been involved in many cases filed under the United States Bankruptcy Code.



We have exceptional guardianship experience in our local market, having litigated guardianship matters for both institutions and individuals.


Estates and Probate Litigation

Our attorneys handle complex estate litigation and simple estate planning and administration.


Personal Injury

In carefully selected matters, we have handled cases involving injuries, for plaintiffs and defendants.


Practice areas include:

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Consumer Litigation (including class actions)
  • Criminal Defense
  • Defamation
  • Debtor and Creditor Representations
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Fraud
  • Grand Jury Representation
  • Guardianship Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant (Commercial)
  • Orphans Court Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation and Transactions
  • Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Transactions
  • White Collar
  • Wrongful Death Distribution Litigation
  • Zoning Litigation