Our lawyers are known for speaking out on various topics related to real estate. Mr. Tupitza is known across the state as a legal education speaker.
Real Estate Agent & Broker Liability
In July 2019 Mr. Tupitza will join a panel to present issues in broker and agent liability. It will be live in Mechanicsburg, simulcast in 15 locations and available as a webcast
A Day on Real Estate
Each Year the Pennsylvania Bar Institute presents a full day continuing education program on real estate. This year the program was offered live in Philadelphia, and by simulcast broadcast to numerous other locations around Pennsylvania. Mr. Tupitza most recently offered a program entitled “Presenting Your Case to a Zoning Hearing Board.” The course was a basic level course designed to identify the jurisdictional limits of zoning hearing board’s; the form of relief necessary; how to prepare your case before the hearing; how to prepare and present exhibits in testimony; when to file memos of law; and, how to prepare for appeals.
Boundary Law in Pennsylvania November 2013, 2017, 2019
Mr. Tupitza has been the course planner, principal author, and principal speaker of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s semiannual program entitled “Boundary Law in Pennsylvania” for over 20 years. This course is offered live in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Mechanicsburg. The Mechanicsburg presentation is simulcast to 20 to 30 locations throughout the state and is recorded for webcasting. This course takes an in-depth look at issues such as adverse possession, prescriptive easements, easements by implication, consentable lines and other manners in which people dispute the location of property boundaries and surveys. In addition it addresses party walls, retaining walls, storm water, trespassing trees and other common issues giving rise to boundary disputes. A portion of the course discusses the proper preparation of a legal description and how to read a survey. The course presents the difference between quiet title actions and actions in ejectment, providing detailed guidance on how to successfully prosecute both of these types of cases.
Annual Real Estate Institute, December of each year
Each year the Pennsylvania Bar Institute presents its annual Real Estate Institute at the Philadelphia Convention Center in December. The program consists of two days of comprehensive continuing legal education dealing with current issues in real estate. Mr. Tupitza has been invited to speak at each of the 23 annual Institutes.
What’s On Second?, Advanced Lien Priority and Divestiture in Pennsylvania 2013, 2017, 1018
Mr. Tupitza is the course planner, principal author, and principal speaker of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s semiannual program, which is a follow on to “Who’s On First?- Lien Priority in Pennsylvania.” Both courses are offered live in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Mechanicsburg. The Mechanicsburg presentation is simulcast to 20 to 30 locations throughout the state and is recorded for webcasting. This course addresses the nature of liens on real estate, including judgment liens, tax liens, mechanics liens, mortgage liens, municipal lien and any other lien might attach to real estate. After examining the liens the course helps explain why certain liens have priority over others, unrelated to their time of creation, and how liens are divested.
Getting to YES, Using Science to Influence Others, Summer 2013
Mr. Tupitza spoke at a Lunch and Learn Program offered by Mortgage Network. This fun program was offered to real estate and mortgage professionals. The program addressed ethically using scientifically measured tools to trigger positive responses in others, even in people that rationally do not want to say yes to you. Discussed where the results of recent studies by psychologists on which words can be used to access back doors into the brains of business contacts to influence them.