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Robert J. Waine

Senior Attorney

Phone: (412) 338-1169

Practice Areas:
Business & Corporate Law
Commercial & Business Litigation
Commercial Real Estate
Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas

Bar Admissions:

Court Admissions:
U.S. District Court, Western Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Bob Waine is an accomplished attorney with extensive experience representing businesses in a broad spectrum of matters including commercial transactions, corporate formation, real estate, employment issues and litigation. He has been General Counsel for a closely held corporation that operated in multiple states, responsible for all legal matters impacting the corporation, including compliance with all federal and state regulatory requirements.  Bob’s experience includes negotiating and drafting business acquisition agreements, loan documents, commercial leases, operating agreements, standard form multistate service contracts, and employee handbooks. Bob also has experience representing individuals regarding their interest in medical marijuana companies. In addition, Bob has litigated cases in federal and state court involving contracts, commercial transactions, construction disputes, quiet title actions, and employment matters.

In addition to his corporate practice, Bob has experience in the oil and gas industry related to the ownership and leasing of natural gas interests in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, including the preparation of title opinion.  He has extensive experience researching ownership records, estate records and electronic databases to determine the ownership of both surface and mineral rights.

Bob earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Pace University School of Law. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Civil Law from Wadham College, Oxford University. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

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Questions with Bob Waine

What made you decide to practice law?
I have always wanted to be a lawyer. When I was young, I used to love watching reruns of the original Perry Mason TV series, and when I was about 7, I told my parents I wanted to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  While I’ve learned that Perry Mason is nothing like the practice of law, and I’m not going to make it to the Supreme Court, I still find the law fascinating. The law is how people decide how the society they live in is going to operate, and those rules and how they are applied, provides real insight into people and the society we live.

What has been the key to your success?
The key to my success is always remembering that when giving advice it is not about what I want or what I would do. The key to success is listening to my clients and understanding what they want and what they would consider a successful result, and then trying to get them as close as possible to their desired outcome.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I enjoy helping clients achieve their goals. People come to me with a variety of issues and problems. Some are fairly straightforward, and some are complex. Working through those issues with a client, and having the client pleased with the result, is a very satisfying experience.