Esch practices in the McNees Real Estate and Pipeline & Oil/Gas Infrastructure Practice Groups.  He focuses his practice on land use matters, including obtaining permits and approvals at the municipal, county and state level.  Using his experience and relationships, he reaches favorable outcomes for clients in matters involving zoning, subdivision, land development, stormwater, noise and traffic, among others.  On a national level, Esch conducts zoning and land use due diligence associated with mergers and acquisitions and the purchase or sale of properties and businesses.  He has assisted commercial, industrial and residential developers, educational institutions, pipeline and other oil and gas related companies, telecommunication companies, small businesses and start-ups.  Representative projects Esch recently advised and assisted clients with include warehouse and distribution centers, residential communities of all types, urban redevelopment projects, craft breweries and event venues, car dealerships, pipeline projects and solar infrastructure.


The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Economics, 2003

The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2014,  magna cum laude, Woolsack Honor Society, Penn State Law Review, Senior Editor


The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021

McNees Rising Star Award, 2020

40 Under 40, 2019


Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center, Board of Directors, Member: 2014-2020, President of the Board: 2016-2020

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