Curtin & Heefner LLP provides experienced counsel to businesses, lenders and individuals, and is responsive to the increasing complexity that surrounds commercial, industrial and residential real estate transactions. We assist with a broad range of related matters, including those involving zoning, environmental, development and land use issues, as well as residential real estate agreements, and matters requiring sophisticated legal advice. Our services include:

Lender Representation

We assist banks, mortgage companies and lending institutions to develop and implement legal protections and strategies for loan documentation and problem account situations. Our real estate law attorneys represent these clients in workouts and mortgage foreclosure proceedings.

Industrial, Commercial and Residential Sales

We represent buyers and sellers in the negotiation, preparation and review of agreements of sale for industrial, commercial and residential real estate transactions.

Rentals and Leases

We represent landlords and tenants in the negotiation, preparation and review of commercial lease agreements.

Zoning and Land Use

We assist builders and developers seeking subdivision or land development approvals, variances, special exemptions and conditional use applications from municipalities.

Tax Assessment Appeals

We represent taxing bodies, including municipalities and school districts, as well as landowners, in tax assessment appeals and disputes.


We represent developers of condominium projects, purchasers and sellers of commercial and residential condominium units and condominium associations.

Title Insurance

We provide title insurance and abstract services through Pennsylvania Abstract Company, a title insurance agency affiliated with the firm.

Gas Drilling / Marcellus Shale

We advise property owners, municipal governments, community associations and non-profits in connection with gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale and other shale formations. We litigate DEP permitting, zoning and environmental claims and have handled matters in state and federal court, before the PA Environmental Hearing Board and the Delaware River Basin Commission. We also advise landowners in connection with leases and negotiate over leasing terms.