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David J. Brooman

Partner

Phone: 610-275-0700

Fax: 610-275-5290

Email: dbrooman@highswartz.com

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David J. Brooman has more than three decades experience in zoning and land use development, as well as environmental law. His background includes negotiating creative solutions in complex land use and environmental disputes and litigation during project development. He has also counseled public and private companies, developers and lenders, and municipal governments on the business risks and economic impacts of federal, state and local land use and environmental regulations. Brooman is well-versed in crisis management and controversial land uses.

Brooman’s engagements include serving as special environmental and land use counsel to a Pennsylvania municipality in its acquisition and redevelopment of a former 209-acre abandoned state mental hospital complex, resulting in a public/private partnership with 40 acres sold for private development (100 carriage houses and 198 age-restricted condominiums) and 169 acres retained by the municipality for recreational and open space. In addition, Brooman spearheaded a public/private partnership to acquire and develop the former 114-acre Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for use as a state-of-the-art commercial ship building operation for an international shipbuilder.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • New Jersey, 1983
  • New York, 2012

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1979

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1982 - present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Environmental and Energy Law Section, Member, 2013 - present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Municipal Law Section, Member, 2013 - present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, 2014 - present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, 1982 - present
  • Pennsylvania Resources Council, Member
  • The Support Center for Child Advocates, Child Advocate, 1984 - 2012
  • The Support Center for Child Advocates - Outstanding Advocate Award, 1995
  • American Bar Association, Former Member, 1982 - 2013
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Former Member, 1983 - 2013
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004-2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018