Aug 17, 2015

Eastburn and Gray Attorneys John A. VanLuvanee and Marc D. Jonas Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in Land Use and Zoning Law and Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

John A. VanLuvanee, Esq. and Marc D. Jonas, Esq., both Shareholders and co-chairs of the Land Use and Zoning practice group at Eastburn and Gray, P.C., were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 edition.

VanLuvanee_JohnSince 2007, Mr. VanLuvanee has been consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©. He was named The Best Lawyers ® 2014 Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year” in the Philadelphia area. As one of Pennsylvania’s premier land use attorneys, he handles zoning, subdivision and land development matters, as well as real estate transactional matters, for both developers and property owners. During his career, he has been involved in many significant, precedent-setting land use cases decided by the Commonwealth Court and Pennsylvania Supreme Court. For more than 30 years, he has served as counsel to the Home Builders Association of Bucks/Montgomery Counties. He is an active member of the Legal Action Task Force and Judicial Task Force of the Pennsylvania Builders Association and the Legal Action Network for Development Strategies (LANDS) sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders. He is a graduate of Kalamazoo College and the University of Michigan Law School.

Marc D. Jonas Mr. Jonas was honored in two fields — Land Use and Zoning Law as well as Litigation in Land Use and Zoning. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he has established a reputation as one of the preeminent land use attorneys in Pennsylvania with extensive experience in real estate, land use/zoning, and municipal law, representing individuals, businesses, and municipalities. Mr. Jonas serves as Solicitor to Kennett Square Borough and as Solicitor to the Zoning Hearing Boards of Towamencin, Upper Merion, and Lower Salford Townships. Following his service in the United States Air Force Reserve, Mr. Jonas began his legal career as law clerk to President Judge James S. Bowman of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. He is a previous board chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

The Land Use and Zoning practice group at Eastburn and Gray provides assistance in all aspects of real estate, land use, and municipal law including zoning matters, subdivision/development, and land sales and acquisitions throughout Pennsylvania. Our attorneys regularly appear before planning commissions, municipal governing bodies and zoning hearing boards in Pennsylvania. We also represent clients before the Environmental Hearing Board and other Pennsylvania administrative agencies.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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