Thomas J. Schlegel

Associate

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Thomas J. Schlegel is a member of the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking and Real Estate, Land Use & Development groups. Mr. Schlegel’s practice includes land use, development and zoning, business and commercial law including financing, leasing, contracts, and shareholder dispute resolution, intellectual property law including trademarks and copyrights, Pennsylvania oil and gas law, and Pennsylvania liquor law.

Education

  • Lafayette College, B.A., 2004
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

 Professional Organizations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
    • Steering Committee, Young Lawyers Division
  • Northampton County Bar Association
    • Steering Committee, Young Lawyers Division

Honors

  • Named a Select Lawyer in Real Estate, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Development Law, Immigration Law, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, & Intellectual Property Law, 2014
  • Student Law Clerk, The Honorable Ralph J. Cappy, Chief Justice Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2006

Projects & Accomplishments

  • Represented clients before municipal governing bodies for special exceptions, conditional uses, variances, land development, and as objector’s counsel
  • Represented clients through the purchase, sale and lease of commercial and residential properties
  • Negotiated settlement in contentious shareholders’ disputes
  • Counseled clients through oil and gas lease negotiation and related planning
  • Registered dozens of Federal trademarks
  • Counseled clients through acquisition, sale and extension of PA liquor licenses

Community Activity

  • Member, Board of Directors, PROJECT of Easton
  • Volunteer, Northampton County Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program
  • Alumni Volunteer, Lafayette College Career Services
 

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