Roman Petyk, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Karen B. Abramson
Roman Petyk has served as Associate General Counsel since 1994 and is the University's transactional attorney responsible for major commercial contracts involving Penn, particularly in regard to real estate and construction matters. Mr. Petyk also serves as counsel to the University's real estate subsidiaries: University City Associates, Inc.; O.A.P., Inc.; and the University's hospitality-oriented subsidiary, Penn Tower Hotel, Inc.
Mr. Petyk's previous legal experience, at both Pepper Hamilton, LLP in Philadelphia and Brown, Rudnick, Freed and Gesmer in Boston, involved real estate transactions, construction contracting, and environmental compliance issues. Prior to joining the legal profession in 1986, Mr. Petyk worked as a City Planner for the City of Philadelphia and as a Site Planner/Landscape Architect for the architectural firm of Kling Lindquist in Philadelphia.
Mr. Petyk is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1972), the University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.L.A.,1977), and Northeastern University School of Law (J.D. 1986). He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) where he is a frequent presenter on real estate and construction topics at NACUA conferences, and is also a founding member of the Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers organization. Mr. Petyk values the opportunity to contribute to his community and works with a number of local organizations, including the Ukrainian Community Foundation of Philadelphia, which he Chairs and Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union where he serves as vice-chairman.