Tracy Zihmer is the founder of Zihmer Law Firm and focuses her practice areas on Estates and Trusts and Corporate/General Business law. Before founding Zihmer Law Firm, Tracy practiced at law firms in downtown Pittsburgh and the greater Pittsburgh area in their estates and trusts and corporate groups.
Tracy enjoys working closely with clients to create a customized, comprehensive estate plan based on the client’s individual needs. This may include the drafting of a Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will or Trust. Tracy also represents clients in Guardianship proceedings, Inheritance and Estate Tax Planning and estate and trust administration.
In addition to her estates and trusts practice, Tracy provides guidance to small and midsized businesses to help foster growth and ensure the business has the proper legal structure in place. Tracy assists business owners in the formation of their legal entities, drafting of governance documents and agreements, assistance with purchase or sale of a business and developing a business succession/exit strategy plan. Tracy combines her experience with estate planning and work with business owners to assist her clients with developing a business succession plan/exit strategy. She works closely with her clients to determine the best method and time frame to accomplish those goals.
Tracy is a magna cum laude graduate of West Virginia University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Investigations and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, where she, once again, graduated magna cum laude. At Duquesne University, Tracy was a published member of the Duquesne Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Tracy worked at a non-profit where she assisted members of the community. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association and currently serves on the Allegheny County Bar Association Probate and Trust Section Council.
Tracy resides in the South Hills with her husband, Andrew, daughter, Madelyn and two dogs, Maverick and Charlie.