On-Demand Video

A Day on Real Estate West 2023

  • City:
  • Start Date:2023-07-18 20:00:00
  • End Date:2025-07-18 20:00:00
  • Length:
  • Level:Various
  • Topics:Real Property

$299.00 ["ProPass"]

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OUR EXPERIENCED FACULTY, all of whom hail from the Pittsburgh region, have developed this one-day program to give you the tools you need to better serve your clients.

The day kicks off with the popular plenary session, The Year in Review, featuring the most significant new real estate case law and legislative developments.


  • The Year in Review
  • Annual Condo/HOA Case Law and Legislative Update
  • Zoning
  • Assessment
  • Commercial Real Estate Leases
  • Ethics

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download.

Recorded in July 2023.   


John O’Keefe Jr., Esq.

Mr. O’Keefe co-chairs Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe LLC’s banking and financial services group. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and Allegheny County Bar Associations. Mr. O’Keefe’s practice is concentrated in the areas of secured lending, commercial loan documentation, creditors’ rights, workouts, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, real estate and other business transactions. He received his B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from LaSalle University in 1979 and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 1982. 

Sharon DiPaolo Esq., CRE

Ms. DiPaolo is a partner in the property tax law firm of Siegel Jennings, Co., L.P.A. where she is a member of the Leadership Team and manages the firm’s Pennsylvania practice.  For 50 years, the law firm of Siegel Jennings has had a singular focus in representing commercial taxpayers on property tax issues; the firm has an practices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and nationally. Sharon is the Western Pennsylvania representative to the American Property Tax Counsel (“APTC”), a national organization of property tax attorneys of which Siegel Jennings is a founding member. For over a decade Sharon has been a member of the APTC’s planning committee for its signature event, the Annual Client National Conference.  She was the National Conference Chair for six years. She is the 2023 Vice Chair of the Conference. In 2021, Sharon was awarded the CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) designation by The Counselors of Real Estate®, an international group of high-profile real estate professionals who provide expert advisory services to clients on complex real property and land-related matters.  Only 1,000 professionals in all disciplines of real estate hold the CRE credential in the United States and 20 additional countries.   Ms. DiPaolo represents taxpayers in assessment appeals throughout Pennsylvania’s 67 counties at the administrative, trial court and appellate levels. She has handled thousands of 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. Prior to joining Siegel Jennings, Ms. DiPaolo was a partner at Reed Smith LLP and a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP. Ms. DiPaolo graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University in an honors curriculum and cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1994 where she was Managing Editor of the University’s Journal of Law and Commerce. Ms. DiPaolo is a member of the Real Property Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network.

Diane Wohlfarth Esq.

Ms. Wohlfarth is an attorney at Papernick & Gefsky, LLC, in Pittsburgh. She represents financial institutions, borrowers, real estate developers and community associations and their boards. Ms. Wohlfarth’s primary areas of practice are commercial and real estate finance, commercial real estate, formation and governance of community associations, and general corporate law. She has represented commercial lenders, developers, landlords, property owners, association boards of directors, declarants and managers. Ms. Wohlfarth is a frequent lecturer in the areas of real estate transactions and associations law, including participating in programs and seminars sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Community Associations Institute, Keystone Chapter (CAI-Keystone). She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (past chair of the Real Property Section); and CAI-Keystone and its Legislative Action and Western Pennsylvania Steering committees. Ms. Wohlfarth received her B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and her J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law, where she was managing editor of the Duquesne Law Review. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nathaniel Boring Esq.

Mr. Boring is a Senior Associate and a member of Sherrard, German & Kelly firm’s Real Estate and Energy and Natural Resources practice areas. His practice focuses on zoning, land use, real estate development, and all aspects of local governance. He is a skilled advocate for real estate developers, leveraging his extensive background as a municipal solicitor to effectively navigate complex laws and regulations, and facilitate the necessary approvals for major land development projects. His unique insights, combined with his meticulous approach and in-depth knowledge, make him a trusted legal advisor in the realm of real estate and land use controls. In addition to representing private clients, he has represented numerous municipalities and municipal authorities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania and continues to serve as the municipal solicitor to Carnegie Borough, Reserve Township, and Sewickley Borough.  He received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, 2015, his B.A.’s in Political Science and Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011.

Kenneth Yarsky II, Esq.

Mr. Yarsky received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Dayton (1970) and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law (1976). He is a shareholder and director of Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C. in Pittsburgh and Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Yarsky’s practice focuses on all aspects of real estate, business and banking, estate planning, estate administration, creditors’ rights and civil litigation, including contract, construction and title insurance litigation. His real estate practice with developers, investors and lenders includes acquisition, development, construction, finance, leasing and zoning. Mr. Yarsky has lectured on real estate law for the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Community College of Allegheny County, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and various other providers of continuing legal education. He is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, has held various offices in the Real Property Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and chaired that section in 1996. Mr. Yarsky is a past member of council of the Real Property Probate and Trust Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He served on the Landlord-Tenant Advisory Rules Committee of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. Mr. Yarsky is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Frank Kosir Jr., Esq.

Mr. Kosir is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP in Pittsburgh and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Lending, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Energy and Mineral Rights, and Construction Law groups. He has significant civil litigation and general practice experience in all areas of real property law. Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Kosir acquired extensive experience in all facets of real estate development, sales, construction and leasing with his family’s home construction company. His knowledge of the construction, planning and business aspects of real estate provides him with a unique understanding that he utilizes in assisting clients with their real estate related issues. Mr. Kosir represents clients in a wide range of matters, including commercial and residential real estate tax assessment appeals, commercial and residential sales and leasing, oil and gas lease negotiations, boundary line disputes, real estate title defense and claims, commercial and residential landlord-tenant proceedings, quiet title proceedings, eminent domain proceedings, condominium creation and amendment, and zoning and land use issues. He has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous real estate title claims, including obtaining a defense verdict in a multi-million dollar adverse possession claim. A life-long resident of the Pittsburgh area, Mr. Kosir received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Business Administration and Political Science in 1998 from Washington and Jefferson College. He received his J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2001. A member of the Pennsylvania, Allegheny County and Washington County Bar Associations, Mr. Kosir serves on the PBA’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Council and formerly served as Chairman of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Real Property Section. He resides in Peters Township, where he formerly served on the Planning Commission and now serves as an elected member of Township Council. For more than a decade, Mr. Kosir wrote a monthly real estate case law update for the Allegheny County Bar Association and continues to write a quarterly real estate update column for The Legal Intelligencer. He frequently lectures at continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has on five occasions been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in real property law.

Amy Coco Esq.

Ms. Coco, a
shareholder at DiBella Weinheimer, focuses her practice on representing
lawyers, judges and law students; including in civil litigation matters,
ethics and professional responsibility representation and counseling,
practice before the Disciplinary Board, Board of Law Examiners, Court of
Judicial Discipline and the Client Security Fund; law firm organization and
structure including employment matters related to lawyers; risk management
and law practice management counseling. She serves as the Pennsylvania Bar
Association’s Woman At Large Governor, Chair of the PBA’s Diversity Equity
and Inclusion Team and Vice-Chair of the PBA’s Legal Ethics and Professional
Responsibility Committee. She is a Governor of the Allegheny County Bar
Association, serves as Chair of the ACBA’s By-Law’s Committee and a Duty
Officer for the ACBA’s Ethics Committee. She is the Director of Pitt Law
School’s Incubator program helping lawyers set up solo practices. She is also
a  Washington County and Philadelphia County Bar Association member
and a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.

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