Bob concentrates his practice in the area of land use and zoning law, primarily in the city of Philadelphia and in the suburbs of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He represents developers, builders, property owners, investors, educational institutions, and financial institutions in a wide range of development and construction projects. Bob regularly appears before zoning hearing boards, planning commissions, and governing bodies as part of the zoning and land use approval process. He was ranked by Chambers & Partners USA in 2022 and 2023. Bob has been named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list for Land Use & Zoning since 2019 by Super Lawyers, which recognizes only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys.
In addition, Bob concentrates a portion of his practice on state and location taxation law, with an emphasis on real estate tax assessment appeals. He has extensive experience representing clients in tax appeal proceedings before administrative appeal boards and in the courts. Bob also has extensive experience representing clients facing the collection of delinquent property taxes.
Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Bob represented townships, boroughs, and other local government entities in municipal, land use, zoning, local taxation, eminent domain, code enforcement, and litigation matters.
Bob received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Temple University. Upon graduating from Temple, Bob worked as a full-time paralegal for a Montgomery County based law firm while he attended law school at night. He earned his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 2011.
Bob serves on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and is a member of the Zoning, Land Use, and Code Enforcement Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association; the Real Estate Committee of the Montgomery County Bar Association; and the Home Builders Association of Bucks & Montgomery Counties.