Energy - Real Estate


Blank Rome’s real estate attorneys provide land use, zoning, and real estate tax advice to energy industry clients, including:

  • zoning and land use due diligence
  • zoning approvals
  • land development and subdivision approvals
  • building and related permits
  • land acquisition (including by eminent domain)
  • real estate tax analysis and due diligence
  • real estate tax assessment and valuation appeals
  • real estate tax exemptions and abatements

Representative Matters

Blank Rome has performed the following zoning, land use, and real estate tax representations specific to energy and utility-related clients:

  • Zoning, land development, and municipal approvals for a cogeneration facility in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
  • City of Philadelphia zoning and development approvals for a cogeneration facility at a major university.
  • A mini-cogeneration facility at a major teaching hospital in Philadelphia.
  • City of Philadelphia permits and approvals for both an auxiliary solar generating facility and a cogeneration facility for a major professional sports franchise.
  • City of Philadelphia permits and approvals for a thermal energy co-location facility.
  • Zoning advice related to a municipal rezoning effort affecting a major oil refinery in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
  • Municipal and county approvals for cellular telecommunication towers.
  • Real estate tax advices for an electricity generating facility in Philadelphia.
  • Real estate tax assessment appeals for major oil refinery properties in Pennsylvania.