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J. W. Alberstadt, Jr.

Partner
jalberstadt@mijb.com
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Phone: (814) 870-7750
Fax: (814) 454-4647

100 State St #700
Erie, Pennsylvania 16507

Jay Alberstadt is a senior partner with MacDonald Illig. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, commercial and economic development, conventional and tax-exempt financing, and estate planning and administration. He provides legal services to individuals, business entities, lending institutions, municipal authorities and development agencies. Mr. Alberstadt handles matters ranging from residential real estate transactions to detailed title and development issues. He also provides representation in commercial financings and tax-exempt municipal, industrial development and 501(c)(3) bond issues.  He is co-chair of the Firm's real estate practice group and chair of the firm's marketing committee.

Education

J.D., Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University - Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1979

B.A., Gannon University - Erie, Pennsylvania, 1976
Magna Cum Laude

Bar & Court Admissions Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Memberships & Associations

Erie County Bar Association, President 2010
Board of Directors 2006-2011; President 2010

American Bar Association, Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

Director, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
2013-Present

Director and Past President, Northwestern Legal Services
1981-2013

Director and Past President, Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services, Inc.
1988-1998

Director and Past President, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie
1995-2013

Director and Past President, Housing and Neighborhood Development Services
1999-2008

Trustee, Mercyhurst Preparatory School
1999-2006

Director and Past President, Early Connections, Inc.
2005-2010

Gannon University, Lecturer in Business Law
1980-1994

Director and Past Chairman, Erie County Bar Foundation
1991-1994

Director and Secretary, John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation
2008-Present

Director and Past President, ExpERIEnce Children's Museum
2009-Present

Director, Erie County Historical Society
2012-Present

Past Director, Perseus House, Inc. and L'Arche of Erie, Inc.

Noteworthy
Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Services Award Recipient, 1987-1988

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award Recipient, 2008

Erie County Bar Association President's Award Recipient, 2012

Listed in the Bond Buyers Municipal Market Place Guide® as nationally recognized bond counsel