Elizabeth A. Dupuis

Area of Emphasis

Elizabeth (Betsy) Dupuis is a shareholder in the firm and the Managing Shareholder for the State College Office of Babst Calland.  A native of Centre County, Ms. Dupuis has practiced law in central Pennsylvania since 1997, first with a Centre County law firm and then joining the State College office of Babst Calland in the fall of 2005. Ms. Dupuis’ practice is focused upon residential and commercial real estate transactions, commercial development, business planning and formation, commercial and contract litigation, estate planning and administration. She also serves as the solicitor for Centre County, Pennsylvania, and as solicitor for Patton Township and Halfmoon Township Zoning Hearing Board in Centre County. Ms. Dupuis is a licensed Title Agent in Pennsylvania and conducts residential and commercial real estate closings through MidState Closing Company, an affiliate of Babst Calland. She regularly conducts seminars and programs related to business and real estate matters as well as estate planning and elder law.

Background

Ms. Dupuis received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997 and her B.S. in Dairy Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1988. She is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Centre County (LCC) and was recognized in 2011 by Leadership Centre County with the Community Leadership Association’s Distinguished Leader Award. Ms. Dupuis was also recognized in 2010 with the Centre County Community Foundation’s Future of the Foundation Award and in 2013 as Associate of the Year by the Pennsylvania Builders Association. She was recently recognized as one of 2020’s Women Making A Difference by Pennsylvania Business Central and has been recognized several times as one of the top 100 People by Pennsylvania Business Central, most recently in 2020.

Memberships and Affiliations

Ms. Dupuis is a member of the Centre County, Pennsylvania and American Bar associations. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Dupuis was selected to the 2006-2007 Pennsylvania Rising Stars lists (Thomson Reuters).

Ms. Dupuis is currently serving on the Boards of the Centre County Chamber of Business and Industry (CBICC), the Central Pennsylvania Risk Management Association, the Centre Region Estate Planning Council, the Pennsylvania Builders Association and the Pennsylvania Housing Foundation. She serves as Chair of the National Association of Home Builders Legal Action Fund and on the Leadership Team of the Pennsylvania Builders Association Government Affairs Committee. Ms. Dupuis is past Associate Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Builders Association and past Chair of the Centre County United Way. She regularly volunteers at events for the Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania, Habitat for Humanity, and the CBICC. Ms. Dupuis also provides pro bono legal services to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County, the Acres Project and the State College AAUW.