Jon is Chair of the Real Estate Group, and practices in the Eminent Domain, Renewable Energy and Corporate Sustainability, Oil & Natural Gas and Pipeline & Oil/Gas Infrastructure Groups.
Jon practices in the area of land use law, working on a variety of zoning and land development matters. Jon 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 work as an energy lawyer 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.
Outside of his work as a real estate lawyer in Harrisburg, PA, 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.
Jon and his family reside in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
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