Marshal Granor

Marshal Granor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Horsham, PA

Granor & Granor, PC
 | 721 Dresher Road, Suite 1000
Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: 215-830-1100
Fax: 215-830-8599
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Mr. Granor's practice includes representing builders and developers as well as community associations, drafting condominium and planned community documents, plus representing buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants in simple and complex residential, commercial and industrial real estate transactions. His clients include developers, condominium and home owners' associations, lessors, owner-occupants, banks, investors, and business entities. He is the Real Property Division Vice-Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section as well as past-editor of its newsletter.  Mr. Granor is a fellow of the College of Community Association Lawyers and is a frequent lecturer on community association and real estate matters for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other continuing education providers. He is a member of Community Associations Institute Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley Legislative Action Committee.  Mr. Granor is the managing shareholder of the firm.

About Marshal Granor

Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.granorlaw.com/about/

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow of Community Associations Institute's College of Community Association Lawyers, College of Community Association Lawyers, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey licensed real estate broker, Pennsylvania and New Jersey licensed title insurance agent, Pennsylvania licensed real estate instructor.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2019
  • Fellow, College of Community Association Lawyers (2013 to present), 2013
  • Member (2009 - Present) Governing Council of Pennsylvania Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Real Property Division Chair 2017 - 2019. Section Chair 2019 - 2020., 2009
  • Member Community Associations Institute of Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley's Legislative Action Committee, (2012 to present), 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Frequent continuing education presenter for Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2018
  • Co-President (2004 - 2018) Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Teaching:   Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "The New Uniform Planned Community Act," Spring, 1997 presentations in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.  Real Estate Academy of Bucks County – Licensed Real Estate Instructor:  Continuing Education elective course – Contracts, 2002, 2003, & 2006; Continuing Education elective course – Condominiums and Home Owners Assns., 2003 through 2012.  Continuing Education elective course – Environmental Issues in Real Estate Sales, 2008 through 2012.  Gratz College Continuing Legal Education – Am I My Neighbor's Keeper?  3-hour elective CLE course – April 4, 2003.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Community Association Law Symposium," September/ October, 2005 presentations in Philadelphia, Mechanicsburg and Poconos.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Dealing with Developers' Liabilities in Condominium & Home Owner Associations," September/October, 2006 presentations in Philadelphia, Mechanicsburg and Allentown.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "The Ever-Changing PAR Agreement of Sale,"      December, 2006 presentation at the Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Asbestos and Radon and Mold, Oh My.  Disclosing and dealing with environmental issues in real estate sales," December, 2007 presentation at the Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Community Association Law Adds Complexity to Neighbor Law," September, 2008 presentation in Philadelphia September 9, 2008.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Community Associations in a Down Market," a portion of PBI course: "Condominium and Homeowner Associations: A New Look at Developing Issues" October/November, 2008 presentations at Skytop, Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course " Boilerplate and Addenda – the Hidden Gems of the PAR Residential Agreement of Sale," December, 2008 presentation at the Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Dealing with Failed or Abandoned Development Projects," a portion of PBI course: "Dealing with Condominium and Homeowner Associations in a Down Market" October- December, 2009 presentations at Malvern, Mechanicsburg and Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Active Adult Housing: Special Issues in the 55+ Community Association," December 3, 2009 presentation at the PBI Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Forming the Association and Preparing the Governing Documents," a portion of PBI course: "Condos and HOAs from A to Z:  Understanding the Basics " November and December, 2010 presentations at Mechanicsburg and Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Doing Good Deeds…and Titles," March – April, 2011 presentations at Pittsburgh, Mechanicsburg and Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Drafting and Modifying Residential Agreements of Sale," March, 2012, presentations at Mechanicsburg and Philadelphia.Montgomery Bar Association Course "Insight Into Condominiums and Homeowners Associations," May 17, 2012.  Presentation at Norristown, being an overview of community association law, selection of the association type, financing, and municipal concerns.Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course "Condos and the Courts: the Latest Cases and Trends in Community Associations Today," December, 2012, presentation at the Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia.Community Associations Institute 2013 Legal Symposium "Hot Cases and Trends in Condo and HOA Law," March 6, 2013, presentation at symposium, King of Prussia, PAReal Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Annual Meeting "Recent Developments in Real Property," A Presentation of the Latest Cases and Trends, May 9, 2013, presentation at the Annual Meeting Continuing Education Sessions, in Pittsburgh.Real Estate Today, February, 1994 "Bending the Condo Rules" (article on FNMA and FHA financing for condominiums.) Principal Draftsman Pennsylvania Uniform Planned Community Act, Act 180, 1996.  The Legal Intelligencer, "1998 Amendment to the Uniform Planned Community Act," April 16, 1998. Community Assets, Spring, 2002, "Introduction to Mold for Community Associations."   Presentations:    People's Law School, Fall 1999 and Fall 1996, lecturer in real estate law (Community College of Philadelphia). WPEN Radio, "All About Real Estate with Jay Lamont", 1/9/94.  Guest speaker regarding condominium communities and miscellaneous legal topics; Community Associations Institute, National Law Seminar, January 16-18, 1994;  Granor Price Homes New Homebuyer Seminar, North Wales, PA, May 3, 1994.  Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh Seminar, "Uniform Planned Community Act – Implications for Builders and Developers," 1997.  Home Builders Association of Bucks/Montgomery Counties Seminar, "Uniform Planned Community Act -- Implications for Builders and Developers," 1997, 1998.  Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company Course "The Uniform Planned Community Act – Implications for Title Insurers," April, 1998.  Lawyers Title Insurance Company Course "The Uniform Planned Community Act – Implications for Title Insurers," May, 1998.  Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company Course, South Central Region, "The Uniform Planned Community Act – Implications for Title Insurers," September, 1998.  Home Builders Association of Bucks/Montgomery Counties Seminar on Pennsylvania Act 112, Real Estate Brokers' Disclosure Law, December, 1999.  Joint HBA and CAI Seminar on "Tackling the Transition," from the Developer to the Association, October, 2001.  Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission & Temple University's Center for Sustainable Communities conference "Building From Strength:  Strategies for Older Suburbs and Boroughs panelist, April 30, 2002.  Congress for the New Urbanism panelist, "Developing Across the Transect in Philadelphia," May 19, 2007.  National Association of Real Estate Editors panelist, "Building Brown: High-style Industrial Living," Philadelphia, May, 2007
  • Country-wide review of cases, statutes and ordinances addressing and regulating short-term rentals in the US, with special emphasis on controls imposed by community associations., Author and Presenter, Short-term Rentals Update of Cases and Statutes, 2019 National Community Association Law Seminar, New Orleans, Community Association Attorneys And Managers, 2019
  • Presented at Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 2018 Real Estate Institute, Author and Co-Presenter, The Upside-Down World of Short-Term Rentals, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute's annual Real Estate Institute, December, 2018, Author and Co-Presenter, Annual Condo/HOA Case Law and Legislative Update, 2018
  • Article giving step by step instructions on termination of condominium regimes and replacements with planned community (home owners association). Printed in Summer 2013 edition of Pennsylvania Bar Assn's Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Newsletter, Converting an Existing Condominium into a Planned Community, Pennsylvania Bar Assn's Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Newsletter, 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • One of five principal authors of Pennsylvania's Uniform Planned Community Act , 1996

Educational Background:

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • JD, Temple University School of Law, 1980
  • BA, Central High School, Philadelphia, 1973

Industry Groups

  • Community Associations
  • Housing & Development
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Marshal Granor

721 Dresher Road
Suite 1000
Horsham, PA 19044

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Last Updated: 2/25/2019

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