I am a Harvard-trained former Army lawyer, active in my community, who is committed... more
I am a Harvard-trained former Army lawyer, active in my community, who is committed to using my experience to get the best results for my clients. Importantly, I keep you informed every step of the way- making sure that you understand the law and the procedures at issue so that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your particular situation.
Mathieu J. Shapiro is a partner in the Litigation Department of Obermayer Rebmann... more
Mathieu J. Shapiro is a partner in the Litigation Department of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP and an elected member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is chair of the e-Discovery Practice Group.Throughout his career, Mr. Shapiro has worked on numerous high-profile cases, including many reported in the pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philadelphia... view profile
I enjoy living an active lifestyle. Some activities I enjoy include: exploring the... more
I enjoy living an active lifestyle. Some activities I enjoy include: exploring the city, traveling, salsa dancing, sports, writing, and riding my motorcycle. In my free time I also enjoy donating my legal services to charitable organizations in North Philadelphia.
The best way to get to know me is to read my blog, PittsburghLegal Back Talk. It... more
The best way to get to know me is to read my blog, PittsburghLegal Back Talk. It covers legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. I started it in July 2008 and have written over 550 articles. It was recently ranked 294 out of 474 law blogs that are tracked by AVVO by traffic. I have established one unique practice concentration in landl... view profile
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.