Timothy J. Bupp

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Timothy J. Bupp is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm. He provides clients with specialized advice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, business and tax planning, real estate transactions and related matters. Tim assists his clients by utilizing the knowledge he gained from the advanced degrees he received in business administration, business taxation, and law, as well as his certifications in estate planning and taxation. He is skilled in counseling individuals and businesses with estate and wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, entity formation or acquisition, and tax planning.

Tim has extensive experience in advising clients on estate administration and probate of wills. He has also practiced extensively in the Orphans’ Court and has assisted clients in resolving estate disputes, probate claims, will contests, trust litigation, guardianships and similar matters.

Tim also provides his estate planning clients with specialized legal counsel in the areas of elder law, Medicaid and related health care matters. This changing and complex area of the law is increasingly important to individuals planning their own estates or those of parents or loved ones.  

He also practices extensively in municipal law, and has represented townships, boroughs, authorities, zoning hearing boards and other municipal entities. Tim has represented individuals and businesses in appearances before municipalities and their boards for zoning variances, special exceptions, subdivisions and other municipal matters.

Tim is a lifelong resident of Southern York County. He has a farm background and practices extensively regarding farmland preservation issues, estate planning for farm owners and farm families, and related agricultural law issues. He has served on the Boards of the Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County, the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education and the Anderson Agricultural Committee of the York Foundation.

Tim currently serves on the Board of Directors for the York County Community Foundation and the York County Estate Planning Council. He recently was inducted into the York County Community Foundation’s Professional Advisor Recognition Society.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Has counseled numerous business clients in the creation of entities for business formation and purchase of real estate.
  • Has successfully litigated estate and probate matters, including will defenses, trust litigation, and estate administration claims.
  • Has successfully represented clients in taxation issues before the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the IRS.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

Timothy J. Bupp is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm. He provides clients with specialized advice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, business and tax planning, real estate transactions and related matters. Tim assists his clients by utilizing the knowledge he gained from the advanced degrees he received in business administration, business taxation, and law, as well as his certifications in estate planning and taxation. He is skilled in counseling individuals and businesses with estate and wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, entity formation or acquisition, and tax planning.

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Education and Honors: 
Inducted into the York County Community Foundation's Professional Advisor Recognition Society, 2017
LL.M. Taxation, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2005
J.D., Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University, 2001
- Dickinson Law Review, 2000 - 2001
M.B.A., York College of Pennsylvania, 1992
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1986
Bernfield Award - CA and Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, 2001
Certified in Estate Planning and Pension Law Taxation, Temple University
Accredited Estate Planner®, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
Bar Admissions: 
Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Professional Affiliations: 
York County Community Foundation, Board of Directors
York County Estate Planning Council, Board of Directors
Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County, former member of the Board of Directors
Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education, former member of the Board of Directors
Penn State York Instructor: Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, Tax Law

Articles

  • 11.11.18

    By Timothy Bupp

  • 02.03.16

    Municipalities are frequently witness to the tensions between large-scale farmers and their residential neighbors who resent the effects of these farms on their way of life. Concentrated farming operations are strictly regulated by the Commonwealth; but even a large-scale farm that complies thoroughly with all of Pennsylvania’s requirements can generate odors, insects or runoff which create at least the perception of problems or violations in the eyes of neighbors. Municipal officials are often pulled in both directions - to support one side’s position or take action to correct the other.

  • 10.20.14

    Pennsylvania estate law is complex, largely because it has been written over several centuries and shaped by numerous court cases controlling how wills are interpreted. This caselaw can create unexpected and unfortunate results, if a will has not been created with careful language. For example, in a recent case, the Pennsylvania Superior Court distributed a father’s estate to his five children, despite the fact that the father had included specific language in his will disinheriting three of his children.

  • 07.29.14

    The Baby Boomer Generation may be the most remarkable demographic phenomenon to ever affect America.  Our generation, born between 1946 and 1964, over 75 million strong (including me!), has driven the course of our economy during its lifetime and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  The most important economic issue facing America today is how the aging of our generation will affect the well-being of its members – and of our nation.     

  • 02.18.14

    Recent changes in Pennsylvania’s tax laws have created a valuable opportunity for family business owners to avoid inheritance taxes on your business assets.  Within the last eighteen months, our legislature has made changes to the inheritance tax law which will lessen or avoid altogether the inheritance tax on certain family-owned business assets.  These changes are complex and will not affect all businesses or all business assets; however, with careful planning, family owned businesses and farm businesses can dramatically lessen their inheritance tax burden. 

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