Catherine E. N. Durso

Shareholder

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Catherine E. N. Durso is a shareholder and attorney in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Development group. Ms. Durso’s practice areas include land use, development and zoning, in which she frequently represents developers and private individuals with zoning and land development submissions and issues. Ms. Durso has developed an expertise in representing wireless telecommunication companies for zoning and land use matters. Ms. Durso also handles matters related to commercial and residential real estate transactions and tax assessment appeals.

Education

  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1991
  • The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
    • Woolsack Honor Society (top 10% of graduating class)
    • Articles Editor, Dickinson Law Review, 1993-94
    • Appellate Moot Court Board

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Organizations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors

  • Lehigh Valley SUITS Award, Law, 2014
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Eminent Domain Law, Government/Cities/Municipalities Law, Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Law and Real Estate, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Development Law, 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in 2005 – 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Rising Star Edition

Reported Cases

  • Sprint Spectrum, L.P. v. the Zoning Hearing Board of North Whitehall Township, et. al., 823 A.2d 258 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2003)
  • To date, Mrs. Durso has obtained approvals for over 550 wireless communications facilities in Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, Chester, Berks, Sullivan, Bradford, Wyoming, Schuylkill, Tioga, Centre, Columbia, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties.

 Community Activity

  • Vice President, Board of Directors, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Lehigh Valley, Member 2006-present
  • Member and Executive Committee Financial Secretary, Penn State Lehigh Valley Advisory Board, 2009-present
  • Alternate Solicitor, Lower Macungie Township Zoning Hearing Board
  • President, St. Ann School Advisory Board
  • Member, Lower Macungie 2020 Vision Committee
 

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