Pittsburgh’s Real Estate and Business Legal Team
Edward J. Krug & Associates is a real estate and business-focused full-service law firm in the West Hills of Pittsburgh. Our team of Attorneys and experienced staff are ready to assist you with whatever your legal counsel, real estate transactional, and civil litigation needs may be. Our upfront pricing and suburban location near two major interstates take the headache out of client counseling.
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The Edward J. Krug & Associates Team:
Edward J. Krug: Principal and Attorney
Theo A. Collins: Attorney
Chelsea M. Mague: Attorney
William Rodgers III: Attorney
Scott A. Bell: Of Counsel
Kara Powell: Law Clerk / Paralegal
Dee Kane: Legal Assistant
Rick Santa: Comptroller
Donna Hayes: Accounting
*Our COVID-19 Response: The health and safety of our employees, clients, and community partners is our top priority. Our business continuity plan has prepared us to implement remote working functionality that will allow us to remain connected to our firm network and to our clients via email, video conferencing, and phone for as long as the period of disruption continues. We will continue to work on client matters and pursue your goals within the available means.
*Paycheck Protection Program: Our firm is assisting small business applicants in Pennsylvania with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications. The application period is now open for small businesses and sole-proprietors. A loan agent’s fees for assisting you are paid through your lender by the SBA. Regardless of whether you use us to assist you with the application process, we encourage all eligible small businesses to apply. Contact us today via phone or through the secure contact form at the bottom of this page to learn more about how we can assist your business in the application process.
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Practicing Law How Pittsburgh Needs It
Lending and Finance
Landlord / Tenant
Meet Our Leading Attorney
Attorney Edward J. Krug is one of Pennsylvania’s foremost real estate and small-balance commercial lending attorneys, with 41 years of experience in the title, lending, and real estate industries. He is frequently called on by other attorneys to consult on complex real estate issues and has served as an expert witness in litigation.
Throughout his career, Attorney Krug has filled various executive-level positions within the national title and lending industries, including vice president, general counsel, and president. He has served as a counsel, director and president of The Title Appraisal Vendor Management Association (TAVMA). He has also served on the board of directors of the Real Estate Service Providers Organization (RESPRO). In 2005, he returned to private practice, specializing in small-balance commercial lending and closings.
Attorney Krug taught Real Estate Planning as an adjunct Professor at the Duquesne University School of Law and seeks to enhance the professionalism and skill of the practice through education.
Theo A. Collins
Mr. Collins is a commercial attorney who advises on business planning, commercial transactions, corporate acquisitions, real estate, land use, zoning, financing, and estate planning and administration. His practice is geared towards helping business owners and property owners make the right decisions to stimulate and protect growth. Mr. Collins has experience working in one of the mid-Atlantic region’s largest and most respected firms where he was counsel to Fortune 500 companies, tech start-ups, multi-state financial institutions, small businesses, and everything in-between. He provides on-demand outside corporate counsel to a range of companies and frequently advises on their day-to-day operations and long-term goals.
Mr. Collins has experience in complex commercial transactions including corporate structuring and governance, corporate acquisitions and sales, business start-up, contract preparation and negotiation, supplier and service agreements, succession planning, asset sales and ownership sales; real estate transactions including acquisitions, financing, zoning, planning, deeds, leases, and title insurance claims evaluations; and commercial litigation including title insurance claims litigation, boundary disputes, quiet title actions, commercial loan workouts, and enforcement of lender remedies.
Mr. Collins is a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry sergeant and an Executive Producer of the film, Project 22. Prior to attending law school he clerked for New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Gerace Sr. He serves as the Chairman of the Coraopolis Borough Zoning Hearing Board and is a member of the board of directors of the Coraopolis Community Development Corporation where he is engaged in efforts to revitalize the town’s business district. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Fredonia State University and received his law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law, where he studied under Mr. Krug. Mr. Collins can be reached at 412-264-6467 x102 or through the secure contact form below.
Chelsea M. Mague is an attorney focusing in all aspects of transactional real estate law and estate planning and administration. Ms. Mague has experience with commercial and residential real estate transactions, title insurance and title clearance, financing, leasing, business formation and advisement, contract negotiation and preparation, estate planning and administration, and oil and gas law. She frequently counsels clients on structuring commercial credit facilities, securing collateral, and title curatives.
Notably, Ms. Mague manages, coordinates, and represents lenders throughout the process of their commercial real estate loan transactions, in addition to providing underwriting advisement and counsel. Ms. Mague also provides advisement and underwriting support for West Hills Closing Services, LLC, the firm’s in-house, full-service closing company.
Ms. Mague is a summa cum laude graduate of Slippery Rock University with both a BSBA in Business Administration and a BA in Spanish Business Administration. Ms. Mague also graduated summa cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law, where she was an Executive Articles Editor for the Duquesne Law Review.
Ms. Mague is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, including the Real Property Section, Probate and Trust Law Section, and the Young Lawyers Division. She is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, where she serves as the Young Lawyers Division Liaison to the Real Property Section. She can be reached at 412-264-6467 x107 or through the secure contact form below.
William Rodgers III
William Rodgers III is a civil trial attorney who focuses his practice on plaintiff personal injury litigation, commercial civil litigation, real estate litigation, insurance bad faith litigation, general and personal civil litigation, decedent’s estates, as well as other areas of general and commercial practice. He regularly litigates cases for his clients in state and federal court and has tried a number of cases to verdict. As a compliment to Mr. Rodgers’ extensive trial experience, he has broad experience as a general practitioner acquired during his employment as an attorney in a general practice law firm in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. He prides himself in leveraging his depth of knowledge to enhance all areas of his practice, particularly his litigation practice.
Mr. Rodgers graduated from John Carroll University and Duquesne University School of Law, where he studied under Mr. Krug. Mr. Rodgers is admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rodgers is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
A second-generation lawyer, Mr. Rodgers is proud to carry on the tradition of practicing law like his late father. Mr. Rodgers is a native of Edgeworth and he, his wife, and his children continue to reside in the Sewickley area. Bill can be reached through the contact form below.
West Hills Closing Services
Housed within Edward J. Krug & Associates is West Hills Closing Services, a full-service real estate closings company. The West Hills Closing Services and Edward J. Krug & Associates professional staff combine the benefit of more than 75 years of legal and real estate experience in the dedicated customer service that starts with promptly returning phone calls and answering your questions about your transaction. The staff is experienced in real estate procedures, title insurance, title clearance, loan documents and all other aspects of real estate transactions.
The West Hills Closing Services Team:
Edward J. Krug: Principal and Licensed Title Agent
Debbie Cinque: Closings Coordinator and Closings Agent
Rick Santa: Comptroller and Closings Agent
Lynn Brogan: Closings Agent
300 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 130, Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108
Conveniently Located in Building 300 of the Cherrington Corporate Center Office Park