Mr. Tupitza advises clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors on finance, real estate and governance matters. A past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, he is active as bond counsel in tax-exempt financing transactions. His real estate practice includes significant involvement with condominiums, and he is a licensed title insurance agent in Pennsylvania and New York. He has served as the firm's President since 2007.
Awards & Honors: Four-Way Test Award, Rotary Club of Erie (2017); Selected as The Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area for Public Finance Law (2015) and Land use and Zoning Law (2016); Included in The Best Lawyers in America®, (Public Finance Law, 2012-2017, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning Law, 2015-2017 and Health Care Law, 2016-2017); Excellence Award, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, 2011; Everyday Leader Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2007; Included in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (Bonds & Government Finance), 2004; Westminster College Alumni Citation, 1998
Community & Professional Service: UPMC Hamot, Chair; UPMC, Director; Westminster College, Board of Trustees, (Past Chair); Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, Vice Chair; United Way of Erie County, Director; The Partnership for Erie's Public Schools, Director; Erie's Public Schools, Financial Advisory Team; Warner Theatre Preservation Trust, Director; Rotary Club of Erie, Member; Robert H. Jackson, Ambassador; American Law Institute, Consultative Groups: Restatement of the Law, Charitable Nonprofit Organizations; Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property; Principles of the Law, Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management for Corporations, Nonprofits, and Other Organizations; Principles of the Law, Government Ethics.
American Bar Foundation (Fellow); Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (Fellow).