Fox Rothschild Partners To Present at 2014 Land Use Conference

June 11, 2014 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP Partner and Real Estate Department Chair Robert W. Gundlach, Jr., along with Partners M. Joel Bolstein and Kimberly A. Freimuth, will speak at the Land Use Institute’s 2014 conference in Philadelphia on June 19-20.

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Allegheny County Bar Association, the conference will focus on challenges in land use planning, including changing populations, economies and land use patterns by examining significant trends, recent case law and regulatory changes. Topics covered in this conference include:

  • Can applicants still win substantive or procedural challenges in light of recent case law?
  • State preemption of zoning and other local ordinances
  • When it comes to municipal fees, how much is too much?
  • Robinson Township vs. Commonwealth (Act 13)
  • Act 2 approval process
  • Obtaining waivers and other relief
  • Update on the PennDOT permit process
  • Sewage planning modules and private requests

For those unable to attend in Philadelphia, the conference will be simulcast to audiences in Lebanon, Mechanicsburg, Montrose, Pittsburgh, West Chester and York, PA.

Gundlach, who is also the course planner for the conference, represents developers, builders and property owners in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties with applications to zoning hearing boards and boards of adjustment for variances, special exceptions and zoning interpretations, rezonings—both map and text amendments, curative amendments and validity challenges—both substantive and procedural, subdivisions to create new building lots, land development for new projects, expansions to existing commercial and industrial buildings and subdivision and land development waivers.

Bolstein’s practice focuses on brownfields redevelopment, the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, regulatory compliance counseling and environmental litigation. Bolstein also advises on permit procurement, permit and enforcement actions, environmental assessments and remediation, litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate and real estate transactions, Marcellus Shale leasing, permitting and related development.

Freimuth handles a broad range of real estate and zoning and land use matters, including applications to zoning hearing boards for variances, special exceptions, conditional use approvals and zoning interpretations, rezonings, including both map and text amendments, subdivisions to create new building lots, new land development projects, transactional work related to sales, acquisitions, leasing, conservation easements, declarations, due diligence, etc., forming planned community and condominium associations, as well as all governing documents, condemnation matters, real estate litigation work, preparing public grant and loan financing applications for real estate economic development projects, residential, commercial and industrial tax assessment appeals.