Thomas J. Schlegel

Thomas J. Schlegel


Corporate, Business & Banking • Eminent Domain • Intellectual Property • Project Development & Finance • Real Estate, Land Use & Development • Tax Assessment Appeals & Property Tax Exemptions • International Business & Trade Law

Thomas J. Schlegel is a shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Corporate, Business & Banking Groups. Mr. Schlegel’s practice includes land use, development and zoning, the sale, purchase and leasing of real estate, business and commercial law including financing, contracts, and shareholder dispute resolution, banking law including front-end loan documentation and back-end workout, intellectual property law including trademarks and copyrights, Pennsylvania oil and gas law, and Pennsylvania liquor law.



  • 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
    • Coporate, Business & Banking Committee, Chair

Honors & Affiliations

  • Named one of “Forty Under 40”, Lehigh Valley Business, 2018
  • Solicitor, Green Knight Economic Development Corporation, 2017 – Present
  • Named a “Select Lawyer“:
    • Real Estate, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Development Law, Immigration Law, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, & Intellectual Property Law, 2014
    • Business Commercial Law, 2015 – 2017
  • 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, legislative changes and as objector’s counsel
  • Represented clients through the purchase, sale and lease of commercial and residential properties
  • Represented lenders in loan documentation and closing and post-default resolution
  • Counseled clients through successful resolution of both contentious shareholders’ disputes and mutually beneficial business reorganizations
  • Advised clients in 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

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