Erich J. Schock

Erich J. Schock

Co-Managing Shareholder, Chair - Real Estate, Land Use & Development

Real Estate, Land Use & Development • Zoning • Project Development & Finance • Tax Assessment Appeals & Property Tax Exemptions

Erich J. Schock is Co-Managing Shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development Group. Mr. Schock’s practice primarily includes handling zoning and land use and related real estate matters for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional developers.


  • College of William and Mary, B.S., 1989
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Professional Organizations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, President, 2007-2008; Member, Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Affiliations

  • 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
    • Real Estate, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Development Law, 2015
  • Named one of “Twenty Under Forty,” Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal in 2007
  • Selected for inclusion in 2005-2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition

Projects & Accomplishments

  • In re Towamencin Twp., — A.3d —-, 2012 WL 1098260 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2012)
  • Joseph v. North Whitehall Tp. Bd. of Sup’rs, 16 A.3d 1209, 2011 WL 837135, (Pa.Cmwlth., March 11, 2011)
  • Salisbury House of Northeast Pa, Inc. v. City of Allentown Zoning Hearing Bd., 1999 WL 1581402, 43 Pa.D. & C.4th 459, (Pa.Com., Pl., October 25, 1999)
  • In re Estate of Smith, 694 A.2d 1099, 1997 WL 217555 (Pa.Super., April 30, 1997)

Community Activity

  • The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Member, Board of Directors, 2010-present; Immediate Past President; President 2015-2017
  • March of Dimes Commercial Industrial Real Estate Awards Committee, Member, 2005-present; Vice Chair, 2008; Chairperson, 2009
  • Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County, Past Member, Board of Directors
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