Marc D. Jonas, Esq. Cited in Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Opinion
In Pendle Hill v. The ZHB of Nether Providence Twp., an opinion of the Commonwealth Court just released, the Commonwealth Court addressed the legal issue of a zoning hearing board’s obligation to send written notice of its decision to objectors.
In the opinion, the Court cited numerous legal authorities in support of its analysis and \decision. One of the cited cases was Narberth Borough v. Lower Merion Township, a decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mr. Jonas successfully represented Narberth Borough in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In Pendle Hill, the Court used the Narberth Borough case to demonstrate the legal insufficiency of an oral vote in a land use/zoning matter.
The issues relating to land use/zoning appeals was the subject of an article by Marc Jonas entitled, “Avoiding Pitfalls in Assuring Timeliness of Appeals in Land Use Cases” published in the Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly, a publication of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The Commonwealth Court cited Mr. Jonas’ article in its recent Pendle Hill opinion.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Mr. Jonas has been named a Leader in Real Estate/Land Use law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. His peers have recognized him as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer,” and he has been selected repeatedly by U.S. News as a “Best Lawyer” in both Land Use and Zoning Law and Land Use and Zoning litigation for the Philadelphia Metropolitan area.