Stephanie Koenig

Stephanie Koenig

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: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    With over a decade of experience, Stephanie A. Koenig is an attorney in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Employment and Labor Law groups. Throughout her career, Ms. Koenig has worked with organizations of all types and sizes to negotiate complex land development contracts, zoning approvals, and leases. She consistently represents clients in front of government agencies and municipalities regarding land use and entitlements for real estate ventures.

    In addition, Ms. Koenig’s practice extends to Employment Law. She helps ensure transparency between employers and their employees during the contract development process, and counsels employers on compliance with federal, state and local laws concerning individual employment rights, workplace investigations, covenants not-to-compete, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and personnel policies.

    Ms. Koenig has based her practice on the core values of strategy, practicality and honesty, which is evident in her relationships with her clients. She understands that each client has his or her own unique needs and goals, and tailors her approach to fit every individual that approaches her.

    A native to the Lehigh Valley, Ms. Koenig is an avid traveler and enjoys discovering authentic cuisines from around the globe with her husband.

    About Stephanie Koenig

    Admitted: 2007, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • I was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 Award by Lehigh Valley Business., Top 40 Under 40, Lehigh Valley Business, 2018
    • Local Legal Leader, Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2016
    • Woman of Influence, Lehigh Valley Business, 2017
    • Top 20 Under 40, Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal
    • Graduate of the Leadership Lehigh Valley Program, which is an executive and leadership development program in the greater Lehigh Valley
    • Local Legal Leader, Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2016
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2018
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2011
    • Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2007
    • Bar of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, 2008
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Cedar Crest College Associates Executive Board, I serve as President of the Cedar Crest College Associates, which focuses on raising money for student scholarships at Cedar Crest College. In addition, the Associates help stock the food pantry and conduct a business clothing drive to help students on their first interview., 2020
    • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Hillside School - Lehigh Valley.  Hillside School is an independent school for students in K-8 grades with language-based learning disabilities/differences., 2020
    • Parkland School District Education Foundation.   I serve as a member of the Board of Directors and provided pro bono legal advice to the organization., 2020
    • Serve on the Publicity Committee of Commercial Real Estate Women's Network (CREW) Lehigh Valley.  As part of this group, I attended symposiums and events related to commercial real estate., 2020
    • Served as a Board Member and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Parkland Aquatic Club and also served as director of the personnel committee of the Board., 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • On behalf of a non-profit entity, I successfully obtained special exception approval for the expansion of a camp facility.  This matter was vigorously contested by approximately 70 neighbors, and the hearings spanned approximately 12 hours., 2020
    • On behalf of a non-profit museum, I successfully argued for a real estate tax exemption before the County Board of Assessment., 2020
    • On behalf of a municipal client, I successfully negotiated the settlement of a protracted land use appeal involving the redevelopment of a contaminated site.  The negotiation of this settlement was complex and ultimately culminated in a 35 page settlement agreement that detailed not only the use of the site, but the potential impacts of the use of the site on neighboring properties. On behalf of a general contract, I successfully negotiated the settlement of a contract dispute related to a municipal improvement project.  The negotiation of this settlement was complex and involved garnering the cooperation and support of several subcontractors., 2015
    • On behalf of a general contractor, I negotiated the settlement of a breach of contract matter.  This matter involved payment of a subcontractor.  To settle this matter, I had to coordinate the efforts of several subcontractors.  This matter culminated in a settlement, which was very favorable to my client., 2017


    • On behalf of a commercial client, I successfully negotiated the Agreement of Sale for an iconic office building., 2020
    • On behalf of a private client, a hotelier, I drafted a Zoning Ordinance Amendment that promoted redevelopment of blighted properties.  This was submitted to the municipality and ultimately approved.  This Zoning Ordinance Amendment will allow the redevelopment of almost 100 properties throughout the municipality., 2017
    • On behalf of a housing authority, I successfully argued for zoning variances to permit the re-development of a public housing project., 2019
    • On behalf of a private client, a car dealer, I successfully handled their conditional use hearing, zoning variance hearing, and all aspects of land development in order to get final land development approval for a large new automobile franchise., 2018
    • Drafted an extensive Zoning Ordinance and Map Amendment, which was done, in part, to allow for the redevelopment of a former monastary., 2015
    • Negotiated and handled the purchase of certain assets of a soda company on behalf of the purchaser., 2015
    • On behalf of a private client, I successfully negotiated the sale and consolidation of several lots as part of a large complex deal to develop a one-of-a-kind, regional business complex.  This transaction involved multiple agreements, easements, municipal approvals, and agreements.  This highly complex transaction also involved the coordination of the efforts of the developer, the construction company, the lot owners, a real estate investment trust, future tenants of the project, the municipality, utility providers and countless engineers. , 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007 Executive Managing Editor for Widener Law Journal, 2007
    • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Marketing and Women’s Studies, 2004 Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Women’s Studies, 2004

    Industry Groups

    • Auto Dealerships
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    Office Location for Stephanie Koenig

    645 Hamilton St
    Suite 800
    Allentown, PA 18101

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    Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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