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Zachary A. Sivertsen is a Shareholder in the firm’s Municipal, Land Use and Zoning and Litigation practice groups.
Zac has appeared on behalf of clients before zoning hearing boards and other municipal governing bodies in land development matters, zoning amendments, zoning appeals, and applications for zoning variances and conditional use and special exception approvals. He has represented municipal clients in litigation matters, drafted municipal ordinances, filed and responded to right-to-know requests, worked with local advisory bodies, and served as solicitor and assistant solicitor to numerous zoning hearing boards, planning commissions, and governing bodies in communities in Adams, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, and Montgomery Counties. Zac has litigated matters on behalf of private and municipal clients before the Commonwealth Court, the Courts of Common Pleas of Adams, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton Counties, as well as the United States Bankruptcy Court. Prior to entering law, Zac worked in the non-profit community development and alternative energy sectors in Philadelphia.
Zac is a member of the Montgomery Bar Association, the Bucks County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Planning Association.
Zac served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Matthew D. Carrafiello of the Orphan’s Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia and the Honorable Alice Beck Dubow, then of the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia.
In 2017, Zac was elected to the Board of Governors of Valley Youth House, an organization that provides housing, counseling, and enrichment programming for vulnerable, abused, and homeless youth throughout Pennsylvania. He has served as a member of the VYH Risk Management Committee, providing guidance on implementing strategies and procedures to limit organizational risk and ensure that participants and staff enjoy a safe and respectful environment.Following graduation from his master’s program, Zac served as an Americorps VISTA volunteer with the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. While there he helped promote the growth and development of small businesses in the alternative energy and energy efficiency sectors in Philadelphia.
During law school, Zac served as a volunteer for the Philadelphia Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and assisted low income families and the elderly prepare and file their federal income tax returns. Zac was granted membership into Temple Law’s Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society in recognition of his pro bono and volunteer work during law school.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of New Jersey; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Zac received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. While at Temple he served as a member of the Temple Law Review and as a Teaching Assistant in the Integrated Transactional Program. He earned an undergraduate degree, with Honors, in Urban and Regional Studies and a Master of Regional Planning degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Zac is a native of Buffalo, NY and is an avid fan of his hometown Buffalo Bills. He currently lives in King of Prussia with his wife, Megan, an elementary school teacher, and their daughters.