Eastburn and Gray, PC Elects Two New Shareholders – January 2022
Joan Righter Price
Zachary A. Sivertsen
Ms. Price represents clients in litigation involving real estate valuation, exemption and uniformity issues as well as issues involving preferential assessments. She has assisted several counties in the countywide reassessment process and has provided technical assistance to various counties on assessment administration issues. Ms. Price represents clients in hearings before local boards of assessment, in the courts of common pleas and the appellate courts of Pennsylvania. She has also served as an Expert Witness on Act 319 and assessment administration issues. Prior to joining Eastburn and Gray, Ms. Price served as Solicitor to the Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals for more than 20 years. She also served as Solicitor to the Assessors’ Association for many years and helped draft the Consolidated County Assessment Law. Ms. Price received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and her B.A. from Chestnut Hill College.
Mr. Sivertsen represents 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 throughout the Commonwealth. Mr. Sivertsen 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, Mr. Sivertsen worked in the non-profit community development and alternative energy sectors in Philadelphia. Mr. Sivertsen 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.
“We congratulate Joan and Zac on this important and well-deserved professional achievement,” said Grace Deon, President and CEO of Eastburn and Gray. “They bring remarkable legal skills, a strong commitment to client service and have contributed greatly to our firm’s culture.”