Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr.

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Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr. is a founding member and shareholder of the Firm and is recognized as one of Eastern Pennsylvania’s premier land use and development attorneys. In addition to land use and development, Mr. Fitzpatrick’s practice includes real estate, zoning and subdivision, commercial transactions, and general business representation. He has led clients’ development teams in advancing major commercial, industrial and residential projects including large regional corporate centers, office parks, retail and lifestyle centers, delivery and fulfillment operations, quarry and materials facilities, manufacturing communications installations and warehousing and distribution centers. Mr. Fitzpatrick handles the permitting and development of single family home subdivisions, condominiums, and multifamily housing. He represents private interests regarding claims, negotiations and entitlements matters with governmental agencies at the federal, state and local levels, and actively represents land owners in eminent domain situations.

Mr. Fitzpatrick serves on the Board of Directors for Team Pennsylvania Foundation, a bipartisan, public-private sector organization, co-chaired by the Governor, which endeavors to enhance economic development, technology and manufacturing opportunities, and job creation in Pennsylvania. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Sacred Heart Healthcare Systems in Allentown, and is a Trustee of the philanthropic Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation. His professional experience and leadership on major project teams has created a strong network of relationships, enhancing the ability of Mr. Fitzpatrick and the Firm to deal successfully with governmental and municipal bodies, elected and appointed officials, business leaders and real estate and development professionals.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Land Use
  • Real Estate
  • Development and Zoning
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Related Litigation and Agency Matters

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
610-628-3459  Phone
610-797-9000  Phone
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
Temple University, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1981, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1980, Pennsylvania; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.
Reported Cases:
Hills at Devonshire Homeowners' Association, Inc. v. Zoning Hearing Board of Salisbury Township, et al 819 A. 2d 196 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2003); North Bethlehem Neighbors Group et al v. City of Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, et al 822 A. 2d 840 (Pa. Comwlth. 2003); Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. v. Board of Assessment Appeals of Lehigh County, 720 A.2d 790 (Pa. Comwlth. Ct. 1998); Epstein Partnership and Levitz Furniture Company vs. KMart, 828 F.Supp. 328 (E.D.Pa. 1993); In re: Estate of Lazarus, 616 A.2d 1023 (Pa. Super. 1992); Board of Commissioners of South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County v. Toll Brothers, Inc., 607 A.2d 824 (Commonwealth Court, 1992); Brown v. Borough Council of the Borough of Emmaus, Lehigh County, 496 A.2d 873 (Pa. Comwlth. 1985).
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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