Elkin L. Kistner and James P. Bick, Jr. become partners in 1993 and have since been eager to deliver a personal connection to the individuals, companies and government organizations they have had the privilege to represent.

Bick & Kistner P.C. has grown since its inception, and employs experienced attorneys who genuinely care about you, your organization, and our community. When you choose Bick & Kistner, you begin a partnership where every party involved is a passionate champion for your cause.

Each lawyer at Bick & Kistner brings their unique background, skill set and perspective to our clients’ experiences. We are litigators but we also provide holistic solutions to complex problems.  We function as advisers to boards, mayors and council members, to organizations and individuals wending their way through complex issues, and to individuals planning business succession and the passing on of their estate to their loved ones. Over the past two decades, we have evolved to become a staple in the community, offering access to a breadth of resources, experience, and influence to drive our clients’ desired results.

Our reputation and attitude are the cultivated result of ideals that are prevalent in everything that we do. We demand responsiveness in our attorneys. We emphasize strengths and learn from experience. We require efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of our practice.

Bick & Kistner offers a broad spectrum of legal services for a firm its size and can assist its clients in the following areas:


Business and Corporate Law

General corporate representation
Corporate formation
Choice of entity-LLC, Corporation, partnership, etc
Mergers and Acquisitions
Employment disputes, agreements, litigation
Shareholder agreements/disputes
Non compete agreements
Customer and vendor agreements

Real Estate

Acquisitions and Dispositions
Corporate Real estate
Commercial Leasing
Commercial Property Tax Appeals
Purchase and Sale
Real Estate Finance
Tax free/tax deferred property exchanges


General Civil Litigation
Business litigation
Arbitration and mediation
Class and derivative actions
Construction Litigation and Mechanics Liens
Employment Litigation
Insurance defense
Trust and Probate Litigation
Property Tax Litigation
Municipal and Government Litigation
Appellate Proceedings

Municipal and Government Law

City attorney
State and local administrative agency matters
Economic development
State and local legislative matters
Election law
Real estate and zoning

Trusts and Estates

Will and Trust Preparation
Closely Held businesses
Will, Estate and Trust litigation
Estate and Trust Administration
Probate Administration
Guardianship and conservatorship