Michael Korns Joins Babst Calland

Michael T. Korns recently joined Babst Calland as senior counsel in the Public Sector and Energy and Natural Resources groups.  Mr. Korns has wide experience with issues related to land use and advises both public sector bodies and private developers on issues related to municipal permitting, planning, subdivision and land use, and zoning.  He has significant experience litigating zoning and land use cases and has successfully argued zoning and land use matters in the Court of Common Pleas and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.  He regularly appears in front of zoning hearing boards, planning commissions, and governing boards on behalf of private developers and impacted property owners.

Mr. Korns has served as a solicitor for municipalities, school districts, zoning hearing boards, and municipal authorities; he comes to Babst Calland as the current solicitor for multiple public bodies. Mr. Korns counsels and represents the Firm’s municipal clients on general municipal issues, including tax assessment appeals, municipal taxation, public bidding, Sunshine Act, the Right-to-Know Law, the State Ethics Act, general land use and zoning matters, and code enforcement.  He also advises the Firm’s energy clients on issues related to land use, permitting, zoning, and code compliance.

Prior to joining Babst Calland, Mr. Korns was senior counsel with Maiello, Brungo and Maiello, LLP. He is a 2006 graduate of Harvard Law School.