COVID-19 UPDATE: During this time, we will remain fully operational with limited staff. We are conducting consultations, hearings, and client meetings via Zoom Video Conferencing and FaceTime. Call the office to discuss your options.


We weather the legal storm so that you don’t have to

Municipal Law

Silverman, Tokarsky & Forman, LLC - Estate Planning
Silverman, Tokarsky & Forman, LLC - Estate Planning

Call Today For A Consultation


We weather the legal storm so that you don’t have to

  1. Home
  2.  » Municipal Law

Helping Clients Navigate Building And Development Concerns

Whether you are a business owner looking to expand your company, a homeowner seeking to build a new addition to your house or a developer dreaming up a beautiful new apartment complex, you will need to obtain a zoning variance. At Silverman, Tokarsky & Forman, L.L.C, our attorneys understand the local municipal laws and are prepared to advocate for your right to build.

Ensuring Compliance With Local Codes

Before you pick up the hammer or hire a contractor, it’s best to secure approval from your township. If you are unsure about what the local ordinances might mean for your building project, talk to one of our lawyers. They have the knowledge and the resources to help clients in Somerset, Johnstown and Windber with complex commercial laws or simple residential petitions. Reach out if you have concerns regarding the following and more:

  • Zoning issues that interfere with your ability to use your property or in some way interfere with your ability to conduct business
  • Planning codes and subdivision compliance concerns
  • Land development assistance, including obtaining of special use permits and submission of variance requests

Our attorneys have the added advantage of previously working as solicitors, so we know what it takes to successfully petition for a variance in the state of Pennsylvania. We understand how unique everyone’s case or situation may be and how the laws change from city to city, so we work to ensure that our representation is tailored to your needs. Let us help you achieve the most favorable results today.

Contact Us Today For Help With Your Project

If you have been denied a zoning variance for whatever reason, contact Silverman, Tokarsky & Forman, L.L.C, without delay. Call 814-792-2412 to schedule a consultation where we can review the details of your case. The sooner you send us a message, the faster we can help you get your project back on track.