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I have been practicing in Bucks County since 1973, focusing on real estate law, zoning and land use, commercial and residential real estate transactions, business advice and business transactions. I have represented many local municipal zoning hearing boards since 1984 and have served as special solicitor on major land development projects and as a hearing officer for conditional use approvals.

I currently represents the zoning hearing boards in Doylestown Township, Bedminster Township, Upper Makefield Township, Middletown Township, Warrington Township, Warwick Township and New Hope Borough. I have served as a hearing officer on conditional use applications and as special solicitor to townships in land use litigation, and have counseled several Bucks County municipalities in specific areas involving public employees, land use and police issues. I am currently the solicitor to Newtown Borough.

I am an active member of the community and has been involved with many charitable organizations. I was past president of the local American Cancer Society, as well as the founder and president of the Bucks County Challenger Division (now Miracle League), a baseball program that provides the opportunity for handicapped and special needs children to play that sport.

In 2001, I received the Beverly Frantz Advocacy Award in appreciation of 25 years of volunteer service from A Woman’s Place. I was also the 2003 recipient of the Mark E. Goldberg Community Service Award from the Bucks County Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 34%
  2. Real Estate: 33%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 33%

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High Swartz, LLP

116 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA, 18901


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Mark E. Goldberg Community Service AwardBucks County Bar Association2003
Beverly Frantz Advocacy AwardA Woman's Place2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerMcNamara, Bolla & Panzer1975 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
Bucks County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2001 - 2002
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationBoard of Delegates1997 - 1998
Bucks County Bar AssociationPresident1996 - 1997
Bucks County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors1993 - 1998
Bucks County Bar AssociationVice President1993 - 1996
Bucks County Bar AssociationReal Estate Section1987 - 1998
Bucks County Bar AssociationBench Bar Committee1986 - 1992
Bucks County Bar AssociationMerit Selection of Judges Committee1984 - 1985
Bucks County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1982 - 1983
Bucks County Bar AssociationChairman, Young Lawyers Committee1977 - 1977
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Pennsylvania State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1969