Nate is an associate attorney at GTN Law. He concentrates his practice on land use and development, zoning, property tax assessment, and the diverse field of municipal law. In addition to representing developers and private individuals in land use and zoning matters, he has served as solicitor and advised numerous municipal entities throughout Western Pennsylvania, including school districts, county entities, cities, boroughs, townships, municipal authorities, police departments, zoning hearing boards, and planning commissions. His extensive public sector experience makes him especially well-suited to help his private clients navigate state and local laws. Nate prides himself on providing the legal guidance and legal services necessary for all of his clients to operate on a daily basis and to navigate unique legal issues. Nate holds Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Sociology from Penn State University and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law.
Everyone who has had the pleasure of working with Nate, including adversaries, can attest to his genuine nature, endearing personality, and dedication to finding fair and practical solutions beyond the constraints of traditional legal actions.
Nate routinely provides representation and counsel to commercial and residential property owners and to taxing bodies with respect to real estate property tax assessment appeals and exemptions, including disputes concerning property valued at as much as 35 million dollars.
Nate represented and advised a nationwide real estate development firm before the city government to facilitate the necessary zoning amendments to allow for the development of a national brand retail store on an otherwise prohibited site.
Nate has argued before a panel of judges of the Commonwealth Court on numerous issues, including representation of:
- Third class city in defending an exclusionary zoning challenge
- Water and sewer authority as a plaintiff in construction litigation
- Municipal employer in defending a termination and wage payment claim
- Borough council against challenge of zoning and land use approval
- Municipal Law
- Zoning & Planning
- Land Use and Development
- Property Tax Assessment Appeals
Publications & Speaking Engagements:
Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Conference and Exhibit Show, Presenter
- Politicians and Residents Say the Darndest Things: practical advice to help elected officials effectively communicate, engage the public, and interact on social media.
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