Mr. Licastro has over 20 years of legal and business experience and is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group, Corporate and Business Representation practice group, and Management Committee.
Mr. Licastro focuses his litigation practice on commercial litigation in state and federal courts, where he has successfully represented businesses and individuals at jury trials, bench trials, preliminary injunction hearings, and arbitration hearings. He has litigated a wide variety of cases, including ones involving complex breach of contract claims, non-compete and trade secret claims, employment law claims, unfair competition claims, false advertising claims, insurance coverage issues, intellectual property issues, and shareholder disputes.
Mr. Licastro concentrates his corporate and business practice on counseling small to mid-size companies on corporate transactional matters, including asset acquisitions and dispositions, commercial financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and distribution arrangements. He also acts as outside general counsel to companies, providing them with practical, business-focused legal strategies and solutions. These representations include negotiating and documenting sales, service and vendor agreements, equipment and real estate leases, employment agreements, and financing transactions.
Mr. Licastro earned his B.S. in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University in 1991 and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 1994. He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Theodore G. Bloom, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Maryland, where he tried over 120 criminal jury and bench trials. After moving to Pittsburgh, he joined one of the City’s largest firms, where he was elected a Director in its Litigation Group. Mr. Licastro later left private practice and served in corporate in-house counsel, commercial finance, and corporate management positions, before joining Morella & Associates.
Mr. Licastro is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (inactive), and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (inactive).