Within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 46,000 square miles, reside over 12.8 million people, who are governed by an elaborate patchwork of local municipalities consisting of 67 counties, 56 cities, 1,547 townships, and 958 boroughs. The interplay of citizens and corporations with this wide array of municipalities, as well as the interaction of municipalities with each other and with the state, generates an endless number of issues related to zoning and land use law.

Navigating these zoning and land use law issues is an ongoing subject of interest for government agencies and private landowners alike. The allocation of land for different and often diverse purposes impacts individuals and communities throughout the Commonwealth. Planning for the usage of land requires a critical understanding of changing variables, and an innovative ability to problem solve.

The attorneys at Eastburn and Gray are well versed in Pennsylvania zoning and land use law. The strength of the firm’s zoning and land use practice group is unparalleled. Eastburn and Gray has consistently earned the distinction of “Best Law Firm” for zoning and land use law in the Philadelphia metropolitan area from U.S. News & World Report. Attorneys within the practice are frequently recognized by their peers for inclusion in various industry and professional association listings. To stay current on changing and recent case law related to zoning and land use law, Eastburn and Gray attorneys began summarizing related cases and publishing these summaries on this blog (

Eastburn and Gray has deep roots in Pennsylvania; the firm’s origins date back to 1877. Today, the firm has thirty-two attorneys who practice across a broad range of disciplines, many of those areas collaborate with the zoning and land use practice group to better serve our clients. These areas include municipal law, real estate, litigation, tax law, labor and employment law, transactional law, estate planning, family law, and school law. The firm’s past and present municipal clients include authorities, townships, boroughs, cities, and zoning hearing boards.

To learn more about the firm, the attorneys, and the work they do, please visit the Eastburn and Gray website: