Paul Mullin is a Principal of the firm and a member of the Real Estate and Land Use Department, the Municipal Law Department, and the Medical Marijuana Department. Paul has represented and advised public and private clients in all stages of real estate transactions, including subdivision and land development, zoning, and the regulatory permit approval process. Paul’s diverse client base and background give him the understanding of all perspectives of a real estate transaction which permits him to recognize and troubleshoot potential issues to best serve his clients.
Paul has represented a variety of corporate, individual, and municipal clients in zoning and land use proceedings governed by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code in order to enable them to fully utilize their respective properties. Such representation has resulted in approvals and recommendations from not only the local governing bodies, zoning hearing boards, and planning commissions, but also state agencies involved in the development process, such as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Paul’s representation has run the gamut from obtaining land development approvals for a national hotel chain to obtaining zoning relief for a municipal water tank to obtaining swimming pool variances for individuals.
Paul currently advises the firm’s clients on the ever changing stormwater management regulations. In particular, Paul has advised his clients on the post construction stormwater management (PCSM) plan regulations applicable to NPDES permits so that his clients can timely obtain Notices of Termination for such permits.
Paul also advises firm clients on liquor related matters, including obtaining and transferring liquor licenses, brewery start-ups, and license compliance. He has assisted his clients with inter-municipal liquor license transfers and regulatory changes related to the liquor industry.
In the area of municipal law, Paul currently serves as solicitor to Hatfield Township Municipal Authority, Horsham Water and Sewer Authority, and North Penn Water Authority and serves as special counsel to various municipal authorities and municipalities throughout the state. He has advised his respective boards on personnel, employment, condemnation, litigation, procurement and rate setting matters. He advises his boards on the Right-to-Know Law, Ethics Act, Sunshine Act and Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act. He has developed a niche in areas governed by the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act, specifically sanitary sewer and water related matters. He has advised his respective boards on state and federal regulatory permitting, compliance, and enforcement matters and has assisted clients impacted by the Chesapeake Bay Initiative through negotiation of bilateral nutrient credit trading agreements to achieve compliance with Chesapeake Bay-related regulations.
In the area of medical marijuana, Paul has advised his clients on the land use and zoning regulations governing medical marijuana facilities. To that end, Paul has assisted his clients in obtaining zoning and land development approvals for both medical marijuana growing/ processing facilities and dispensaries. He has negotiated agreements of sale and leases to ensure compliance with the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act and other applicable laws.