Seth R. Tipton

Seth R. Tipton

Partner

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Education

  • Rutgers University (Cum Laude)
  • Rutgers School of Law—Newark (Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Rutgers Law Review, Rutgers Moot Court Board)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • District of New Jersey
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Clerkship

  • Hon. Ariel A. Rodriguez, P.J.A.D.

Seth R. Tipton is a Partner in the Bethlehem office and concentrates his practice in corporate law, health care law, real estate development and commercial lending. During his career, Seth has represented corporate clients in connection with formation, internal governance, and mergers and acquisitions. In the latter capacity, Seth has guided companies through digital auctions, preliminary negotiations, financing and closing of multi-million dollar transactions.

Seth has also served as counsel for hospitals and has overseen matters adverse to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the management and retention of hospital employees; licensing; negotiation of medical supply and services contracts; and compliance with the Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws. He has also guided physicians in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in connection with the sale of medical practices, and the regulatory and licensing processes regarding the establishment of new practices. Seth has also been actively involved in cannabis law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Attorney

With the Firm, he has represented applicants for medical marijuana permits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, guiding them on private capital raises, application requirements and real estate.  Seth counsels clients on all aspects of formation and compliance for cannabis companies. He is co-chair the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Special Committee.

Seth has experience with representing both lenders and developers in all phases of commercial real estate development, including guiding purchasers during due diligence, zoning and planning applications, through to finalizing acquisition and construction loans. As part of this work, Seth has represented clients with a variety of development incentive programs, including the first new City Revitalization Improvement Zone (“CRIZ”) project in Pennsylvania, the Keystone Improvement Zone (“KIZ”) tax credits and the New Jersey Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit program. Seth is also a licensed Pennsylvania title agent, routinely advising lenders and private clients on title issues, and financing commercial real estate.

Prior to joining the firm, Seth served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ariel A. Rodriguez, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Seth is a member of the Warren County, New Jersey and Northampton County, Pennsylvania Bar Associations, and of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Publications & Presentations

  • 2019 CLM New York Conference – Emerging Insurance Coverage Issues in the Cannabis Industry – December 05, 2019
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting (San Juan, Puerto Rico) – Living La Vida Loca: Update on Cannabis Law in New Jersey & Puerto Rico – Panelist – November 8, 2019
  • New Jersey Paralegal Convention – Cannabis & Legal Marijuana – October 25, 2019
  • NJICLE – Expansion of Medical Marijuana Webcast – Panelist – September 17, 2019
  • NJICLE – 1st Annual Cannabis Symposium – Moderator – March 13, 2019
  • Princeton Bar Association – Hot Topics on Marijuana Law – February 29, 2019
  • New Jersey Business & Industry Association – Starting a Cannabis Business – Panelist – January 23, 2019
  • NJICLE – Cannabis Basics – Legislative Update – November 28, 2018
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting (Rome, Italy) – Cannabis Policy Models in Europe & The U.S. – Panelist – November 9, 2019.
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Podcast – The Pot Edition – August 22, 2018
  • How to make full use of CRIZ designation, Lehigh Valley Business (April 14, 2014)
  • The Ethical Issues of Cloud Computing, PBA Young Lawyers Division, At Issue (Fall 2012)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Gives Warning to Superior Court: Public Entity Liability is the Exception, Not the Rule (September 12, 2012)
  • Ruling Slashes Ambiguity in Bidding on School Projects, NJ Biz (January 23, 2012)
  • Connoisseurship Corrected: Protecting the Artist, the Public and the Role of Art Museums through the Amendment of VARA, 62 Rutgers L. Rev. 269 (2009)

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