310 Grant Street, Suite 2310

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-471-1800

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Education

Court Admissions

Civic Activities/Boards

Professional Memberships

B.A. Duquesne University, 1982 cum laude

J.D.  Duquesne University, 1985

LL.M. Georgetown University, 1987

Pennsylvania

District of Columbia

United States Tax Court

United States District Courts of PA (East, West & Middle)

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Supreme Court

City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission, Secretary

Retirement Board of Allegheny County, Hearing Officer

Township of South Park, Solicitor

Allegheny & Washington County Bar Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

National Association of Subrogation Professionals

Paul J. Gitnik

FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Paul was Of Counsel with Vuono & Gray prior to being appointed by Governor Wolf and unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate to the Board of Finance and Revenue on June 22, 2018.

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Formerly Of Counsel

Community Activities/Nonprofit Boards (Past & Current)

Allegheny Regional Asset District Board, Secretary & Treasurer

Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Secretary & Treasurer

Animal Friends

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh Opera

Pittsburgh Mercy Foundation

Diocese of Pittsburgh Foundation Advisory Board

Hamot Health Foundation

St. Vincent Health Center

Preservation Pennsylvania

Erie Art Museum

Jefferson Health System

Adjunct Faculty Positions

Duquesne University School of Law

Mercyhurst College

Penn State Continuing Education for Accountants

Business Interests

In 2010, Paul founded ShaleEnergyUSA.com, Inc. with three interconnected websites, www.ShaleEnergyUSA.com, www.MarcellusUSA.com and www.UticaUSA.com, which provided data, resources and tools, including the recorded oil-gas leases, royalty percentages, dates, documents, instruments, permits, well dates, records, regulations and information about Shale Oil-Gas in the Appalachian Basin - as a web based application which he sold in 2015.  

 

In 1991, Paul founded SOCRATES, INC., which provided claims recovery outsourcing, technology and consulting services and solutions to the health payor industry which he sold in 2007. During his tenure, SOCRATES, INC. was selected an AHIP Solutions Partner and an A.M. Best rated recommended subrogation firm. Mr. Gitnik stewarded the development of SOCRATES, INC.'s proprietary Subrogation Outsourcing Case Review and Tracking Empowerment System ("SOCRATES") and the MY SOCRATES family of proprietary software programs.  

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SuperLawyers® Estate Planning & Probate 2016 & 2017

Spring 2017 and 2018 - Estates and Trusts Skills –is a 2-credit, one-semester, elective, skills course that uses simulations to allow students to apply the doctrinal knowledge acquired in Estates and Trusts and to teach students practice skills related to estate planning, trusts, probate, and fiduciary administration.  Students will draft a complete, albeit basic, estate plan for a fictional Pennsylvania resident and will study and discuss Pennsylvania-specific estate planning forms.  Students must have already taken Estates and Trusts or must take it concurrently with this course.

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*Spring 2017 - Estates and Trusts Skills –is a 2-credit, one-semester, elective, skills course that uses simulations to allow students to apply the doctrinal knowledge acquired in Estates and Trusts and to teach students practice skills related to estate planning, trusts, probate, and fiduciary administration.  Students will draft a complete, albeit basic, estate plan for a fictional Pennsylvania resident and will study and discuss Pennsylvania-specific estate planning forms.  Students must have already taken Estates and Trusts or must take it concurrently with this course.

Duquesne University School of Law*

Mercyhurst College

Penn State Continuing Education for Accountants

For Profit Board

Jefferson Memorial Park, Inc.

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.