Top Land Use Lawyer Edward F. Murphy Moves to Wisler Pearlstine; Firm Opens Bucks County Office

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Edward F. Murphy, one of the most experienced zoning and land use lawyers in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, has joined Wisler Pearlstine, LLP as partner. Mr. Murphy’s addition will enable the firm to open a Newtown, Pennsylvania office, which will be the firm’s base of operations for Bucks County and the Lehigh Valley.

Edward F. Murphy, Esq.

Ed’s addition to the firm means that we will have even more depth and experience for the larger commercial and residential development projects in our expanding areas of practice.

Wisler Pearlstine is pleased to announce that Edward F. Murphy, one of the most experienced zoning and land use lawyers in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, has joined Wisler Pearlstine as a partner.

Mr. Murphy’s addition will enable the firm to open a Newtown, Pennsylvania office, which will be the firm’s base of operations for Bucks County and the Lehigh Valley. From the Newtown office, the firm will offer the same full-service legal services to individuals and businesses that it currently provides to Montgomery, Chester and Delaware County clients from its Blue Bell headquarters. Additionally, the merger of Ed’s practice with Wisler Pearlstine creates one of the largest and most diversified land use and zoning practices in the Delaware Valley.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Murphy has practiced zoning and land use law as a partner with McBride and Murphy, representing many of the area’s leading developers in projects ranging from hospital expansions to the creation of numerous, large residential developments offering every kind of dwelling type. Ed said, “I have been fortunate to represent many outstanding companies and developers in the area and I think all those clients, as well as new clients, will benefit from my joining a large, full service firm like Wisler, which has always maintained a significant real estate and land use practice. I was initially attracted by the firm’s reputation in the land use area and I think this merger will provide me and the firm with the expertise and depth to provide even better service and advice to developers and other clients throughout the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area and the Lehigh Valley.”

Wisler Pearlstine’s Land Use Department chair, Jim Garrity, added, “Ed’s addition to the firm means that we will have even more depth and experience for the larger commercial and residential development projects in our expanding areas of practice.”

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1974), Ed received his law degree from Villanova University in 1977. He is a life-long resident of Bucks County and a member of the Pennsylvania and Bucks County Bar Associations.

For almost 70 years, Wisler Pearlstine has provided effective, practical service to its clients through top-rated lawyers in their fields of expertise. The firm represents businesses and individuals throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania in various types of corporate, real estate, land use and zoning, construction, commercial litigation, business, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration/mediation), banking, tax and estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, family law and other related matters. In addition, the firm has long been recognized for its prominence in the areas of municipal, education and school law.

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