Areas of Practice
Firm Management Positions
Benefits Committee, Member
Memberships and Affiliations
Chair, Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation Board of Directors, 2013
Member, Personal Communications Industry Association
Member, Board of Directors, Chester County 2020, Inc.
Former Chairman, Chester County Planning Commission
Former Member, Pennsbury Township Board of Supervisors
Former Member, Pennsbury Township Planning Commission
Former Member, Board of Directors, North American Land Trust
Former Member, Brandywine Conservancy, Environmental Committee
Former Member, Board of Directors, Chadds Ford Historical Society
J.D., The College of William and Mary School of Law, 1985
B.A., University of Virginia, 1981
In his real estate and land use practice spanning more than 20 years, George Asimos divides his practice between development advocacy and transactional work. He is particularly experienced representing clients in the areas of telecommunications, oil and gas, as well as the growing Marcellus Shale industry.
On the development side, he represents developers, land owners and others seeking project approvals from municipalities in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania in matters relating to zoning, subdivision, and land development. His projects include telecommunications facilities, quarries, warehouses, and residential communities. As a result of his experience in the municipal approval of telecommunications facilities, representing most of the largest telecommunications and tower companies, he has been heavily involved in litigation on behalf of telecommunications companies under the antenna siting provisions of the Federal Telecommunications Act. Though his clients are limited to private sector developers, industrial companies and landowners, his work is informed by his 17 years in Township government and eight years on the Chester County Planning Commission Board.
On the transactional side, Mr. Asimos represents real estate owners and investors in the purchase, sale, and leasing of all basic categories of real estate, including office, commercial, and industrial properties, raw land for development, and unique properties such as quarries, telecommunications towers and golf courses.
A substantial part of Mr. Asimos practice also involves advising land owners and nonprofit land trusts on the donation of conservation easements and related real estate planning. He has drafted, or advised landowners on, more than 200 conservation easement donations protecting more than 40,000 acres of land in more than 10 states.
Mr. Asimos is frequently asked to speak on real estate, conservation and zoning law for organizations including the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Personal Communications Industry Association, the Land Trust Alliance, the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and other non-profit organizations and private companies.
News & Press Releases
- December 7, 2012
- November 28, 2012
- May 15, 2009
Articles, Alerts & Newsletters
- January 2013
- Saul Ewing Successfully Argues that Cell Tower on a Leased Property is Not a Land Development; Court Rejects Evidence of Impact on Property Values and Finds Unreasonable Discrimination by TownshipSeptember 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- February 2012
- Butler v. Charles Powers Estate: Recent Pennsylvania court decision could upset 130 years of oil and gas conveyancesSeptember 2011
- Harrisburg Commercial Real Estate Review
- Drilling Contractor
- July 2009
- April 20, 2009The Legal Intelligencer
- February 2009
- February 2009
- January 2009
Tools & Books
- May 17, 2011A law blog about Marcellus Shale