Timothy J. Bupp

Estate Law Chair | Shareholder | Attorney


Timothy J. Bupp is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm and the chairs Firm’s Estate Law Section. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate Planning, Business and tax planning, Real Estate transactions and related matters. Tim assists his clients by utilizing the knowledge he gained from his advanced degrees in business administration, business taxation, and law, as well as his certifications in estate planning and employee benefits taxation.   He counsels individuals and businesses with estate and wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, entity formation or acquisition, and tax planning. 

Attorney Bupp has earned the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney from the National Elder Law Foundation, the only ABA-approved Elder Law certification approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  As a CELA,  Tim is recognized to have completed the training and practice required to be an expert in the field of elder law.  Tim counsels CGA’s clients with specialized advice in the areas of estate and trust planning, asset protection and long term care planning, powers of attorney and health care directives.  This complex and changing area of the law is increasingly important to individuals planning their own estates or those of parents or loved ones.

Attorney Bupp is also experienced in advising clients on estate administration,  probate of wills, powers of attorney, and post-mortem planning.  He has practiced extensively in the Orphans’ Court and  assisted clients in resolving estate disputes, probate claims, will contests, trust litigation, guardianships and similar matters. 

He also practices extensively in municipal law, and has represented townships, boroughs, authorities, zoning hearing boards and other municipal entities, as well as individuals and businesses appearing before such boards.

A lifelong resident of Southern York County, Tim has a farm background and advises clients regarding farmland preservation issues, estate planning for farm owners and farm families, and related agricultural law issues.  He lives on a farm in the Brogue with wife Rochelle and children Lucy and Charles.

Representative Matters

  • Represents and counsels numerous municipal entities including authorities, townships, boroughs, and boards
  • 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

Direct Phone Number

(717) 887-7504

Community Involvement
  • 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
Professional Affiliations
  • York County Community Foundation, Board of Directors
  • York County Estate Planning Council, Former President and Board of Directors
  • Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County, a former member of the Board of Directors
  • Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education, a former member of the Board of Directors
  • Former Instructor, Penn State York – Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, Tax Law
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, 2019
  • 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
  • Certification in Estate Planning Law, Temple University, 2003
  • Certification, Employee Benefits Law, Temple University, 2004
  • National and Pennsylvania Associations of Elder Law Attorneys – Member since 2010
  • Professional Advisors Recognition Society, York County Community Foundation, 2017

Mr. Bradley Smith
Supervisor, Chanceford Township
51 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Brogue PA 17309
(717) 927-6949
length of service: 13 years

Mr. Ronald Tombesi
Borough Council President, Loganville Borough
P. O. Box 88, Loganville PA 17342
(717) 309-3982
length of service: 10 years

Ms. Lorreta Wilhide
President Supervisor, Conewago Township
490 Copenhafer Road, York Pa 17404
(717) 578-4861
length of service: 5 years

Mr. Robert Barclay
Supervisor, North Hopewell Township
13081 High Point Road, Felton PA 17322
(717) 246-2398
length of service: 10 years

Ms. E. Jane Crothers
President, Delta Borough Municipal Authority
101 College Ave. Box 278, Delta PA 17314
(717) 456-6248
length of service: 8 years

Mr. Paul Solomon
President Supervisor, Shrewsbury Township
11505 Susquehanna Trail S., Glen Rock PA 17327
(717) 235-9095
length of service: 2 years

Awards and Honors
  • Certified in Estate Planning and Pension Law Taxation, Temple University
  • Bernfield Award – CA and Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, 2001
  • Accredited Estate Planner®, National Association of Estate Planners & Council