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Maryanne Garber

Maryanne Garber


Philadelphia, PA

How Maryanne Helps Clients

Maryanne concentrates her practice in zoning and land use law, guiding clients through permitting, zoning, and land use approvals for complex development projects. She 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. Maryanne 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, Maryanne assists clients with due diligence and other efforts related to the acquisition of properties. A significant part of Maryanne’s practice involves the representation of solid waste companies. Maryanne 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.

Maryanne 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 also served as General Counsel and Director of Business Development for a public speaking and communication firm.

What Clients Can Expect

Clients value Maryanne’s strategic approach to long-term matters. Maryanne is effectively the “project quarterback” for her clients. She builds productive relationships with internal and external teams and decision-makers, while staying nimble to respond to changed circumstances, and remaining outcome-focused.