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Nicole Hauptman Amick, Esq.

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Attorney Nicole Hauptman Amick is a Partner who specializes in property tax appeals and general real estate matters. She has been recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 8 years in a row. Ms. Amick was added as a Partner in 2013, and added as a named Partner in 2019.

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Nicole Amick

Attorney Nicole Hauptman Amick is a Partner with the Pittsburgh law firm of Flaherty Fardo Rogel & Amick. Ms. Amick was added as a Partner in 2013, and added as a named Partner in 2019.

In 2021, she was recognized for the seventh consecutive year by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in the area of real estate as a rising star (an honor awarded to less than 2.5% of the attorneys in Pennsylvania).

Attorney Amick’s practice is focused in real estate, business and injury litigation.

Over the past decade, she has helped thousands of property owners in Allegheny County save hundreds of millions of actual tax dollars on both residential and commercial property taxes. Nicole has extensive experience concerning Allegheny County property assessments and at litigating cases in front of both the Allegheny County Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review (BPAAR) and Board of Viewers (BOV). She also routinely helps defend property owners in tax appeals filed by the school districts and other taxing entities. Her clients have consistently showed their appreciation over the years by praising Nicole's efforts.

Over the years, Nicole has been asked to speak on multiple panels relating to the continuing legal education for other attorneys. She is viewed as an expert in representing both residential and commercial property owners in Allegheny County, and was asked to help teach other attorneys about this role and the assessment appeals process.

Background

Nicole was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She attended Binghamton University in Upstate New York, and moved to Pittsburgh to attend law school, where she has lived since 2008.

Personal Interests

Nicole still has deep ties to Buffalo, NY. She is a proud season ticket holder of the Bills, and attend as many games (home and away) as possible.

Nicole lives in the South Hills with her family. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Education

Binghamton University, B.A., summa cum laude, with honors, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Law School, 2011

Bar Admission

Honors & Awards

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2014

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2015

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2016

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2019

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2020

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2021

Flaherty | Fardo | Rogel | Amick

What Our Clients Say

"We had such a positive experience. They were responsive, prompt, completely professional. They communicated clearly, gave us honest assessments, were 100% reliable and kept on top of everything over a long period of time. (They were the opposite of predatory, for what it's worth.) And...the outcome was very good. Highly recommend."

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Jake Goodman

"After a building permit for a small exterior repair triggered a crazy hike in the tax assessment of my properties, I hired a different legal firm to make the initial appeal to the Board of Property Assessment. After receiving a denial on the appeal, I turned to Attorney Nicole Hauptman Amick of Flaherty Fardo, LLC for our last recourse, a Common Pleas hearing in front of the Allegheny County Board of Viewers (BOV). Since this was our final shot at appeal my husband and myself were leery about turning this over to another law firm rather than attempting representation ourselves. However, after meeting with Nicole, we were so deeply impressed with her demeanor and knowledge of the process, we agreed to let her handle the appeal. What a good decision! Within WEEKs she met with the representatives of the taxing bodies and worked out a very fair settlement. We were delighted! I cannot recommend Nicole and Flaherty Fardo, LLC enough."

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Mary Virginia Shea

"Nicole Hauptman Amick went above and beyond for my husband and I to get a very reasonable settlement on our school taxes on our new house. Her and the company went above and beyond for us. She was very easy to get a hold of, answered in a timely manner, and was not over priced like other places I got quotes from. She did all the leg work for us and represented us in person without us needing to go. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who needs an attorney."

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Kimberly

"Nicole was able to negotiate a settlement on my property taxes that exceeded my expectations. She diligently followed up on the appeal which expedited the process and clearly communicated throughout the process. I really appreciated her hard work."

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Brent

"Nicole did an excellent job in handling my assessment appeal. I found out they were raising my assessment late and only had a few days left to file. I hired her immediately and she filed everything quickly and kept me informed of the whole process. Basically it only took about ten weeks to get everything done successfully.I got a $150,000 reduction in my assessment. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of assessment appeals."

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John

"From start to finish Nicole was prompt returning emails and the whole process was seamless. She worked hard to get my property assessment down dramatically and when I asked her to try to get it a little lower she succeeded. Nicole is prompt, knowledgeable and not afraid to take a chance to rise above where others would not."

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Rick

"Nicole did a superb job in appealing my real estate assessment case. She has excellent listening skills, is very well organized, knows how to evaluate the key facts in a situation, and how to successfully negotiate solutions in difficult situations, The bottom line is that Nicole knows how to get results."

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