William Forrest Kerr, Jr.

William Forrest Kerr, Jr.: Attorney with High Swartz
  • Partner at High Swartz (24 Attorneys)
  • 40 East Airy Street, P.O. Box 671, Norristown, PA 19401
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William F. Kerr, Jr. has more than 23 years of experience in the area of real estate law, focusing on land use, land development and zoning; real estate taxation; real estate sale and leasing transactions; real estate title issues; eminent domain; real estate valuation; and real estate code compliance. He was previously an Associate and a Partner in the Philadelphia office of Blank Rome LLP.

Mr. Kerr has represented developers, property managers and property owners of single and multi-family residential, hotel, shopping center, commercial, industrial, golf course, day-care, prison, utility, cell tower and airport properties. He has successfully represented these clients throughout eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadephia, in a variety of real estate matters and transactions. He has assisted clients in obtaining various development, subdivision, zoning, and related approvals and in a variety of sale and leasing transactions. Mr. Kerr also has extensive experience in successfully pursuing real estate tax assessment appeals, nonprofit real estate tax exemptions, Act 319 Agricultural Assessments and real estate tax abatements.

Additionaly, Mr. Kerr represents numerous Pennsylvania affordable housing developers, owners and managers in various aspects of the affordable housing development process, including properties financed with Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits. He has significant expertise in real estate tax assessment issues for affordable housing properties, and was part of the affordable housing industry group that successfully pursued an amendment to Pennsylvania’s assessment law as it affects affordable housing.

Additionally, Mr. Kerr has represented property owners in a variety of eminent domain matters, as well as with easement, restrictive covenant, real estate title, green building, and storm water issues. He also has significant experience in the area of real estate valuation.

Mr. Kerr also serves as a Zoning Board Solicitor, and has experience as special zoning and development counsel to a number of southeastern Pennsylvania municipalities.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Municipal & Government Law
  • Zoning and Land Development
  • Special Counsel to Government Entities
  • Affordable Housing
  • Condominiums & Planned Communities
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Financing & Deal Structuring

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
484-234-2382  Phone
610-275-0700  Phone
610-275-5290  Fax
University Attended:
Delaware Valley College, B.S., 1979; Rutgers University, M.C.R.P., 1982
Law School Attended:
Temple University, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1992, Pennsylvania
Payment Information:
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  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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