Professionals

Mark D. Hipp

Shareholder

(717) 232-5000 | Fax: (717) 236-1816
mdhipp@mette.com

Professional

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

Biography

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.

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
  • Villanova University, LL.M.
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A

Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association

Articles & Media

Tax Assessment Appeal

Tax Assessment Appeal

If you own commercial real estate, or are a tenant who is responsible for payment of real estate taxes, you may be entitled to a decrease in real estate taxes.