Krista M. Kochosky

Krista M. Kochosky

Krista M. Kochosky is a Partner with The Lynch Law Group and serves the Firm as Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group. An exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled attorney with 24 years of experience, Krista’s practice is devoted to assisting individuals and businesses with matters related to real estate law, including both transactional and litigation matters.

Relative to her real estate transactional work, Krista frequently assists clients with the following:

  • Formation of property investment groups and acquisition of membership interests in real estate holding companies.
  • Development of residential complexes, planned communities, retail centers, and private schools from real estate purchase through subdivision and land use approvals.
  • Negotiation and formation of commercial contracts with utility entities and transportation authorities.
  • Drafting and enforcement of Declarations and By-laws for planned communities.
  • Landlord and tenant leasing involving retail centers, office buildings, industrial complexes, and all types of residential properties.
  • Negotiation of oil and gas leases and reservations/conveyances of subsurface title and leasing rights for landowners and purchase/sale of gas well ownership interests of well operators.
  • LERTA applications and other tax relief for new construction.

As to her real estate litigation work, Krista assists clients with the following:

  • Land use appeals (use and dimensional variances).
  • Boundary disputes.
  • Breach of Contract and Quiet Title actions.
  • Errors and omissions of real estate brokers and agents.
  • Seller Disclosure and Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law civil actions.
  • Private enforcement of SALDO ordinances.
  • Tax assessment appeals and condemnation.

She was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1997. She is admitted to all Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. She is also admitted to practice in West Virginia.

Krista is frequently asked to deliver presentations for Pennsylvania Bar Institute, National Business Institute, and private companies to advise on topics such as use of commercial and residential agreements of sale; the role of indemnity and insurance in business transactions and litigation, and real estate professional liability.

She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, graduated from Duquesne University School of Law, and lives in the Cranberry Township area with her husband and two children.

Recent Articles By Krista M. Kochosky

Seminars

  • The Role of Indemnity and Insurance in Business Transactions and Litigation (PBI, 2015 – 2020)
  • A Day on Real Estate (PBI, 2016 – 2020)
  • VRBO, Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals (NBI, Feb. 7, 2019)
  • Litigating Insurance Bad Faith Claims (PBI, December 8, 2015)

Presentations

  • Litigating Common Disputes Under the PAR Agreement of Sale
  • The Upside-Down World of Short-Term Rentals
  • Litigating Common Disputes Under the PAR Agreement of Sale
  • Representing a Buyer in Purchase of Commercial Property
  • Commercial Agreements of Sale in Pennsylvania
  • The How, When, What and Why on Removal to Federal Court