Environmental issues are a growing concern for all Pennsylvania municipalities.

Environmental law is a complex and constantly evolving grouping of laws and regulations designed to balance the rights and interests of private property owners with the environmental concerns of the public. Municipal government is often thrust into the center of this balance struggle to protect its natural resources including parks, floodplains, streams, wetlands, riparian buffers, open space, and water supply. Finding the right municipal team that will fight to assuage those environmental issues should be your primary concern.

The Municipal Law Team at High Swartz also is often called upon to serve as special counsel to represent municipalities in complex litigation involving clean water, clean air, pipeline siting and construction, floodplain management, stormwater management, and controversial land uses.

High Swartz takes a collaborative approach when facing these issues and works closely with its Environmental Law Group.  Together they are a formidable team of lawyers who have an intimate working knowledge of federal and state laws governing clean air, clean water, natural resource management, floodplain regulation, sewage facilities planning, stormwater management, municipal waste management, recycling, brownfields and contaminated sites.

This specialized team at High Swartz has ongoing relationships with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources, and the Department of Environmental Protection to assist the municipalities it represents maintain compliance, and partners with these agencies in land planning, preservation of open space, greenways and trails, floodplain management, recycling, and innovative stormwater management solutions.

The knowledge and expertise of the Municipal Law Team coupled with our collaborative approach results in innovative solutions, balancing private property rights, municipal interests, and the interest of the general public in addressing environmental issues.

Environmental Issues Attorneys

Gilbert P. High Jr.

Gilbert P. High Jr. | municipal and estates Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Municipal Law Attorney Gilbert P. High handles land development, zoning litigation, tree law, estate planning, easements, and rights of way.

David J. Brooman

David J. Brooman | Environmental Lawyer | High Swartz

David J. Brooman has more than three decades experience in environmental law, zoning and land use development, and environmental litigation.

Mark R. Fischer Jr.

Mark Fischer | litigation Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Mark Fischer represents businesses in breach of contract, payment collection, construction defect, & consumer protection disputes in PA and NJ.

Matthew T. Hovey

matthew t hovey montgomery county attorney at High Swartz attorneys for law

Matthew T. Hovey is a Montgomery County attorney with a keen focus on municipal law who also practices civil litigation, land use, and real estate.

William F. Kerr, Jr.

William F. Kerr, Jr. | real estate Attorney | High Swartz montgomery county pa

Real Estate Attorney William F. Kerr focuses on land use, zoning, real estate title issues, eminent domain, and real estate code compliance.

Thomas E. Panzer

Thomas E. Panzer | workers' attorney | High Swartz doylestown pa

Municipal, Zoning and Workers' Compensation Attorney focusing on administrative litigation, land use, and all aspects of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims, litigation, and settlements.

Richard C. Sokorai

Richard C. Sokorai | litigation Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Richard Sokorai is an equity partner at High Swartz. He focuses on civil litigation, personal injury, and environmental law as an attorney.

Samuel T. Cooper

samuel t cooper litigation attorney in montgomery county pa

As an attorney, Samuel T. Cooper focuses on Civil Litigation, from contract disputes through personal injury and Municipal Law.

Sean G. Livesey

sean livesey | montgomery county real estate attorney

Sean G. Livesey Is a Montgomery County real estate attorney primarily focusing on real estate matters, which includes zoning and land development. He also consults with local businesses on property acquisitions, leasing, and real estate tax liability.

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