Philadelphia Trial and Real Estate Attorney

Michael Bomstein has negotiated complex business and real estate transactions, resolved partnership and real estate disputes and litigated complicated partnership lawsuits. In one case, as lead counsel in a hard-fought complex real estate partnership suit, Philadelphia real estate lawyer Michael Bomstein helped the firm's clients receive partnership interests and cash in excess of $229,000,000.

In a corporate shareholder dispute, following a lengthy trial, a judge ordered that Michael Bomstein's client be paid half of the profits of the company so long as it continued to do business – anticipated to be in the millions -- plus $375,000 in damages. In a protracted lawsuit that wound its way to the Pennsylvania Superior Court, Bomstein successfully defended against a quiet title claim that would have invalidated a million dollar mortgage.

Most of Mike’s litigation work involves partnership disputes, real estate disputes and, in particular, title disputes. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in these matters. In a complicated party wall case involving an apartment developer and an adjacent property owner, he successfully defended the property owner both at trial and on appeal in the Pennsylvania Superior Court. In a suit between a buyer and a seller of Main Line real estate, the buyer claimed that an error in the deed description meant that its bank could not foreclose on him. Philadelphia real estate attorney Mike Bomstein represented the seller in the quiet title case, winning the case both in court and on appeal.

Real estate transactions also are an important part of Pinnola & Bomstein's practice. The firm assists both buyers and sellers in residential and commercial transactions. If you wish to enter into a real estate transaction to buy property or a real estate transaction to sell property, we can assist you. Mike Bomstein can help you prepare a new deed or negotiate the terms of a deal, prepare agreements of sale, resolve title issues, and attend closings. He can also help you navigate your way in real estate disputes and real estate litigation.

Whether in a real estate transaction or in litigation, a good deal of a lawyer’s time is spent in the office, meeting with clients, and negotiating with opposing counsel. Today, communications are often done via email and text messaging and our firm’s clients always find that we respond quickly to them. Because our clients are often not available during customary office hours, Philadelphia real estate lawyer Michael Bomstein ordinarily sees clients from 8 o’clock in the morning to 5:30 in the afternoon, with occasional weekend appointments as may be needed.

In his fifth decade of practice as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, business attorney Michael Bomstein is AV rated in peer review ratings compiled by the firm Martindale-Hubbell. The rating is generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. AV rating is the highest rating and is considered an indicator of an attorney’s ethical standards and ability. Over the years he also has sat on the boards of legal service organizations and participated in the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Volunteers for the Indigent Program.

Whatever your legal needs, Pinnola & Bomstein will try to assist you. If you need help in a practice area that the firm does not handle, we will be happy to refer you to capable counsel. In the meantime, please feel free to navigate our website to get a better idea of what we do and how we have helped our clients over the decades.

Our clients receive our respect and full attention, along with personal service, reasonable fees and quick access to an experienced attorney. A majority of our cases come from referrals from past clients who recommended Pinnola & Bomstein as dependable and effective counselors.

Philadelphia Social Security Disability Lawyer

Peter Pinnola guides clients through the confusing and frustrating process of obtaining for Social Security Disability benefits. A highly experienced and respected Philadelphia social security disability lawyer, Mr. Pinnola has represented disability claimants for over 40 years. Services at Pinnola & Bomstein, which may begin prior to the application, extend through all levels of appeal, including the administrative law judge hearing and beyond. Mr. Pinnola has won precedent setting cases on appeal in Federal Court. (See, for example, Boone v. Barnhart, 353 F.3d 203 (3d Cir. 2003).

Representation for disability clients at Pinnola & Bomstein is unique. When inquiring about Social Security Disability benefits, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with Mr. Pinnola. This feature of disability practice is becoming less common. Many clients represented by large volume out-of-state firms meet their representative for the first time shortly before the administrative hearing.

In most cases, the best opportunity to explain disability is face-to-face at the hearing before an administrative law judge. It is our practice to have an extended conference with the client well in advance of the hearing and to submit a brief to the judge explaining in detail why much needed benefits should be paid.

At Pinnola & Bomstein, we believe it is important for our clients to appreciate the standards necessary to prove disability as well as the questions which will be asked during the application process and at the administrative hearing. Mr. Pinnola is ably assisted by dedicated members of our support staff, each with many years of experience in preparing disability claims. Our staff is accessible and available to answer questions directly or in concert with Mr. Pinnola. They take pride in their work and the many “Thank you” letters addressed to Mr. Pinnola frequently mention them specifically.

Philadelphia social security disability lawyer Peter Pinnola is confident that our clients will find the personal service and “hands on” approach at Pinnola & Bomstein reassuring during the difficult process of seeking Social Security Disability benefits. For additional information, please refer to “Frequently Asked Questions” or contact us directly. We believe you will be impressed by the ease of access and our promptness in responding to your questions and concerns.

Our Team
Michael S. Bomstein

A seasoned litigator and experienced real estate attorney, Mike Bomstein has been practicing law for more than four decades and has contributed to the community as a member of legal service boards and housing rights organizations.

Peter Pinnola

After graduating from Harvard University, Peter Pinnola served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South India. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania law school, he has practiced law for over four decades defending the rights of his disabled clients.

Client Reviews
"Michael Bomstein has been our family's attorney for more than 20 years. He has always been very accessible for litigation, real estate and contract issues. Mr. Bomstein is knowledgeable, wise and ethical. I recommend him without reservation." - Karen W.
"I appreciated the time you took to speak with me recently. I felt a lot more comfortable after speaking with you and want you to know that it is greatly appreciated." - B.W.
"When my business partner brought suit against me I needed an experienced attorney to help defend me in court. Mike Bomstein worked with me from start to finish and we got a really good result. My practice is now doing well. I strongly recommend Pinnola and Bomstein." - Shimma A.
Case Briefing
Art's Case
Art's Case

At 3 o’clock in the morning, half a dozen lawyers and clients sat around a large conference table in a prominent law firm. They were meeting to sign an agreement in principle to settle a years' long dispute over ownership rights in seventeen limited partnerships that owned shopping malls valued at more than $500 million dollars. As the ink began to dry, attorney Michael Bomstein reflected on the chain of events involved in the case that began with a phone call back in December, 2006...

What Our Colleagues Say
Mike Bomstein was part of the legal team that engaged me on behalf of two brothers who had a dispute with their brother over the handling of finances involving numerous family real estate partnerships. The dispute was in the millions of dollars. Throughout the matter, Mike remained the main counsel and worked well with the entire team. A TRO hearing was held in the matter and I testified. It was a hotly contested hearing with tensions flaring on both sides and Mike did a great job and was extremely well prepared in all aspects. Ultimately, Mike was very instrumental in getting the parties to settle and his clients were quite happy with the result - K.M.
I had the pleasure of working with Mike Bomstein as co-counsel in a very complex and emotionally charged litigation matter brought by my client and his brother. I know first-hand that my client, a very sophisticated businessman who is well-accustomed and familiar to litigation, was very happy with Mike’s work. Mike’s knowledge of real estate law and partnership duties under the law was amazing. Equally important, he was well respected by the courts and the bar. The results he obtained for my client and the professional manner in which he litigated this highly-charged and “bet the farm” matter were nothing short of brilliant. - R.A.
State Impact Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Daily Times
Contact Us
  1. 1Free Consultation*
  2. 2Flexible Hours
  3. 3Over 90 Years of Combined Experience

Fill out the contact form or call us at (215) 635-3070 for Social Security Disability or (215) 592-8383 for All Other Practice Areas to schedule your consultation.