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Brian Lockard Nagle

Land use and zoning Attorney at West Chester, PA

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also known as Brian Nagle

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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Chair of the land use and zoning practice at the law firm MacElree Harvey, Brian Nagle represents developers, entrepreneurs, institutions and individuals in land use and zoning matters, as well as 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 Solicitor to the Chester County Controller.

Since 2013, Brian has been consistently selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list published by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only five percent of lawyers in Pennsylvania are recognized on this annual list, which is based upon a multi-phase rating process of peer nominations and evaluations, combined with third party research.

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation
  • Land Use

Recent Representations:

  • Successfully represented a commercial developer in all phases of the development of a multi-unit office building including: 1) property acquisition/agreement of sale negotiation, due diligence, financing and settlement; 2) obtained conditional use and land development approvals for the office building; 3) worked through environmental issues with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the local conservation district; 4) represented the same client in the creation of an office condominium for the project.
  • Successfully represented a client in obtaining numerous variances followed by conditional use and land development approvals for the construction of a bank.
  • Successfully represented non-profit corporations in seeking and obtaining real estate tax exemptions.
  • Successfully represented commercial and residential clients in real estate tax assessment appeals.
  • Successfully represented clients in a real estate seller’s disclosure law case.
  • Successfully represented clients in seeking and achieving the striking of mechanic’s liens.
  • Successfully represented clients in addressing complex zoning and other municipal issues.
  • Successfully represented many individuals in buying and selling commercial or residential real estate.



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MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
17 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA, 19381-0660

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Posted by Rick | June 10, 2013
Great Attorney
Brian has been my attorney for the last seven years and has also become a great friend. He has completed everything that was asked of him on time, in an excellent manner, and below initial budgets. I have used him on land development, corporate issues, and seek (and trust) his counsel on a varity of subjects. I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars with his firm in the last few years and have always felt every dime was used wisely.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Buckley Brion
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Buckley Nagle
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Catholic University of America
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Flex Building Development
  • Flex Building Development Approval


  • Handi-Crafters, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • Director
  • 2004 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Chester County 20/20
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, House of Delegates
  • 2002 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication to Legal Aid
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • 2005
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • NRHH
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pa Broker Licensing
  • Zoning and Land Use for Brokers
  • 2012
  • Career Development-Widener University
  • Commercial Real Estate Practice
  • 2008
  • What You Need to Know About Land Use Regulations
  • Land Use Regulations
  • 2005

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Land use and zoning Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Brian for many years. He is a smart, conscientious, and dedicated attorney. I would not hesitate to refer a friend, family member or client to Brian."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian and I worked together, when we were both young lawyers. He is knowledgeable and ethical. He has an excellent reputation in our community."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Brian for a number of years and I certainly endorse him as skilled attorney that knows how to get the most for his clients. I have referred clients to him on many occasions and received only the best feedback."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I regularly refer Land Use, Zoning, Real Estate and Tax Assessment Appeals and my clients love Brian's work. He has consistently achieved excellent results in complicated matters. I highly recommend Brian!"
Real estate Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Worked with Mr. Nagle on contract litigation. He handled his client's case superbly. Extremely professional, courteous and knowledgably. Highly recommended."
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West Chester Land use and zoning Lawyer Brian Lockard Nagle
Brian Lockard Nagle
Land use and zoning Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 23 years