Sharon F. DiPaolo

PARTNER

430 Freeport Road
Blawnox, PA 15238
T 412.486.2848
F 412.486.2858
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Sharon F. DiPaolo

Sharon is a partner in the Pittsburgh office. She concentrates her practice in representing commercial taxpayers on property tax issues. Over the past decade, Sharon has successfully represented taxpayers in numerous real estate tax assessment appeals throughout Pennsylvania’s 67 counties at the administrative, trial court and appellate levels. Sharon has handled assessment appeals and trials for national and regional owners and tenants of commercial properties including major office buildings, shopping malls, fast food restaurants, big box retailers, pharmacies, strip-style shopping centers, apartment buildings, affordable housing complexes and industrial facilities. Sharon is experienced in other types of real estate litigation such as land use, zoning, eminent domain and lease disputes. In practice since 1994, Sharon is also experienced in a variety of commercial litigation matters including contract, construction and class actions. Her industry experience covers a diverse practice area including banks, transportation, retailers, communication companies and energy clients. Prior to joining Siegel Jennings, Sharon was a partner at Reed Smith LLP and a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP. At Pepper Hamilton LLP, Sharon was a founding attorney of the Pittsburgh office and spent fifteen years with the firm, starting as first year attorney and was promoted to partner in 2006.

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, cum laude Journal of Law and Commerce, Managing Editor
  • Duquesne University, BS, magna cum laude in honors curriculum Secondary Education, Certification in Mathematics and Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania – 1994
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania - 1994
  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals – 1998

Professional Associations

  • Chair of Seminar Committee, American Property Tax Counsel
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Council Member, Real Property Section
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation