Real Estate Law
Valuable experience with the complexities of real estate

For most people, the real estate they own is one of their most valuable assets. A mistake in this area can be devastating.

Timoney Knox has real estate attorneys experienced in buying and selling property; in mortgaging and borrowing against real estate; in interpreting and applying the wide variety of local land use and zoning laws; and in representing the needs and concerns of individuals as well as homeowners’ associations, condominiums, and planned communities.

We can help you with tax assessment appeals, mortgage foreclosures, and sheriff’s sales.

We know our way around leases, contracts, and agreements of sale from our extensive experience working with buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, banks and borrowers, and real estate agents. We always strive to get an agreement all parties can live with and that appropriately addresses our clients’ concerns. And if a problem emerges after such an agreement is executed, we help our clients to work it out.

Whatever the legal issue, Timoney Knox’s real estate team can help you through the process.

“Thank you for taking such good care of me. Everything is perfect now.”

Barbara H.

Core Services

Land Use & Zoning

In Pennsylvania, local governments are in charge of land use and zoning decisions. Each municipality has its own zoning, subdivision, and land development regulations, and if you are a property owner who wants to improve, build upon, develop, or subdivide your land, your project must meet those code requirements, or you will need to get relief from the local zoning hearing board in the form of variances, conditional use approvals, or special exceptions.

Buying & Selling Real Estate

The real estate market is tricky these days, but if you need to buy or sell a property we can help. We work with real estate agents all the time and we are familiar with the contracts they use. You need to understand these documents too before you sign them. You need to understand your mortgage or financing contingency, the home inspection clauses, and what constitutes a  “good and marketable title.” We can help you with all of this.

The Team

Scott H. Wolpert Scott H. Wolpert Managing Partner
George M. Riter George M. Riter Partner
Eric B. Smith Eric B. Smith Partner
Andrew W. Knox Andrew W. Knox Associate
Nolan M. Finnerty Nolan M. Finnerty Associate
Vincent R. Cocco Vincent R. Cocco Associate
Lindsey Feaster Lindsey Feaster Legal Assistant
Pamela L. Patchak Pamela L. Patchak Legal Assistant | Marketing Coordinator
Linda McCann Linda McCann Legal Assistant
Kimberly Kaisinger Kimberly Kaisinger Legal Assistant
Lisa Kantner Lisa Kantner Legal Assistant

News & Articles

Wait! I Thought That Farm Was Preserved

Wait! I Thought That Farm Was Preserved

Every now and then—usually when land protected by a conservation or agricultural easement changes hands–the new owner begins to carry out new or different activities on the land and the… Read More

The 2024 Best Lawyers list was released and they made it again

The 2024 Best Lawyers list was released and they made it again

Five of our lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded… Read More

Main Line Today’s 2023 Top Lawyers: we’re on the list!

Main Line Today’s 2023 Top Lawyers: we’re on the list!

We are excited to announce that three of our attorneys were chosen to appear in the Main Line Today’s 2023 Top Lawyers list. For over 16 years, lawyers around the… Read More