Attorneys Robert M. Donchez and Seth R. Tipton Promoted to Partner


Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader is proud to announce the promotion of Robert M. Donchez, Esq. and Seth R. Tipton, Esq. to Partner.

Mr. Donchez and Mr. Tipton, who are based in the firm’s Bethlehem, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ offices respectively, have both made significant contributions to the firm since they came on board several years ago.  

“Both Seth and Robert have tremendous expertise in their respective areas of practice. Both men are considered great assets to this firm. We are very proud to welcome them into the partnership and look forward to seeing them continue to achieve success for our clients,” said Michael J. Perrucci, Esq., Partner and Co-Founder. 

Mr. Donchez concentrates his practice in civil litigation, business/corporate law, land use law, and municipal law. He has a successful track record of representing public and private clients, including the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, in a broad array of matters. He has particular expertise on plaintiff civil litigation where he seeks justice for victims in catastrophic injury and death cases. Following a recent jury trial in U.S. District Court, Eastern District Pennsylvania, he achieved an award of compensatory damages, back pay, front pay and punitive damages for the victim in an employment discrimination and retaliation case. He has also obtained substantial settlement in favor of the victims of an automobile accident in a case involving a drunk driver.

He is a native of the City of Bethlehem, PA and currently resides with his wife, Jillian, in Bethlehem Township, PA. Mr. Donchez is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Northampton County Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association for Justice.

Mr. Tipton focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, health care law, real estate development, and commercial lending. He has successfully represented clients through all phases of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, negotiation, financing and closing of multi-million dollar transactions. In addition to working with lenders and developers in all phases of commercial real estate development, his experience includes guiding clients with  a variety of development incentive programs, including the first new City Revitalization Improvement Zone (“CRIZ”) project in Pennsylvania, Keystone Improvement Zone (“KIZ”) tax credits and the New Jersey Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit program.

Mr. Tipton also helps lead the firm’s health care practice where he serves as counsel for hospitals and physicians, guiding them through corporate matters, regulatory compliance and licensing. He is an active member of the Warren County, New Jersey and the Northampton County, Pennsylvania Bar Associations, and a member of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Click here to view Robert Donchez’s full bio. He can be reached at 610-691-7900 or by email at

Click here to view Seth Tipton’s full bio. You can reach him at 610-691-7900 or 908-454-8300 or by email at

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