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FROM STAFF REPORTS

PITTSBURGH – Arch W. Riley Jr., an accomplished attorney with more than 30 years of experience in commercial bankruptcy law, has joined Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. as a partner in West Virginia, where the firm is expanding its creditors’ rights and bankruptcy and restructuring practice groups.

Riley becomes the fifth Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. lawyer licensed to practice in West Virginia.

Riley has extensive experience in representing debtors and secured creditors in bankruptcy, as well as focusing on financial reconstructing and workouts, asset acquisitions, real estate and other related transactional areas of law.

“Arch is a significant addition to our West Virginia office,” said Kirk Burkley, co-managing partner of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. “In order to better address the needs of our clients, we are continuing to expand our services into West Virginia. Welcoming a seasoned attorney like Arch is an important step.”

Riley said that he was drawn to Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. by the established reputation of the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice areas, and the firm’s history for aggressively pursuing the interests of its clients.

“Joining Bernstein-Burkley allows me to better serve my clients on a more personalized level than I would have previously been able to do at my previous firm,” Riley said. “Bernstein-Burkley has a talented team of attorneys, and I am honored to join the firm.”

Riley comes to Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. from Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, where he was a co-chair of their bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group.

He is a 1982 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and was recognized by Super Lawyers West Virginia.

He is a fourth generation attorney in the Wheeling area with his great grandfather having established the Riley law firm in 1878, and is an active member of the community. Riley is a member of the Executive Committee of the Regional Economic Development Partnership and president of the Board of Directors of the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation. He is also president of the Augusta Levy Learning Center, Inc. Board of Directors, and is a past commissioner and chairman with the City of Wheeling Planning Commission.

Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. is a Pittsburgh-based law firm with a national reach in Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights, Business and Corporate Transactions, Real Estate, and Oil and Gas.

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