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Michele Conti, Founder

Michele is a Tax and Estate Planning Attorney and Founder of Conti Law. She concentrates on Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Post-Litigation Planning and Personal Injury Settlement Planning. Michele also focuses on advanced planning strategies for clients to shelter assets from long-term health care, potential tax matters, guardianship and gifting consequences.

Michele received her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law, her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, her B.A. in Political Science and Writing from Allegheny College and Oxford University.

As a western Pennsylvania Estate Planning Attorney, Michele can help you plan for your future by confirming that your documents are properly drafted and up to date with the most recent law changes; assist you with obtaining Medicaid and VA benefits, and walk a loved one through probating your will, settling your trust and filing the necessary tax returns. Michele has worked at Meyer, Unkovic, and Scott, as well as Shields and Boris in the past and in 2016, started her own practice, focusing solely on estate planning, tax and elder law.

She can be heard as a featured speaker and expert on Biz Burgh Radio channels FM 101.5, FM 96.5 and AM 730.

Michele is happily married to Jason Conti, has twins, Zachary and Zoey, and two dogs: Duke and Lola.

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Melissa Garzony, Director of Operations

Melissa Garzony’s body of work is impressive. A Strategic Project Manager with nearly a decade of progressive experience and demonstrated success meeting business project milestones makes her a great fit at Conti Law. Melissa is responsible for ensuring the business is well-coordinated and productive by managing its policies and procedures. She will safeguard and augment the efficiency of Conti Law’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.

Melissa served as a Project Manager at a local credit union from 2013-2017 collaborating with executive sponsors, developing project schedules, coordinating Program Analyst/Business Analysts to deliver detailed project and financial/marketing objectives and requirements. While in her role she drove 4 mergers and 1 spinoff, translating into 11K+ new members and $98.5 M in increased revenue.

Melissa’s educational background includes a BA, Economics & Minors, Communication Arts & Political Science from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and Certifications: Project Manager Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute, and Professional Human Resources (PHR) from Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Melissa is happily married to Damian, has a daughter, Addison and a Boxer named Sophie.

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Corrie Knabe, Paralegal

Corrie has been in the legal field for nearly 15 years as a paralegal.  She holds a Paralegal Certificate with Boston University as well as a legal secretary certificate from Sawyer Business School.  She also has several years experience in customer service so she knows how to deal with people in a friendly manner.  She is very compassionate which can help navigate people through their hardest times.

Corrie enjoys spending time with her family, going on vacations and the outdoors.  She has been married for 16 years and has two sons, Tyler and Trent.

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Angela Martin, Legal Assistant

Angela comes from a Banking and customer service background with a total of 11 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from Edinboro (PennWest) University. Most recently, Angela worked with Moon Township Senior Connection engaging with the 55+ community.  She is outgoing, driven, and looks forward to helping clients any way that she can.

Angela loves spending time with her husband, Josh Martin, and her three German Shepherds- Ava, Gitche, and Axel.

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Kasey Duran, Paralegal

Having recently returned to the legal profession after prioritizing her role as a stay-at-home parent, Kasey brings a unique blend of academic achievements and practical experience to her new role. She holds an Associate’s degree in Specialized Business-Paralegal Studies from Bradford Business School and a Bachelors of Science in Science & Technology Legal Studies from California University of Pennsylvania. Kasey’s extensive customer service background provides a solid foundation as she ventures back into the legal field.

Outside of her position at Conti Law, Kasey owns and operates her own home-based business, Autumn Lane Handmade. When she isn’t working, she is spending time with her husband, Sam and two children, Ayla and Lucas. Her family lives on a farm with 3 dogs, 1 cat, chickens, cows, pigs, sheep and their adored mini-donkey, Olive.