Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use

Our Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use practice area provides legal services in all aspects of real estate transactions and land development. This practice area provides comprehensive legal advice in the acquisition and sale of real estate, public sales, landlord-tenant law, lease agreements, easements, right-of-ways and settlement services. Many of our attorneys handle real estate closings, and the firm maintains three full-time real estate paralegals.

Real Estate Services

  • Closings and Title Insurance
  • Agreement of Sale, Deeds and Mortgages
  • Residential and Commercial Lease Agreements
  • Public Sales
  • Tax-free Exchanges
  • Agricultural Assessment and Easements
  • Right of Way and Easement Agreements
  • Residential, Farm, Commercial and Industrial Properties

Attorneys Who Practice in This Area


The Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use practice area also represents landowners, developers, neighbors and municipalities in all aspects of the zoning and land development approval process. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of zoning and land development / subdivision applications and attended hearings before municipal bodies all over south-central and southeastern Pennsylvania. We also have experience in representing municipalities. Due to highly complex zoning and land use regulations, nearly every commercial real estate transaction requires due diligence in the form of a zoning review and, if necessary, approval. The attorneys in our Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use practice area can assist landowners and buyers of real estate to obtain the necessary zoning approvals prior to acquiring the property. In addition, we have represented neighbors, community groups and public interest groups in opposition to large-scale commercial development or offensive uses that interfere with the quality of life for existing residents.

Zoning and Land Use Services

  • Preparation of Zoning Applications (variances, special exceptions, conditional uses)
  • Representation at Zoning Hearings
  • Land Development and Subdivision
  • Permitting Services
  • Petitions for Zoning Amendments and Map Changes
  • Municipal Services


Attorneys Who Practice in This Area



2933 Lititz Pike, PO Box 5349
Lancaster, PA 17606
P (717) 291-1700


135 North Duke Street, Suite 4
Lancaster, PA 17602
P (717) 291-1700


Times Building
32 Parking Plaza, Suite 402
Ardmore, PA 19003
P (484) 416-0531