OUR LEGAL PRACTICE

Westmoreland County Court House in GreensburgWith over twenty five (25) years of experience, the principal owners of Security Settlement Services, Inc. are licensed attorneys authorized to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the State of New York.  The law practice operates under the name Duffy & Nichols.  Legal services include general and specific real estate related matters, estate administration and related services, general corporate matters, development, financing and joint venture matters, and all aspects of litigation.  Some general legal services provided are set forth below. 

Real Estate Services

Our real estate legal practice services include:

  • Residential leasing and mortgages
  • Lease to own or lease with an option to buy
  • Commercial leases, including multi-unit strip center development and leasing
  • Preparation of commercial and residential purchase and sales agreements
  • Easements, rights-of-way, encroachments
  • Commercial and residential subdivision and development

The scope of our legal practice includes representation of developers with respect to subdivisions, mixed use properties, planned communities, condominium associations, single family and multi-family units (developments), and land-lord tenant relationships.

Women in the courthouseEstablishing a Corporation
or Other Entity

The attorneys of Duffy & Nichols can aid in establishing a new corporation, whether for the purposes of a real estate transaction or otherwise.  We can advise you as to which legal entity best fits your needs, when choosing from a:

  • Pennsylvania Business Corporation
  • Non-Profit Corporation
  • Subchapter S Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Limited Partnership

We also handle the formation of Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Limited Partnership Agreements, Trusts, and Revocable Living Trusts.

Estate Practice

The attorneys of Duffy & Nichols routinely prepare wills, living wills, and powers of attorney on behalf of their clients.

The attorneys of Duffy & Nichols also represent clients in the administration of estates, including the estate inventory, raising an estate, preparation of the Pennsylvania state inheritance tax return, the family settlement agreement, and estate audits.

Contact us to learn more about Duffy & Nichols and how we can be of help to you in your next real estate transaction.

Service Area

At Security Settlement Services, Inc., the areas in which we do business primarily include: Allegheny County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County, the Pittsburgh area, Southwestern and Northern PA, including the communities of Bethel Park, Churchill, Edgewood, Fox Chapel, McKeesport, Monroeville, Mount Lebanon, North Versailles, Oakmont, Plum, Swissvale, Turtle Creek, Wexford, White Oak, and Wilkinsburg in Allegheny County; Butler, Cranberry, Harmony, Saxonburg and Zelienople, in Butler County; California, Charleroi, Monongahela and Little Washington in Washington County; and Irwin, North Huntingdon, Greensburg, Latrobe, Ligonier, Monessen, Mount Pleasant, New Kensington, Arnold, Trafford, Hempfield, Penn-Trafford, and Unity Township in Westmoreland County.

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Security Settlement Services, Inc. offers Real Estate Settlement Services & Real Estate Closings
in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, southwestern PA.