Timothy Polishan’s Practice



Timothy P. Polishan is AV Preeminent® Rated in Litigation, Commercial Law and Criminal Law.

Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli serves the business litigation and transactional needs of local, national and international clients.

Representative Clients, Industries and Matters: Banking; casino; commercial development; distribution (internet-based, national and international); health care; lawyers; manufacturers; non-profits; physicians, physician groups and other medical professionals; public officials



Commercial Transactions and Contracts – Representation of lenders and borrowers in complex commercial and personal transactions. For businesses and individuals in financial difficulty we often resolve matters without bankruptcy. Work and advice related to merger, acquisition, sale, and related transactions and litigation.

Business Advisory Services – Work and advice related to the formation, function, and purpose of business organizations, from inception to dissolution, including merger, acquisition, sale, and related transactions and litigation.

Real Estate – Our attorneys have overseen many millions of dollars in real estate sales and related transactions.  We help clients with many kinds of real estate litigation. We handle land development and zoning issues.  Projects have included representing the developer of a multi-million dollar medical facility, from planning to a completion. We file and defend real estate tax assessment appeals, including non-profit matters and appeals involving complex, valuable commercial property.


Civil Litigation – Commercial litigation and collection; Complex commercial disputes; complex fraud; competition, trade secret  and Lanham Act litigation; commercial injunctions in state and federal court; commercial real estate tax appeals (complex, high value, non-profit); computer fraud and abuse litigation in federal court; consumer cases (including class actions); debtor-creditor litigation; employment litigation (including employer defense jury verdicts won in federal court); federal civil litigation; foreclosure & lending litigation; shareholder and partnership disputes; Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) litigation; white collar defense, investigation and litigation; white collar victim and witness representation.

Additional commercial litigation practice areas: Bankruptcy litigation; casualty; commercial Constitutional claims (including but not limited to Due Process and First Amendment); computer fraud; construction law; contract; First Amendment; fraud; fraudulent transfer litigation; government investigations and disputes; insurance disputes; intellectual property disputes; real estate litigation, commercial landlord-tenant disputes and zoning litigation; regulatory disputes (state and federal); tortious interference with contract; business torts; unfair business practices; and, tax litigation and appeals.

Criminal Litigation – Complex white collar, and other federal and state cases, carefully selected on a case-by-case basis. Federal criminal experience includes: confidential, complex work seeking declination of prosecution before and after filing of charges; grand jury, plea agreement, sentencing, appeal, and post-conviction representation; and, federal criminal jury and non jury trials. white collar defense, investigation and litigation; white collar victim, grand jury, and, witness representation.

Employment Litigation – Including employer defense jury verdicts won in federal court.

Probate and Guardianship Litigation – We have exceptional guardianship experience in our local market, having litigated guardianship matters for both institutions and individuals. Our attorneys handled complex estate litigation and simple estate planning and administration.

Debtor-Creditor and Consumer – Extensive experience with the prosecution and defense of collections. We have defended and resolved many credit card claims for individuals and small businesses. Extensive experience representing consumers, collection agencies and debt collection law firms in actions involving claims of unlawful collection practices and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL). We have assisted with the prosecution and defense of individual actions and class actions involving unfair debt collection practices, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and other consumer statutes. We have been involved in many cases filed under the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Class Action – We have prosecuted and defended class actions.