Efficient Representation For Land Use And Zoning Matters

The law firm of Hummel, Lewis & Smith, LLP, provides clients with the knowledgeable advice and sophisticated representation with regard to residential and commercial developments, including subdivision and land development applications. The firm represents developers, builders, homeowners and municipalities with land use and zoning issues in Pennsylvania. We guide clients through the process, help them resolve disputes quickly and cost-effectively, and protect their interests at every stage.

In addition to development and zoning matters, over the years, there has been an increased emphasis on the enforcement of laws and ordinances relating to building construction, sewage disposal, licensing ordinances for student and nonstudent housing, property maintenance, and building codes.

Experienced Local Counsel For Land Development

Senior member of the firm Jack Mihalik has represented numerous local townships, boroughs and zoning boards throughout his career. His knowledge of the region, local history and the law enables him to expedite the approval process and overcome barriers to development. He is also knowledgeable with regard to the Uniform Construction Code, the International Building Code, the International Property Maintenance Code, the Sewage Facilities Act, and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Mr. Mihalik brings extensive knowledge and experience, representing clients in the regulatory aspects of land development and property use, as well as protecting their interests in litigation. He handles all types of land use and zoning issues, including:

  • Determining what ordinances and regulations apply to the land
  • Subdivision and construction permitting
  • Stormwater and sewer management
  • Floodplain development and wetlands mitigation
  • Variances, appeals and curative amendments
  • Planning, zoning, and re-zoning
  • Administrative appeals
  • Appeals in the Commonwealth Court

Contact Us Today To Discuss Your Concerns

If you need representation with regard to development, zoning or governmental state or local regulatory matters, contact attorney Jack Mihalik at 570-245-6720 or 877-829-8987 to schedule a consultation. You can also send him a message online to get started.