Marc D. Jonas, Esq.
|Among his notable accomplishments, Marc Jonas was named 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning Law in the Philadelphia area, by Best Lawyers in America®.
In addition to the 2017 Lawyer of the Year recognition, Marc has been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Land Use and Zoning law and Litigation in Land Use and Zoning law, 2012 - present; selected for inclusion in Real Estate/Land Use law by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2014 - present; selected by peers for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, 2004 - present; and rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Marc has extensive experience in real estate, land use, municipal law, and zoning matters, representing individuals, businesses, institutions, non-profit organizations and municipalities. He has practiced land use and real estate law for more than 30 years.
In his career, Marc has appeared in Pennsylvania state and federal courts in matters involving land use and real estate law. Marc's diverse practice has included the representation of developers of residential, commercial, institutional, and religious land uses. He has represented neighbors concerned about the impacts of certain proposed land uses. He has been retained as an expert witness in an assortment of legal matters, ranging from zoning to condemnation to family law.
He serves as Solicitor to Kennett Square Borough and Solicitor to the Zoning Hearing Boards of Towamencin, Upper Merion and Lower Salford Townships. He has been qualified as an expert witness in zoning law in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County and has published articles in the Tri-State Real Estate Journal, Commercial Investment Real Estate Journal, Township Solicitor, The Legal Intelligencer, and The American Bar Association ABA Journal.
Marc served for 3 years as Chairman of the Board of the Montgomery County Planning Commission between 2012 and 2014.