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Raymond P. Pepe

Of Counsel
Fax +1.717.231.4501
Mr. Pepe is a partner in the Harrisburg Office of K&L Gates where he concentrates his practice in: administrative law, particularly environmental, and health care issues, state and local taxation, governmental affairs representation and commercial/general corporate transactions and litigation. 

Professional Background

  • Legislative Counsel, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1979-1986
  • Executive Director, Governor of Pennsylvania's Tax Commission, 1980-1983
  • Director, Governor of Pennsylvania's Task Force for Regulatory Relief, 1984-1986
  • Member/Designee, Pennsylvania Board of Finance and Revenue, 1982-1986
  • Counsel, Pennsylvania House Republican Floor Leader 1975-1979

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American, Pennsylvania and Dauphin County Bar Associations
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (Commissioner)
  • Environmental Committee of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry
  • Former Director, The Rotary Club of Harrisburg
  • Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations
  • National Solid Waste Management Association

Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 Real Estate Institute, Panel Speaker, December 6-7, 2018
  • “PA Sales Tax Issues Affecting Financial Institutions”, PA Bankers CFO Conference, Hershey, PA, November 4, 2018
General Representation in adjudicative proceedings; rulemaking proceedings; government contract litigation; insurance, health and welfare representation; professional licensure issues; economic development grants and loans; escheat and abandoned property administration; civil forfeitures. Some typical projects have included challenges to the adoption of proposed revisions to solid waste and Medicaid reimbursement regulations; assistance to clients in responding to RFPs and challenging decisions regarding the award of government contracts; applications for environmental, health care and insurance permits and approvals; adjudications concerning professional license applications and revocations; contract claims litigation; health care reimbursement audits and appeals; and federal civil rights litigation.
Real estate sales and acquisitions; purchase and sale of businesses; financing; general corporate representation. Some typical projects have included the development and sale of solid waste landfills, and transfer stations; acquisitions and mergers involving health care facilities and water companies; and commercial real estate development and litigation.
Counseling applicants for permits and approvals from federal, state and local regulatory agencies; permit appeals; defense of penalty and enforcement actions; zoning and land use management; and due-diligence reviews associated with real estate and business acquisitions. Some typical projects have involved solid waste landfills, quarries, power plants, manufacturing facilities, shopping centers and residential subdivisions.
Legislative and regulatory lobbying; government contracts and procurements; counseling with regard to ethics, campaign finance, and lobbying registration law. Some typical engagements have included securing modifications to solid waste and tax legislation and regulations; professional licensure legislation and regulations and economic development grants and legislation.
General representation in adjudicative proceedings, rulemaking, audits and compliance counseling concerning health care facilities and professional licenses and certifications and third-party public and private provider payments. Lead counsel in Rite Aid of Pennsylvania v. Houstoun, 998 F. Supp 520 (E.D. Pa 1997), 1998 W.L. 254082 (May 8, 1998) and 1998 W.L. 31960 (Aug. 31, 1998).
Pennsylvania state and local corporate, personal and property tax planning, appeals and litigation.