J. W. Alberstadt, Jr.Partner
Jay Alberstadt is a senior partner with MacDonald Illig. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, commercial and economic development ,and conventional and tax-exempt financing. 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.
J.D., Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University - Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1979
B.A., Gannon University - Erie, Pennsylvania, 1976
Magna Cum Laude
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
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
Director and Past President, Northwestern Legal Services
Director and Past President, Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services, Inc.
Director and Past President, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie
Director and Past President, Housing and Neighborhood Development Services
Trustee, Mercyhurst Preparatory School
Director and Past President, Early Connections, Inc.
Gannon University, Lecturer in Business Law
Director and Past Chairman, Erie County Bar Foundation
Director and Secretary, John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation
Director and Past President, ExpERIEnce Children's Museum
Director, Erie County Historical Society
Past Director, Perseus House, Inc. and L'Arche of Erie, Inc.
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
Catholic Charities Helping Hands Award Recipient, 2014
Gannon University Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016
Listed in the Bond Buyers Municipal Market Place Guide® as nationally recognized bond counsel