Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr. is a founding member and shareholder of the Firm. Mr.... more
Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr. is a founding member and shareholder of the Firm. Mr. Fitzpatrick’s practice includes land use and project development, real estate, zoning and subdivision, commercial transactions, and general business representation. He has taken the lead on behalf of clients in advancing major commercial, industrial and residential projects including large regional corporate center... view profile
My practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in real... more
My practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in real estate, zoning and land use issues, complex commercial matters and business litigation. I have extensive experience with the Philadelphia zoning code and represent developers, individuals and civic groups in all stages of the zoning process, from the Zoning Board of Adjustment through the Commonwealth Court.
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.