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
December 21, 2022 - Is Part of the Solution to the Housing Problem Already Built?
McNees Land Use Blog
March 1, 2022 - “Paging Mr. Morrow – Mr. Tom Morrow.” Is a Disney Community Coming to Your Municipality Soon?
July 13, 2021 - More Sunshine? What Do Changes to the Sunshine Act Mean to Developers?
McNees Land Use Blog
September 25, 2018 - Agritourism, Short-Term Rentals, and More: Is Your Township Prepared for New and Trending Land Uses?”
August 28, 2018 - Best Practices for Conducting Efficient Hearings
August 9, 2018 - Understanding Contemporary Development Trends: Providing Innovation in Locale Government Ordinances
July 19, 2018 - Subdivision and Land Development
May 22, 2018 - McNees Attorney Teaches Refresher on Municipalities Planning Code
April 19, 2018 - Pennsylvania Association of Zoning Officials Seminar
April 17, 2018 - Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment
June 6, 2016 - Municipal Legal Update: Land Use and Zoning
April 18, 2016 - Conflict: When Residents and Ordinances Clash