Our Team

Trusted for over 30 years
Our team is committed to assist you in creating a better future, for yourself or for your clients. We assist clients and other key advisors, through our unique planning processes, in making a difference for you, your loved ones, your business and your friends.

Individual team members bring various backgrounds and diverse experiences together to create a set of different problem-solving skills to assist our clients and their key advisors, and take pride in helping every client and every strategic advisor achieve their unique goals.


VA-accredited Attorney

Founding Partner

Mike is the founder of the Cherewka Law. He is a graduate of Bucknell University (B.S.B.A., Accounting, cum laude) and The Dickinson School of Law (J.D., cum laude). Mike began his career in the Tax Department of Ernst & Whinney in 1981, and has been in private practice since 1983. Mike is also a member of the  Wealth Counsel.

Mike has spoken frequently on a national and regional level, and has taught programs for many companies, such as Prudential, Morgan Stanley, and many more. He is a contributing author to a Matthew-Bender Treatise, Pennsylvania Taxes, and to Strictly Business, a book explaining planning strategies for small businesses.

Mike and his wife, Michele, reside in Hampden Township, along with their three children, Michael, Matthew and Meaghan.

Email: mcherewka@cherewkalaw.com


Nick Montagnese

Wealth Counsel Member Attorney | Elder Counsel Member Attorney

Junior Partner

Nick graduated from Dusquene University in 2010, and then from Duquesne University School of Law in 2013. He became a member of the Pennsylvania Bar in 2013.  He has worked for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and the Pennsylvania State Senate. Nick regularly practices in the areas of Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Elder Law, Nonprofits, Business, and Corporate Law.  Nick is a founding member of Paramount Settlement Services, LLC., a full service central Pennsylvania title company, and is an Associate Broker with Pro Business Properties, Inc., a real estate brokerage specializing in residential and commercial real estate representing both buyers and sellers.

Nick and his wife Chelsea live in Carlisle with their two children.

Email: dmontagnese@cherewkalaw.com

Morgan Cassel

Associate Attorney

Morgan Cassel joined Cherewka Law in 2017.  She graduated from Vermont Law School in 2017 and became a member of the Pennsylvania Bar in 2018.  Morgan has experience in estate planning, real estate, and business law.

She lives in Elizabethtown with her husband Ezra and her two dogs.

Email: mcassel@cherewkalaw.com

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