Kathryn Lease Simpson

Mark D. Hipp

Vice President of the Board of Directors
Harrisburg Office
T: (717) 232-5000
F: (717) 236-1816
E: mdhipp@mette.com
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Mark D. Hipp has an expertise in Banking & Business Law, Energy Law, Estates & Trusts, Real Estate & Land Use and Taxation. His primary focuses include Business Law, Energy Law, Estates & Trusts and Taxation. Representative clients range from individuals who wish to transfer wealth to family members in a complex tax environment, fiduciaries who require assistance with estate and trust administration, businesses that are positioned for growth, merger and/or acquisition, and nonprofit charitable organizations.

Mark's practice is active in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania where he counsels landowners with properties that have valuable oil and natural gas interests. In addition to negotiating leases, lease renewals, extension agreements and surface rights agreements, he routinely assists in the formation of family-owned entities that acquire subsurface rights and structuring plans that result with the transfer of such interests in a tax efficient and asset-protected manner.

Mark graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts; received a Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law; and earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from the Villanova University School of Law.

Mark is actively involved with community groups in Central Pennsylvania and currently serves on the Board of Directors of two regional nonprofit associations. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Dauphin County Bar Associations and the Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania.

PROFESSIONAL
Dauphin County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania

EDUCATION
Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
Villanova University, LL.M.
University of Pittsburgh, B.A.

HARRISBURG OFFICE
3401 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-0950

TOWANDA OFFICE
304 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848