Brian heads the firm’s Land Use and Zoning group. He represents developers, entrepreneurs, institutions and individuals in land use and zoning matters, as well as tax assessment appeals and related litigation.

Previously, he worked in the solicitor role for a number of municipalities. As a result, he has extensive knowledge and experience in managing matters at the municipal and state government levels. He currently serves as Solicitor to the Chester County Controller.

Since 2013, Brian has been consistently selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list published by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only five percent of lawyers in Pennsylvania are recognized on this annual list, which is based upon a multi-phase rating process of peer nominations and evaluations, combined with third party research.

Recent Representations

  • Successfully represented a commercial developer in all phases of the development of a multi-unit office building including: 1) property acquisition/agreement of sale negotiation, due diligence, financing and settlement; 2) obtained conditional use and land development approvals for the office building; 3) worked through environmental issues with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the local conservation district; 4) represented the same client in the creation of an office condominium for the project.
  • Successfully represented a client in obtaining numerous variances followed by conditional use and land development approvals for the construction of a bank.
  • Successfully represented non-profit corporations in seeking and obtaining real estate tax exemptions.
  • Successfully represented commercial and residential clients in real estate tax assessment appeals.
  • Successfully represented clients in a real estate seller’s disclosure law case.
  • Successfully represented clients in seeking and achieving the striking of mechanic’s liens.
  • Successfully represented clients in addressing complex zoning and other municipal issues.
  • Successfully represented many individuals in buying and selling commercial or residential real estate.


  • Chester County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors; Public Outreach Committee Chair
  • Chester County Bar Foundation, Vice President; Chair of the Golf Fundraising Committee
  • Chester County 20/20, Board Member
  • Transportation Management Association of Chester County

Community Involvement


  • Recent lecturer and panelists at Widener University School of Law and the Polley Associates Real Estate School



Practice Areas


  • Widener University School of Law
  • The Catholic University of America


  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


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