Ronald M. Lucas Serves as Panelist for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute
HARRISBURG, PA, January 21, 2016 – Stevens & Lee’s Ronald M. Lucas was a panelist for a Pennsylvania Bar Institute event held January 13, 2016, in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Mr. Lucas participated in a panel presentation on development agreement issues for land use projects with local governments. The panel was selected as one of the top presentations at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Municipal Law Colloquium in June 2015, and was chosen to be repeated at the Institute’s headquarters with a simulcast across the Commonwealth at the January event.
Mr. Lucas is Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Real Estate Department. He concentrates his practice on real estate matters, including zoning, planning and land development across most of central and eastern Pennsylvania. He has handled a wide range of real estate issues from planning to entitlements and acquisitions for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects. On large projects, Mr. Lucas has helped to solve problems and overcome government hurdles to achieve his clients’ objectives.
Mr. Lucas has served as special counsel for numerous municipalities and has represented clients in more than 35 Pennsylvania counties, before state regulatory agencies and before all appellate courts in Pennsylvania. He successfully tried the longest construction case against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania before the Board of Claims, and was also successful in obtaining one of only two exemptions from local business privilege taxes authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
He has written and lectured on land use issues for over 35 years to attorneys, other licensed professionals and local officials before various organizations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Penn State Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference, Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors, Pennsylvania Surveyors’ Conference, the former Department of Community Affairs, the American Planning Association and the Pennsylvania Planning Association.
Mr. Lucas has a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University and an A.B. from Grove City College.