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5721 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807

Kennett Square, PA
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211 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA

Two Bala Plaza, Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

West Chester, PA
West Chester, PA

17 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382

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Home > Attorney > J.Charles Gerbron, Jr.

Charlie focuses his practice primarily on land use, zoning, agricultural, and litigation-related matters. Having appeared in Federal Court and in the Courts of Common Pleas of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, Charlie has a broad-range of experience representing businesses, developers, schools, and individuals.

Prior to joining MacElree Harvey, Charlie served as an appellate prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he gained extensive experience litigating before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme courts. Charlie has also litigated civil rights and labor and employment matters in the federal courts.

Charlie is a 2008 graduate of the Villanova University School of Law. While in law school, he completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel (E.D.Pa.), gained administrative law experience with the Environmental Protection Agency (Region Three), and honed his courtroom skills as a certified legal intern with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Charlie completed his undergraduate work at Georgetown University, where he majored in Government, minored in English and Theology, and graduated cum laude in 2003.

Recent Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented a biotech firm that produces and distributes environmentally friendly products in obtaining a variance under local zoning ordinances to construct a critical addition to the facility.
  • Successfully represented a large electrical subcontractor in a dispute with the owner and general contractor of a multi-million dollar construction project.
  • Successfully represented a developer-owner in a multi-million dollar mechanics’ lien and breach of contract dispute.
  • Successfully represented a builder-developer in a construction defect dispute.
  • Successfully represented a builder-developer in a dispute over alleged misrepresentations regarding grading and stormwater management.
  • Successfully represented an owner in a dispute over charges pursuant to a commercial construction agreement.
  • Successfully represented a construction material supplier in a shareholder dispute.
  • Successfully represented a construction material supplier in a mechanics’ lien claim.
  • Successfully represented a carpentry subcontractor in a construction defect dispute.
  • Successfully represented a general contractor in an easement and boundary dispute with an adjacent landowner.
  • Successfully represented a prospective seller of real property in a dispute following a buyer’s termination of the agreement of sale.
  • Successfully represented a homeowner association in a dispute with an association member.
  • Successfully represented a seller accused of misrepresenting material facts in a real estate transaction.
  • Successfully represented a homeowner in a dispute with a Homer Owner’s Association.
  • Successfully represented a condominium owner in a landlord and tenant dispute.
  • Successfully represented a homeowner in a landlord and tenant dispute.
  • Successfully represented a property owner improperly cited by a municipality for violations of municipal ordinances.
  • Successfully represented a produce cooperative in a contract and payment dispute with members.
  • Successfully represented a produce grower involved in a complex contractual dispute with a partner-grower and produce purchaser.
  • Successfully represented a produce grower involved in a payment dispute with a produce purchaser implicating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).
  • Successfully represented a financier involved a loan-procurement dispute that included allegations of fraud, misrepresentation, and deceptive acts.
  • Successfully represented a debtor in a dispute regarding the terms and repayment of a personal loan.
  • Successfully represented a minority shareholder in a “freeze out” dispute.
  • Successfully represented a nationally-recognized landscaping equipment dealer in a sales contract dispute.
  • Successfully represented a food service provider in a complex breach of contract dispute.
  • Successfully represented a managing member in a dispute among members of a limited liability company.


  • Chester County Bar Association (Chair of Real Estate Law Section)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Kennett Symphony, Board of Directors
  • Historic Kennett Square Economic Development Task Force



Practice Areas



  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Georgetown University (B.A., Government)


  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Martindale-Hubbell Ratings 2019Rising Stars 2019J. Charles Gerbron selected Rising Star 2018Charlie Gerbron


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