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Sharon Fitzgerald DiPaolo

Commercial real estate Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sharon

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Practice area
  1. Commercial real estate
    Practice exclusively devoted to commercial real estate tax assessment appeals

    30 years, 1,000 cases

My practice is focused exclusively on handling commercial property tax assessment issues for taxpayers throughout Pennsylvania's 67 counties. I manage the firm's Pennsylvania practice which is located in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA. I am experienced in handling entire client portfolios state-wide for all commercial property types: retail, industrial, senior care, hotel, apartments, special purpose properties and affordable housing. I have handled thousands of property assessment appeals to successful conclusion via negotiated settlements, trial and and the appellate level. My practice is state-wide.


Siegel Jennings Co., LPA
2912 Wildwood Road Extension.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15101

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Posted by John M. | November 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Sharon has successfully appealed 24 properties. She is easy to work with and very professional. Sharon responds to request with a sense of immediacy. I have referred her to other real estate investors and the reports back are stellar. I appreciate the fact that there is no cost to me unless she gets results and she gets results!
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Posted by James | December 5, 2014
Sharon F Dipaolo
I am a commercial landlord with properties spread throughout Pennsylvania. After years of property tax increases, coupled with tax appeal losses, it became apparent that representation solely dedicated to commercial tax appeals became paramount. After refusing daily phone and mail solicitation, I decided to research for an attorney whom represented large landlords that enjoyed a substantial success rate with the property tax appeal and its process. Months of research led me to Sharon F. DiPaolo Esquire Partner Siegel Jennings Co.,L.P.A.Allison Park Pa 15101 in my hometown of Pittsburgh Pa. After a 10 minute phone conversation, I knew my research was not in vain. Having found an attorney educated in property values with a true compassion to get the values right, while supporting the landlord and challenging the property tax system. I highly recommend Sharon F DiPaolo Esquire for the following reasons. Sharon is a true leader in her field, very easy to talk with, prompt, efficient, kind and considerate, educated with compassionate in all manners. Sharon and her dedicated expertise will now relieve me, allowing me to focus on being a landlord, servicing my tenants with the best possible properties at the lowest possible cost.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Siegel Jennings, Co., LPA
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Pepper Hamilton
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Of Counsel
  • Pepper Hamilton
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Pepper Hamilton
  • 1995 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Doepken Keevican Weiss & Medved
  • 1994 - 1995
  • USMaintenance Corporation
  • 1987 - 1991
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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Cum Laude
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Duquesne University, Magna Cum Laude in an Honors Curriculum
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 1,000,000 square foot shopping mall
  • $122 Million assessment reduction
  • World headquarters corporate campus
  • $6 Million assessment reduction
  • 3,000,000 square foot manufacturing plant
  • $13 Million assessment reduction
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  • American Property Tax Counsel
  • Representative for Western PA, Client Seminar Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Assessor's Association of Pennsylvania
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Holy Family Learning
  • Trustee
  • 2004 - 2013
  • The Midwife Center for Birth and Women's Health
  • Director
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 1994
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association
  • 1993
  • Truxall Scholarship
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 1991
  • Journal of Law and Commerce, Managing Editor
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 1991
  • Self-Starter Award
  • USMaintenance Corporation
  • 1990
  • Inner Circle Award
  • USMaintenance Corporation
  • 1989
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Secondary Education
  • Duquesne University
  • 1988
  • Kappa Delta Epsilon President's Award
  • Duquesne University
  • 1988
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Duquesne University
  • 1988
  • Senior Leader Award
  • Duquesne University Alumni Association
  • 1988
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Duquesne University
  • 1988
  • Integrated Honors Program
  • Duquesne University
  • 1984
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  • Risk: Health, Safety and Environment
  • Threshold Procedural Considerations in Right-to-Die Cases
  • 1995
  • Journal of Law and Commerce
  • The Application of the Uniform Commercial Code Section 2-201 Statute of Frauds to Electronic Commerce
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Property Tax Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Litigation Management for Tax Appeals
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Sharon
Real estate Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is difficult to overstate the depth of knowledge that Sharon DiPaolo has in the realm of Pennsylvania Property Assessments. Sharon has a unique ability to quickly analyze complicated cases and to explain complicated matters to property owners in a way that they easily understand. Over the past year, I have gained a great deal of respect for Sharon and I strongly endorse her work."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 24
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Pittsburgh Commercial real estate Lawyer Sharon Fitzgerald DiPaolo
Sharon Fitzgerald DiPaolo
Commercial real estate Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 29 years