Joan C. Scarpa

Joan C. Scarpa

Attorney
Location:
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Phone:
484-685-1118
Email:

Joan C Scarpa is an experienced corporate real estate and commercial contracts attorney having served for 28 years with Sunoco.  Ms. Scarpa served for 10 years in a dual role as Real Estate Attorney and Real Estate Manager and 18 years as Senior Commercial Contracts Manager.  Now in private practice, Ms. Scarpa leverages her years of business acumen, real estate and contract experience to assist individuals and business with all of their real estate and business operational needs.

While at Sunoco, Ms. Scarpa provided legal assistance for all aspects of the highly regulated retail gasoline/convenience store business in structuring, negotiating and documenting commercial real estate transactions including, but not limited to, the acquisition and disposition of real property, complex site development projects, and lease and master lease agreements.  Ms. Scarpa is also experienced in resolving landlord-tenant disputes, negotiating condemnation and right-of-way settlements, identifying and mitigating environmental issues, resolving permit, planning, and zoning issues, resolving boundary disputes, setting fair market values using appraisals and market research, and analyzing and determining the economic viability of real estate projects.  Ms. Scarpa has also served on the integration team and as project lead in multiple bulk acquisitions.

Ms. Scarpa also provided legal assistance in retail gasoline/convenience store franchise and supply agreements including without limitation issues and disputes involving the PMPA, underground/above-ground petroleum storage tanks, franchisee-franchisor contract drafting, negotiation and dispute resolution as well as drafting and registering uniform franchise offering circulars. Ms. Scarpa has extensive commercial contracting experience including, without limitation, franchise agreements, procurement contracts, service agreements, distribution contracts, access agreements, utility agreements, business/asset purchase and sale agreements, bid contracts and toll road agreements.
In addition, Ms. Scarpa worked as a contract attorney for a national radio broadcasting company, assisting in a bulk acquisition project performing due diligence on a portfolio of tower/studio leases spanning 23 national broadcasting markets.

Ms. Scarpa is a seasoned problem solver leveraging legal, real estate, and business operations experience to create innovative solutions to the most complex real estate issues, increasing company revenue and productivity.

PRACTICE AREAS
• Real Estate Law
• Commercial and Residential Sales and Purchases
• Commercial Leasing
• Landlord-Tenant
• Zoning/Boundary Disputes
• Condemnation/Right-of-Way
• Foreclosures/Loan Modifications
• Sheriff’s Sales
• Evictions
• Title Issues
• Site Development
• Business Law
• Franchise/Dealers 
• Commercial Contracts
• Retail Issues Specializing in Gasoline/Convenience Stores
• Petroleum Marketing Practices Act
• Business/Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements
• Procurement Agreements
• Service Agreements
• Utility Agreements
• Right-of Way Agreements
• Bid Contracts
• Toll Road Agreements
• RFP Production
• Communications Tower/Studio Purchase/Sale Agreements/Leases

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D.
  • St. Joseph's University , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • PA Association of Notaries
  • ICSC
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Delaware County Bar Association