Charles M. Suhr and Ambrose W. Heinz Present at American Planning Association Workshop
HARRISBURG, PA, May 18, 2018 – Charles M. Suhr, Shareholder, and Ambrose W. Heinz, Associate, of Stevens & Lee presented at “Guideposts for Decision Making: Land Use Law and Ethics” hosted by the Central Section of the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter and held May 11, 2018, in Harrisburg, PA.
Messrs. Suhr and Heinz presented “Land Use Law” to an audience of professional planners, elected officials and planning commission members. The presentation was an in-depth, interactive overview of Pennsylvania appellate land use decisions from 2017 to 2018.
Mr. Suhr concentrates his practice in real estate with an emphasis on land development. He represents landowners and developers in obtaining municipal approvals for residential, commercial and industrial developments and appears before local planning commissions, governing bodies and zoning hearing boards throughout south central Pennsylvania.
Mr. Suhr has successfully challenged municipal land development decisions and zoning hearing board decisions in the Courts of Common Pleas and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. He has also successfully brought and defended procedural challenges to the adoption of municipal zoning ordinances.
He holds a J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, an M.S. in Mining Engineering from The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Heinz counsels clients in land use, development and zoning matters. He assists clients in maximizing the value of their real estate holdings by securing the necessary federal, state and local approvals to allow for residential, commercial and industrial developments throughout Pennsylvania. In advocating for his clients’ property rights, Mr. Heinz represents clients in land use and zoning appeals and other legal proceedings in the federal and state courts. He also assists clients in obtaining regulatory approvals needed for development from state agencies.
As part of his general real estate practice, Mr. Heinz represents clients in the purchase and sale of office, retail and industrial properties. He also serves as outside leasing counsel for several large commercial landlords and has represented numerous commercial tenants in negotiating leases for office, retail and warehousing space.
He holds a J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University.