Zachary A. Sivertsen

Zachary A. Sivertsen

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

zsivertsen@eastburngray.com

Phone: (215) 345-7000

Fax: (215) 345-9142

Web: www.eastburngray.com

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning

Litigation

Municipal Law

Real Estate

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Biography

Zachary A. Sivertsen joined Eastburn and Gray in 2015 and practices in the areas of litigation, construction, real estate, land use and zoning, and municipal law. He has appeared on behalf of clients before zoning hearing boards and municipal governing bodies in land development matters, zoning appeals, and applications for zoning variances. He has represented municipalities in litigation matters, drafted municipal ordinances, filed and responded to right-to-know requests, and worked with local historic architectural review bodies. Zac has litigated matters on behalf of private and municipal clients before the courts of common pleas, magisterial district courts, Commonwealth Court, 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 regular contributor to the firm's Pennsylvania Real Estate and Municipal Law blog, www.pazoninglawyers.com.

Memberships

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.

Clerkship Experience

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.

Volunteer and Community Work

In 2017, Zac was elected to the Board of Governors of Valley Youth House, an organization that provides homes and counseling for Pennsylvania’s vulnerable, abused and homeless youth. Valley Youth House partners with thousands of individuals each year to build a solid foundation for young people and their families. With dedicated street outreach, housing, counseling, skills training, health, prevention, and intervention services, VYH empowers resilient young people to establish promising futures.

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 to assist low income families and the elderly prepare and file their federal income taxes. 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.

Zac frequently volunteers his time through Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Bar Admissions

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.

Education

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.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, 2018.
  • James E. Beasley Scholarship Recipient – Temple Beasley School of Law
  • Nancy J. Knauer & Eleanor W. Myers Integrated Transactional Program Award – Temple Beasley School of Law – for demonstrating outstanding achievement in the Integrated Transactional Program
  • The Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter Award – Temple Beasley School of Law – for an excellent paper in the area of federal judicial administration or federal jurisdiction
  • Merritt Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Cornell University

Personal Data

Zac is a native of Buffalo, NY and an avid fan of his hometown Buffalo Bills, although this is not always an enjoyable experience for him. He currently lives in King of Prussia with his wife, Megan, an elementary school teacher and their daughter.

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