Jon is the Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Group. He leads a group of professionals dedicated to providing a collaborative and creative approach to help our clients achieve their business goals. Jon’s practice is focused on land use matters, with an emphasis on distribution centers, renewable energy generation projects, multi-jurisdictional public utility projects, traditional neighborhood developments and other forms of mixed-use or higher-density residential development.
What does Jon do for Clients?
Jon works with developers to blaze a path through the municipal approvals process. He coordinates with developers and their consultants to formulate and execute a strategic approach that identifies and overcomes institutional obstacles and public opposition. He primarily represents national and regional developers.
How does Jon spend his free time?
Jon is a member of the Firm’s Professional Personnel Committee; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Futures Committee. He also is co-editor of the McNees Land Use Blog.
Outside of his work with the Firm, Jon is a certified instructor for the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute. In that role, he instructs planning commission members, zoning officers, and other municipal officials on zoning matters. Additionally, Jon is a youth sports coach and is active in his church – Trinity Lutheran of Camp Hill. Jon and his family reside in Hampden Township, Cumberland County.
The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 2003, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2006, Woolsack Honor Society
Dauphin County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Ecumenical Retirement Community of Harrisburg, Board of Trustees, Board of Trustees, Member 2015-2017, Chair 2017 – Present
Diakon Children, Family & Community Ministries, Board of Directors, Member 2014 – Present
United Way of the Capital Region – Campaign Coordinator Council, Member 2012-2015, Chair 2016-2018
Big33 Scholarship Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, Member 2013-2017
Leadership Cumberland, 2014 Fellow