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NEIL ANDREW STEIN, ESQUIRE OBTAINS ZONING CHANGE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT APPROVALS FOR ADAPTIVE REUSE OF VACANT INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY IN WILLOW GROVE

Working closely with the elected and appointed officials of Upper Moreland Township, and with Brian M. Conlon, P.E. of Langan Engineering and Seth A. Shapiro, AIA of Barton & Partners, Neil Andrew Stein, Esquire obtained a change of zoning and land development approval to permit adaptive reuse of a one hundred thousand (100,000) square foot vacant industrial building in Upper Moreland Township. The property will developed as a new multi-family project of two hundred forty-six (246) units, with recreational amenities and public improvements.

The approvals were obtained on behalf of The Buccini Pollin Group, a privately-held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company with offices in Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD. Formed in 1993, Buccini/Pollin develops and acquires hotel, office, residential, retail, and parking properties throughout the United States.

Mr. Stein has over thirty (30) years of experience representing developers and builders in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to being an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, his peers have recognized him as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” and as a “Best Lawyer in America.” Mr. Stein also serves on the Legal Action Committee of the National Association of Homebuilders and is Chair of the Political Action Committee of the Bucks-Montgomery Homebuilders Association.

Mr. Stein may be reached at nstein@kaplaw.com and at (610) 941-2469.


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At Kaplin Stewart, we strive to support worthy causes and give back to the community. It’s important to us as a firm because our employees live and work in this area and our firm ethos includes making our community a better place for everyone.

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philadelphia-unionFor these reasons and more, Kaplin Stewart is a proud sponsor of Army-Navy Cup III. Hosted by the Philadelphia Union franchise in Major League Soccer, the men’s soccer programs from the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy will square off in the third edition of what has become an annual tradition here in Philadelphia. The game will include patriotism and pageantry befitting the rich history of both academies and the U.S. military, as well as an excellent rivalry match between two high-level collegiate programs.

Kaplin Stewart was a prize sponsor of a juried art competition for the second year by the Montgomery Bar Association to place art in the courthouse of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Aptly named the “Courting Art” competition, local senior artists were invited to submit original works of art depicting what each loves about living in Montgomery County. The works, which ranged from portraits to landscapes in mixed media, were displayed for the judges and invited guests at the Montgomery County Community College in May. Twenty-five winners were selected. Reproductions of their art will be on display this summer at the courthouse. The Honorable Carolyn Carluccio, who conceived the idea for “Courting Art,” has as her goal to promote a more comfortable, visitor-friendly atmosphere at the Courthouse. If you find yourself in Norristown, please look for the winning works of art showing scenes of everyday life in Montgomery County and bringing to life Judge Carluccio’s special vision for the courthouse.

Members of the Kaplin Stewart family (attorneys, staff and family members) participated again this year in ADL’s (Anti-Defamation League) Walk Against Hate on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Philadelphia. Kaplin Stewart’s team is called “Up With Love.” For 100 years, ADL has provided much-needed programming to fight all forms of hate locally, nationally and globally to secure justice and fair treatment for all. It continues to face new challenges, including the spread of hate messages on the Internet and the new threat to our young people posed by cyberbullying. ADL has developed and is implementing education programs to help schools, parents and communities effectively intervene. Making Diversity Count is advancing ADL into the 21st century with anti-bias training designed to empower the next generation of Americans to protect the values of a humane and civil society.

As part of our community efforts, Kaplin Stewart participated in the Independence chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators’ Annual Back to School Supply Drive. Our members donated a variety of school supplies and money to help deserving children start the school year on a positive note. The Crime Victims Center of Chester County distributed the items to children of their clients, as well as those of other social service agencies in the Chester area.