John represents clients in various real estate matters, including the sale and acquisition of agricultural, commercial and residential real estate, settlement and title services, public sales, and preparation and negotiation of agreements of sale, easements, leases and the like. He also advises on agricultural preservation and conservation, Clean and Green (Act 319) matters, and zoning and land use-related issues before zoning and municipal boards. John’s dedication to Central Pennsylvania’s balance between growth and preservation serves to benefit a wide range of individuals, farmers and real estate entrepreneurs.
Additionally, John counsels buyers and sellers of business assets, as well as issues surrounding formation, contract negotiation, partnership and operating agreements, and general governance. His municipal practice involves advising various municipal bodies throughout the region.
Prior to joining Blakinger Thomas, John spent several years at a law firm in rural Chester County, as well as roles in public service, including clerkships with a community legal aid society and public defender clinic. The range of experience that John possesses equips him with the ability to address a broad spectrum of clients’ needs.
- Widener University School of Law, J.D.
- University of Pittsburgh, B.A. (Political Science & Economics), magna cum laude
- Pennsylvania, 2014
- Leadership Lancaster (Core Class 2020)
- Lancaster Masks (Board Member)
- Lancaster Professional League – Softball (Co-Commissioner)