Joseph J. Piperato, III

Joseph J. Piperato, III

Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Phone: (215) 345-7000

Fax: (215) 345-9142


Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning

Real Estate

Wills Trusts and Estates

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Joseph J. Piperato, III provides legal services to individuals, families and businesses throughout the Lehigh Valley. He is an attorney in the Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate, Business and Corporate, and Trusts and Estates practice groups at Eastburn and Gray.

Joe routinely represents clients in matters involving land development and zoning. He provides consultation, strategy, the preparation of applications, and legal representation before municipalities for land development, subdivisions or zoning approval.

Joe has significant experience in real estate law. He helps clients navigate the real estate market by providing consultation; facilitates the preparation of agreements of sale; contract review and revisions; and consults, prepares and reviews agreements of sale, provides contract review and revisions, and provides negotiation and real estate settlements.

In addition to real estate and land development, Joe practices both business law and estate law. He routinely counsels clients on appropriate entity (Partnership, Limited Liability Company, corporation, etc.), entity formation, customized entity agreements, employment and consultation agreements. Additionally, he provides trusts and estates law including wills, power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, living wills and estate probation.


Joe is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Northampton County Bar Associations. He serves as Chairman of Municipal Law Committee for the Northampton County Bar Association and the Real Estate Committee for Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Bar Admission



Joe received his J.D., cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

Clerkship Experience

Joe served as a law clerk to the Honorable Franklin S. Van Antwerpen of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Personal Data

Joe is a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley and currently resides in historic downtown Bethlehem. He loves the vibrancy and cultural diversity of the local community and he enjoys supporting local business owners. Joe has experience representing a number of local businesses, including builders, restaurant owners, retail store owners and landlords.