Nikolas E. Tysiak
Area of Emphasis
Nik Tysiak is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, having formerly practiced at large firms in West Virginia. Mr. Tysiak practices in the areas of energy and real estate law, with a primary focus on transactions and ownership involving oil and gas, where he has extensive experience identifying and curing novel real estate title issues in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He has previously taken a lead position in generating and implementing creative solutions to novel, real estate-related issues.
Mr. Tysiak also maintains a general real estate practice, with experience conducting foreclosure proceedings, drafting complex retail and commercial leasing agreements, drafting deeds and other documents necessary to effectuate property transactions, conducting real estate closings, researching and writing title insurance policies and overseeing curative measures to finalize property transactions.
A native of Albany, New York, Mr. Tysiak grew up as a first generation American, and has strong ties to his family’s Ukrainian roots. He received his B.A. in Government and History from the College of William and Mary in 2005 and his J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University in 2005. During his time at the Washington College of Law, Mr. Tysiak worked briefly for the Department of Labor and the Department of Justice. In addition, he collaborated with members and patrons of The Washington Group (a DC-based group of Ukrainian professionals) in efforts to increase judicial impartiality through discourse and exchange between U.S. and Ukrainian judges and judiciary institutions. He was also a member of the Washington College of Law Civil Practice Clinic, where he represented indigent clients in a variety of civil matters. Mr. Tysiak is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and Spanish.
Memberships and Affiliations
Mr. Tysiak was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2011, the West Virginia Bar in 2006 and the Ohio Bar in 2013. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
Mr. Tysiak is currently on the board of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy, a national organization focused on promoting the growth and development of younger people in the Energy Sector.
Nikolas E. Tysiak
- Energy & Natural Resources
- West Virginia
B.A. in Government and History, College of William and Mary, '02
J.D., Washington College of Law at American University, '05