Addressing Architects FAQs | The Anatomy of Licensee Complaints

Join this webinar where we address architects’ frequently asked questions about unlicensed and unethical practice complaints. This webinar will cover what defines unlicensed practice, how to file a complaint, the investigation process, and the appropriate disciplinary actions that follow.

This course has been approved for 1 AIA LU

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define what is and what is not unlicensed practice
  2. How to file a complaint with the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA)
  3. Provide an overview of the investigation process by the Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI)
  4. Attendees will follow the prosecution through the process, hearing, and preparation of an Order to Show Cause against the licensee.

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Meet the Speakers

Tony Potter, Esq.
Principal Attorney at Offit Kurman

Mr. Potter is a Principal attorney in the Offit Kurman Construction Law Practice Group and is a resident of the firm’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Office. Mr. Potter focuses his practice on counseling architects, engineers, design-build entities, owners and other businesses involved in construction contracting, commercial and construction litigation, administrative law, and professional licensing matters.  Mr. Potter serves as general counsel to AIA Pennsylvania and special counsel to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania.. Mr. Potter has represented clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and before administrative agencies including matters before the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, Department of Labor & Industry, PennDOT, and Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. He has also represented clients before various courts including Courts of Common Pleas, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining Offit Kurman, Mr. Potter was a shareholder at Powell, Trachtman, Logan & Carrle & Lombardo where he represented architects and engineers from 2011 to 2018.   Mr. Potter was Assistant General Counsel to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. As an assistant general counsel, he was responsible for representing the Governor and cabinet level officials in federal and state court, providing legal counsel to department heads, was lead counsel on public finance transactions, and oversaw the legal work of attorneys from a variety of state administrative agencies including the Department of Labor & Industry.


Tiffany A. Raker, Esq.
Prosecuting Attorney
Office Of General Counsel | PA Department of State

Tiffany Raker is a Prosecuting Attorney at the Pennsylvania Department of State where she works with the Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Accountancy, and Engineer Boards the Real Estate Commission. Prior to joining the Department of State, Tiffany worked in Legislative Affairs at the Department of Human Services and as Assistant Counsel in the PA Department of the Auditor General.


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