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Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, a full-service law firm with locations in West Chester and Greater Wilmington, has been appointed solicitor of Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania.
“Tredyffrin Township is Chester County’s largest in terms of population, so we understand that the support we provide affects a large proportion of our fellow Chester County residents. We take that responsibility very seriously as we assist the township with navigating growth in an ever-changing regulatory and legal environment,” says lead solicitor and Gawthrop Greenwood partner Patrick M. McKenna.
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC has more than a century of experience serving as trusted solicitors for government entities. Most recently, the law firm advised Tredyffrin Township and the Tredyffrin Township Municipal Authority with closing a $28.3 million deal with the sale of a portion of the Authority’s sewer line, known as the Valley Creek Trunk Sewer system, to Aqua Resources, Inc.
“Eleven different municipal entities were involved in the Valley Creek Trunk Sewer litigation that started about three years ago, and it is rewarding to see an effective resolution for our community,” says McKenna.
Tredyffrin Township Manager William Martin said, ”We are appreciative of the hard work and dedication put in by our representatives at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC. Without their guidance, this deal would have never happened. We look forward to continuing the relationship as our solicitor”
McKenna’s team includes attorneys Stacey L. Fuller and Anthony T. Verwey, who lead Gawthrop Greenwood’s Government and Education Law Department, providing legal counsel to cities, townships, boroughs, police departments, planning commissions, municipal authorities and zoning hearing boards. The firm advocates at government meetings; advises elected boards on governance, open records and other issues; litigates municipal, school, land development and zoning matters through appeal; and drafts legislative and policy documents for municipal governments.
Gawthrop Greenwood also supports education and special education law, where attorneys serve the needs of educators, schools, families and students facing a variety of challenges.
Gawthrop Greenwood attorneys are members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Municipal Law Section, Chester County Bar Association and its Municipal and Real Estate Law Sections, the Chester County Association of Township Officials, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, the Pennsylvania Borough Solicitors Association and the Transportation Management Association of Chester County.