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
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.