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Land Use Law Posts

Zoning in the Age of Airbnb Part II: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Weighs in on Short-Term Rentals in Residential Zoning Districts.

Posted May 28, 2019

By Matthew M. McKeon, Esquire- Like the rest of the country, Pennsylvania has seen a surge in homeowners listing their properties for short-term rentals on online platforms like Airbnb or HomeAway. This type of property use has led to questions about how short-term rentals of residences should be treated under zoning ordinances, which often fail […]

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Unrecorded Rights in Your Property: How to Avoid Potential Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easement Claims

Posted March 4, 2019

By Matthew M. McKeon, Esquire- The day has finally come: you’re attending the closing on your new property. You have a title insurance policy commitment, and the title report came back clean – except for a standard utility easement from the electric company. However, there are some types of interests in property that will not […]

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Stormwater Issues: An Overview for the Pennsylvania Property Owner

Posted November 20, 2018

By Matthew M. McKeon-  When the ground is unable to absorb all of the stormwater from a given event, stormwater runoff can cause mischief for you and, sometimes, your neighbors. Factors which Cause Stormwater Problems Stormwater issues can be caused by several different factors, including: The topography of a property, including runoff from uphill neighboring […]

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MacElree Harvey Ranked Among 2019 “Best Law Firms” By U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers

Posted November 1, 2018

November 1, 2018 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the ninth consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings. MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 2 practice areas. Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings […]

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Landlords and Undocumented Tenants: An Overview

Posted September 10, 2018

By Matthew McKeon, Esquire– Undocumented immigration is often thought of in abstract, ideological terms. However, many American citizens and legal residents – and of course people who are undocumented – have to think about this issue more practically. One such group of people are landlords. If you are a landlord, you may have questions or […]

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Matthew McKeon Elected to Chester County Historical Society Board of Trustees

Posted August 30, 2018

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Matthew M. McKeon has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Chester County Historical Society. The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) inspires, informs, and builds community identity by preserving and sharing the remarkable story of Chester County and its people. Founded in 1893, the Chester […]

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3 MacElree Harvey, Ltd. lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Posted August 16, 2018

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that 3 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as […]

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J. Charles Gerbron, Jr. Selected as Partner

Posted January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 – MacElree Harvey is pleased to announce the selection and promotion of J. Charles Gerbron, Jr. to partner. Since joining the firm in 2012, Charlie has made a significant impact on client service, team leadership, and overall growth of the firm. Charlie focuses his practice primarily on land use, zoning, agricultural, and litigation-related […]

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Navigating Zoning in the Age of Airbnb

Posted November 22, 2017

By Matthew M. McKeon Over the last ten years, there has been an enormous increase in the use of online rental marketplaces such as Airbnb and HomeAway, which allow people to list their house, apartment, or other residential dwelling for rent as a short-term accommodation. In Pennsylvania and Delaware, state and municipal governments are examining […]

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CCBA Member Profile: Attorney Brian L. Nagle

Posted October 3, 2017

September 2017 Brian L. Nagle is a land use and zoning law attorney at MacElree Harvey, where he guides real estate developers, property owners, entrepreneurs, institutions and individuals in a wide range of real estate related matters, including land use and zoning, tax assessment, and land acquisition in Chester County and neighboring counties. To learn more, please click here. […]

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