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Attorney Carolyn Dorazio - Practicing in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaCarolyn L. Dorazio is the principal shareholder and founder of Dorazio Law Group, P.C., practicing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Dorazio specialized in the areas of general corporate, commercial transactions, estate administration and orphans' court litigation, real estate, tax and commercial litigation.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA and a Masters of Business Administration in Business and Finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. She was awarded her Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Throughout her legal career, Ms. Dorazio has negotiated, drafted and reviewed numerous commercial, corporate and financial documents, including credit agreements, private placement memorandums, bond indentures, security agreements, and purchase agreements associated with the buying and selling of businesses and capital infusions. She is an advocate in orphans' court litigation regarding power of attorney and will contest issues. She participates in tax negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of her clients. She was an associate in the Business Department at Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, LLP for four years. Prior to joining Obermayer, she served as inside General Counsel to a Pittsburgh-based investment management firm, and was an Assistant Vice President, Private Placements, for Mellon Bank, N.A. Her experience has included negotiating, structuring, and documenting, non-public financial transactions including debt, equity and warrant combinations. Ms. Dorazio has drafted distributorship and license agreements, buy/sell agreements, and commercial real estate leases and handled various tax issues in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, service technology and real estate. In the real estate field, her expertise covers structuring Section 1031 transactions as well as commercial real estate transactions involving debt, equity or buyout components.

Ms. Dorazio's experience includes selection and formation of business entities, and structuring the transaction for the minimization of federal, state, and local taxes.

Ms. Dorazio has also held various corporate finance positions within the Treasury Department of Consolidated Natural Gas Company, Pittsburgh, prior to beginning her legal career. These positions included Senior Financial Analyst where she managed the short-term investment portfolios and corporate cash management programs. She also holds a Pennsylvania real estate license and is a Licensed Title Insurance Agent in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She completed over ten years ago, Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Certification for Investment Managers.

 

 

Ms. Dorazio is a member and volunteer for various professional and community based organizations. She also participates in various corporate sections of the American, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and admitted to the U.S. Tax Court.

 


Education

Pennsylvania State University (BA '82)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (MBA '87)
Duquesne University School of Law (JD '93)

Professional/Civic Activities

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Women's Law Association
Economics Club of Pittsburgh
North Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Technology Council
SMC Business Councils
North Pittsburgh Business and Professional Women's Club
Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association