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Meredith L. Ferleger

Partner
Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7052
Fax(215) 575-7200
mferleger@dilworthlaw.com

Assistant

Alicia Baldwin
Direct(215) 575-7173
abaldwin@dilworthlaw.com

Meredith Ferleger focuses on zoning, land use and real estate law, representing residential, commercial, financial and institutional clients. She has extensive experience navigating the development process including interacting with various City agencies and government stakeholders as well as seeking approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Meredith has assisted in the formation of several condominiums and Planned Unit Developments across the City. She has also participated in pursuing and defending several appeals to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas of land use approvals involving landmark legal principles and development proposals.

Meredith successfully pursued real estate tax appeals resulting in the reduction in millions of dollars of assessed property value. She has also represented residential and commercial landlords throughout the City to comply with licensing and disclosure requirements as well as seeking tenant evictions through Municipal Court.

Meredith is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law and School of Business where she earned her joint Law and Master of Business Administration degrees. She earned joint Bachelor of Science degrees from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

Representative Experience

  • Participated in the representation of a publicly traded REIT in its sweeping redevelopment proposal in West Philadelphia including securing novel legislation and all necessary land development approvals for the creation of millions of new square feet of office, commercial and residential space.
  • Represented a property owner in negotiating for the reduction of municipal liabilities related to taxes, utilities, and municipal fines across its portfolio of real estate in Philadelphia.
  • Represented a client in developing state-wide, site specific zoning analyses to assess the feasibility of opening business locations at each site and detailing the approval process for each municipality.
  • Represented a developer in securing variance approval before the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment for a mixed-use proposal in the City’s Kensington neighborhood that garnered significant public interest.
  • Represents landlords in handling the eviction process in Philadelphia Municipal Court.
  • Successfully negotiated a 30% ($3 million) reduction of a client's real estate assessment.
  • Represented a developer in securing zoning and related approvals, including the creation of a Planned Unit Development, for a multi-phase housing development project.
  • Pursued and defended several zoning appeals in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas including drafting complex briefs and presenting oral argument.
  • Represented an international retailer in securing land development approvals for the construction of several warehouse and distribution facilities across the Commonwealth.
  • Represents property owners in transactional matters such as drafting easements, agreements of sale, and other land development-specific agreements.
  • Represented medical marijuana provider in securing land use approvals to operate several dispensary locations around the Commonwealth.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Commissioner, Ward 2, the Township of Upper Dublin
  • Solicitor, Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office

Speeches & Presentations

  • Speaker, Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Briefing – 2018
  • Speaker, Philadelphia Zoning & Land Use 2018: A Primer on Process, Tactics and Inner-Workings of Philadelphia Development - 2018

Professional Recognition

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2019, 2020
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Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 2012
    • Special Projects Editor, Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal
    • Dorothy Day Ward for Exemplary Pro Bono Service
  • M.B.A., Villanova University School of Business, 2012
  • B.S., summa cum laude, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University , 2009
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2012

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