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Blake concentrates his practice on higher education, real estate and municipal law. As Chair of the Higher Education Group, he coordinates industry-specific projects for college and university clients. In his real estate practice, he serves as lead counsel for projects as diverse as health care campuses, regional business headquarters, multi-municipality planned residential developments, condominiums, ground leases, industrial reuses and commercial and industrial land developments. He represents brokers, purchasers and sellers, developers, municipalities, syndicators and lenders in zoning, regulatory, leasing, historic rehabilitation, land development and subdivision matters.
As a municipal attorney, he has counseled more than 50 communities statewide, has served as solicitor for municipalities in three counties, including South Whitehall, a township of the first class; Lower Macungie and Cromwell, townships of the second class; Whitehall, a home rule charter community; the Borough of Bath; and the South Whitehall Township Authority.
As a lecturer and writer, Blake has written, taught and presented on behalf of teaching organizations such as the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), the Council of Independent Colleges, the Pennsylvania Planning Association, the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities and the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors. He has authored land use material for the American Bar Association Journal The Urban Lawyer and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. His treatise on road law is used by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute for training purposes at its Municipal Law Colloquium and Real Estate Institute.