J. Edmund Mullin co-chairs the Real Estate and Land Use Department of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. Practicing real estate, zoning and land use law for over 50 years, he has established a noted reputation in the areas of municipal and land use law in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Ed represents Fortune 500 companies as well as emerging businesses in industries ranging from oil producers through pharmaceuticals to retail businesses. He not only deals with townships and boroughs, but with PennDOT, DEP, and the county conservation districts for NPDES permits. Two of his major attributes as an advocate are first, his friendly relationships with municipal officials and staff, and second, his ability to construct effective solutions without going through a lot of red tape.
Long committed to serving the legal profession and real estate community, Ed is extremely involved and active in numerous organizations benefiting the community.
Ed serves as Chairman of the Joint State Government Commission charged with rewriting the real estate laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ed has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) and as its Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, President-Elect and President. He is a past chair of the MBA’s Community Outreach Committee, and a past President of the Montgomery Bar Foundation.
He is also active in the Pennsylvania Bar Association where he is a member of the Pennsylvania Judicial Evaluation Commission as well as a retired member of the House of Delegates. He was appointed in January 2021 to the Pennsylvania Builders Association MPC Municipal Abuse Special Committee, a committee that investigates complaints and concerns of builders involving municipal abuse of builders. Ed is a member of the Legal Action Network for Development Strategies (LANDS), which is a group of approximately 200 attorneys nationwide who work with the National Association of Home Builders. He is also a member of the American Land Title Association’s Title Action Network, a group formed to communicate with legislators, statewide and federal, on issues affecting the land title industry.
In addition, Ed is a past member of the Board of Directors of Continental Bank, which merged into Bryn Mawr Trust Company, and Gwynedd Mercy Academy, where he served for 9 years.
In terms of honors, Ed received the Muhlenberg Award for Leadership from the Historical Society of Trappe and was named to the Hall of Fame of the Homebuilders Association of Bucks and Montgomery Counties. He has been consistently named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list since 2004 and was named the Best Lawyers®2019 Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia. “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions “are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.”
Ed is a retired member of the Board of Consultors of Villanova University School of Law. He served for 20 years on the Montgomery County Community College Board of Trustees and was head of the Century Club Committee of the Muhlenberg House Restoration Project of the Trappe Historical Society. Ed is also on the Board of Trustees of Mercy Career & Technical High School and was Chairman of the Board at Saint Mary’s Villa. He received both his undergraduate (B.A. 1963) and his law degree, Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1966).