Catherine E. N. Durso

Catherine E. N. Durso

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Allentown, PA

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.
 | 645 Hamilton St, Suite 800
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 610-797-9000
Fax: 610-797-6663
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (60%),
  • Real Estate: Business (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Catherine E. N. Durso is a shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development Group. Mrs. Durso’s practice areas include real estate, land use, development and zoning, in which she frequently represents developers and private individuals with zoning and land development submissions and issues. Mrs. Durso has developed an expertise in representing wireless telecommunication companies for zoning and land use matters. She has assisted clients in obtaining approvals for pharmacies, supermarkets, age restricted communities, apartments, and warehouse distribution centers. Mrs. Durso also handles commercial and residential real estate transactions for companies and individuals.

    About Catherine Durso

    Admitted: 1994, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://www.flblaw.com/attorney/catherine-e-n-durso/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Named a “Woman of Influence” by Lehigh Valley Business, 2020, Woman of Influence, Lehigh Valley Business, 2020
    • Named a “Woman of Influence” by Real Estate Forum magazine, 2017, Woman of Influence, Real Estate Forum magazine, 2017
    • Lehigh Valley SUITS Award, Law, 2014, Lehigh Valley SUITS Award, United Way of the Lehigh Valley, 2014

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Penn State Lehigh Valley Advisory Board, Member and Executive Committee Vice President, 2009 – Present, 2009
    • CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Lehigh Valley, Member, 2006 – Present, 2006
    • St. Ann Board of Limited Jurisdiction, Secretary

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Sprint Spectrum, L.P. v. the Zoning Hearing Board of North Whitehall Township, et. al., 823 A.2d 258 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2003), 2003

    Transactions:

    • To date, Ms. Durso has obtained approvals for over 800 wireless communications facilities in Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, Chester, Berks, Sullivan, Bradford, Wyoming, Schuylkill, Tioga, Centre, Columbia, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties.

    Educational Background:

    • The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994 Woolsack Honor Society (top 10% of graduating class) Articles Editor, Dickinson Law Review, 1993-1994 Appellate Moot Court Board, 1994
    • St. Bonaventure University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1991, 1991

    Industry Groups

    • Cellular
    • Development
    • Municipal
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    Office Location for Catherine E. N. Durso

    645 Hamilton St
    Suite 800
    Allentown, PA 18101

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    Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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