About David

Municipalities across Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Counties have relied on David for sound solicitor’s counsel for almost three decades. With broad experience advising on legislative, transactional, compliance, and litigation matters, David uses his comprehensive understanding of prevailing law and best practices in municipal management to help clients make smart, informed decisions.

He has acted as solicitor to 25 municipal entities, including townships, boroughs, zoning hearing boards, and related authorities. David leads the firm’s representation of Kennett Township, the Chester City Zoning Hearing Board, Millbourne Borough, and the Central Bucks Regional Police Commission, and plays an integral role supporting other municipal clients of the firm.

David is well-versed in all areas of municipal and government law – from contracting to taxation to eminent domain – and has particular experience with zoning and land use matters. His work in this area centers on drafting ordinances, enforcing existing codes, handling matters related to real estate acquisitions, and representation in summary appeals.

Over the years, municipal clients have also turned to David on critical litigation matters in Pennsylvania trial and appellate courts. This includes his successful representation of a Bucks County township in a case that contributed to the elimination of the controversial “resort area” exception to the Pennsylvania liquor license quota system. He also prevailed on behalf of a Montgomery County township in recovering substantial funds from a bankrupt developer to complete a residential subdivision. In addition to his counsel to municipalities, David also represents labor union members in family law and other personal matters.

David previously served as in-house counsel to a residential home builder in Bucks County, and as a zoning and land use attorney at a Philadelphia law firm.

dave@skilkennylaw.com
(484) 679-8154

Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Land Use & Zoning

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
  • Muhlenberg College, B.A.

Professional Associations

  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Association
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