Roman Petyk, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
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.