David S. DeRose is an associate at the firm and concentrates his practice in the... more
David S. DeRose is an associate at the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, family law, real estate and zoning. With over 30 years of experience as an attorney, Mr. DeRose is a member of the Westmoreland County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Association for Confli... view profile
Brian has considerable experience in representing developers, entrepreneurs,... more
Brian has considerable experience in representing developers, entrepreneurs, institutions and individuals in land use, zoning, tax assessment appeals and related litigation. Previously, he worked in the solicitor role for a number of municipalities. As a result, he has extensive knowledge and experience in managing matters at the municipal and state government levels. He currently serves as... view profile
Mary Ann’s practice includes zoning and land use, real estate and commercial... more
Mary Ann’s practice includes zoning and land use, real estate and commercial litigation. She has appeared in Federal Court and in the Courts of Common Pleas of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Mary Ann’s experience in administrative matters includes the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and th... view profile
Jane serves as Chair of the Land Use and Zoning department. She represents... more
Jane serves as Chair of the Land Use and Zoning department. She represents individuals, businesses and developers in a matters pertaining to real estate, business practices and contracts, as well as labor agreements. Jane is also a trained Mediator. Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation Employment Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Environmental Law Legal Malpractice Litigation Lan... view profile
Shari (Sarah) Shapiro is an associate with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP in... more
Shari (Sarah) Shapiro is an associate with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP in the environmental and litigation departments. She practices environmental and land use law, and is spear-heading the development of Obermayerâ€™s Green Building initiative.
Land use / zoning attorneys help you understand land use laws and zoning regulations, both of which concern how you use your land (for businesses, homes, farms, factories, etc.). Zoning regulations specify things such as how close together different types of buildings can be (for example, single-family homes versus high-rise apartment buildings), how far back from the sidewalk buildings must be set, how high you can build, and how much parking you need to provide. A land use / zoning attorney can determine which rules apply to your property and development activities, and whether you qualify for any exceptions to these rules.