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Raymond P. Pepe

Provision of multistate advice regarding campaign finance and lobbying registration requirements.
Advice to banks regarding core processing services agreements
Representation of clients in proceedings seeking to compel or oppose the disclosure of public records under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law.
Representative of high net worth individuals in personal income tax appeals involving pass-through income, residency issues, carry-interest and capital gains generated by the sale of partnership interests in improved property.
Representation of depository institutions in complex sales and use tax audit, bank shares tax and realty transfer tax appeals.
Counsel to banks subject to multi-state unclaimed property audits and to clients in multiple industries regarding unclaimed property compliance requirements.
Representation of a consumer products company, a pharmaceutical company, and a petroleum by-products manufacturer in obtaining state and local economic development grants, loans and tax abatements.
Defense of claims regarding wetlands encroachments and denials of wetland encroachment permits
Representation of a nursing home association challenging the advertising practices of plaintiffs’ trial attorneys
Zoning appeals related to the expansion of limestone quarries and recycling businesses.
Representation an assignee and processer of workers compensation pharmacy benefit claims, including the successful defense of claims the assignments violated Minnesota law
Representation of Canadian Electric Utility in proposed development of a high-voltage electric power line beneath Lake Erie connecting Ontario with the PJM Grid
Development of legislation for a state bankers’ association modernizing the PA Bank Shares Tax, the Older Adult Protective Services Act, the Mechanics Lien Law, the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, the Power of Attorney Law, the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act, the PA Unclaimed Property Act, the Sales and Use Tax Law and the Department of Banking and Securities Act, and developing a new PA Vacant and Abandoned Property Foreclosure Act.
Challenges the issuance of federal and state community credit union charters
Filing of amicus briefs for a state bankers association regarding multiple issues, including the recording of mortgage assignments, the replacement of trustees, sales and use tax and consumer finance issues
Representation of a pharmacy association and chain drug stores challenging reductions in Medicaid reimbursement in PA, Arkansas, Louisiana and Michigan
Defense of third party appeals of permits issued for the development of municipal waste landfills and an ethanol manufacturing facility and appeals of denials of permits for landfill expansions
Representation of a developer of a municipal waste landfill in all aspects of project development, including real estate acquisition, zoning approval, environmental permitting and the sale of the facility
Representation of a mortgage lender accused by the PA Human Relations Commission of lending discrimination through reverse red-lining based upon the statistical analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act reports.
Representation of pharmacists to retain or regain professional licensure following criminal convictions or indictments and regarding allegations of professional misconduct or Medicare/Medicaid fraud.
Representation of a public drinking water utility in a complex array of more than 50 property tax assessment appeals before twelve PA counties and regarding the Public Utility Realty Tax Act before the PA Board of Finance and Revenue.
Representation of nonprofit charitable associations and a professional fundraiser regarding compliance with the fundraising solicitation laws.
Negotiation of indemnification of environmental liability for a contaminated industry property through transfer to a county redevelopment authority
Representation of political action committees regarding violations of expense and contribution reporting requirements before the Federal Election Commission.
Representation of a state chartered non-depository trust company seeking to exercise “parity” authority to operate a short term investment fund under OCC requirements rather than state regulatory requirements.
Representation of clients undergoing government contract, grant, and lobbying disclosure act audits
Representation of electric utilities with respect to the tax consequences of the de-regulation of electricity generation, and with respect to multiple subsequent appeals involving the assessment of the valuation of power plants and the application of utility gross receipts tax.
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