Profile

Jon practices in the Real Estate, Eminent Domain and Pipeline and Oil/Gas Infrastructure Groups.

Jon practices in the area of land use law, working on a variety of zoning and land development matters.  He represents commercial and residential developers, members of the energy, telecommunications, and gaming industries, institutions of higher education, and other landowners in a variety of matters before municipal planning commissions, governing bodies and zoning hearing boards.  Jon’s work includes all forms of zoning relief, including special exceptions and conditional uses.  Jon also advises clients on requests for zoning amendments and challenges to existing ordinances.  He also works on storm water management and transportation matters that arise during the land development approval process.  Jon’s practice includes a focus on local regulation of natural gas development and the energy industry in Pennsylvania. Jon is a regular speaker and presenter on this topic.

As a member of the Eminent Domain Group, Jon counsels both condemning authorities and property owners on eminent domain matters.  He provides assistance on land use issues that impact challenges to condemnations and the determination of just compensation.

Jon also 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.

Jon and his family reside in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

EDUCATION

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

HONORS/AWARDS

Select Lawyers, 2014

Harrisburg Magazine Local Legal Leader, 2015

MEMBERSHIPS

United Way of the Capital Region – Campaign Coordinator Council, Past-Chair

Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries, Board of Directors

Leadership Cumberland, 2014 Fellow

Dauphin County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Contact Info

Practice Groups