David Brooman

David Brooman

High Swartz LLP
  • Environmental Law, Real Estate Law, Municipal Law...
  • New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
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Summary

David J. Brooman has more than three decades experience in zoning and land use development, as well as environmental law. His background includes negotiating creative solutions in complex land use and environmental disputes, during project development and litigation. He has also counseled public and private companies, developers and lenders, and municipal governments on the business risks and economic impacts of federal, state and local land use and environmental regulations. Brooman is well-versed in crisis management and controversial land uses.

Brooman’s engagements include serving as special environmental and land use counsel to a Pennsylvania municipality in its acquisition and redevelopment of a former 209-acre abandoned state mental hospital complex, resulting in a public/private partnership with 40 acres sold for private development (100 carriage houses and 198 age-restricted condominiums) and 169 acres retained by the municipality for recreational and open space. In addition, Brooman spearheaded a public/private partnership to acquire and develop the former 114-acre Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for use as a state-of-the-art commercial ship building operation for an international shipbuilder.

Most recently, David worked with a municipality, two regional and one national developer, to redevelop an abandoned historic property. The public/private partnership resulted in 32 new carriage homes, 72 townhomes and 250 senior living apartments with memory care. The development will restore and maintain the perpetuity of a late 1800's Castle, built to resemble Windsor Castle, two gatehouses, perimeter walls, and a gazebo, among many other important historic assets. The redevelopment also will have several significant environmental benefits.

Education
Villanova University School of Law
J.D
cum laude
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Rutgers University
B.A
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Professional Experience
Partner
High Swartz LLP
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Counsels clients in all areas of environmental permitting and compliance, zoning and land use, real estate and municipal law, and litigation.
President
David J. Brooman Law Offices, LLC
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Member
Brooman, Buzzell & Garber LLC
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Partner
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Partner in the Environment & Energy Practice Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath, a managing partner of the firm, and regional partner in charge of the firm's Berwyn office. Specialties: Environmental and Land Use Counseling and Permitting, Enforcement, Environmental Litigation, Transactions
Partner
Cohen Shapiro Polisher Shiekman & Cohen LLP
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Awards
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyer
Super Laywers
Professional Associations
Montgomery Bar Association
Member
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PA Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Section
Member
- Current
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PA Bar Association, Municipal Law Section
Member
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New York Bar Association
Member
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Pennsylvania State Bar # 36571
Member
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Philadelphia Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Montgomery Bar Association, Environmental & Energy Law Committee
Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Construction Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Government & Regulatory Affairs
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Eminent Domain
  • Solicitor Services
  • Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
High Swartz Montgomery County Law Firm
Blog
High Swartz Legal Insights | Norristown, Pennsylvania
Contact & Map
High Swartz LLP
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Norristown, PA 19401
USA
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