PHILADELPHIA (May 2023) - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney continues its strategic growth with the addition of Maryanne Garber as a shareholder in the firm’s energy, environmental, and natural resources section. Garber, who will be based in the Philadelphia office, concentrates her practice in zoning and land use law, guiding clients through permitting, zoning, and land use approvals for complex development projects.
“We are excited to welcome Maryanne to our Philadelphia office,” said Matthew Burger, chair of Buchanan’s energy, environmental, and natural resources section. “Maryanne’s environmental and land use experience adds significant depth to our group. Already working tirelessly for clients, we know that she will only enhance service and value across our national platform.”
Garber represents a wide array of clients, including landfills and other industrial businesses and commercial businesses; national, regional, and local developers; educational institutions; non-profits; and telecommunications providers. Garber regularly appears before state and local agencies, governing bodies, zoning hearing boards, planning and historic commissions, municipal authorities, and state and administrative courts to secure permits and approvals for and negotiate agreements related to industrial, commercial, residential, and mixed-use development projects throughout Pennsylvania.
In addition to obtaining development permits and approvals, Garber assists clients with due diligence and other efforts related to the acquisition of properties. A significant part of her practice involves the representation of solid waste companies. She also has significant experience litigating environmental matters, in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board.
“I am excited to work with Buchanan’s environmental and land use lawyers,” said Garber. “They have been leaders in Pennsylvania industry for decades, and I look forward to being a part of this collaborative and impressive team.”
Garber is a frequent lecturer, speaking on zoning, land use and environmental matters for the Wharton School’s Real Estate Center, the Pennsylvania Environmental Law Forum, Lorman Education and the National Business Institute. Prior to joining Buchanan, she co-founded a boutique environmental law firm and practiced for 13 years at a Am Law 100 law firm. She holds a law degree from Delaware Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.