John C. Snyder

John C. Snyder

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (610) 251-5079
Fax: (610) 408-4409

Primary Office

Chesterbrook
1200 Liberty Ridge Drive
Suite 200
Wayne, PA 19087-5569

John C. Snyder

John Snyder concentrates his practice in the areas of land use planning and real estate development. For more than 30 years, he has represented commercial, industrial, and residential clients in the full spectrum of real estate development and land use planning, including land use approvals, construction contracts, financing transactions, environmental compliance and permitting, environmental remediation, solid waste management, real estate acquisition, syndication, and community associations. He has also served as counsel to both municipal and private clients on golf course projects.

John joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Project and Resource Development Department in 1997 after almost 25 years of practice in a mid-sized, suburban Philadelphia real estate firm. His real estate experience has been diverse, touching on such unusual areas as small issue bond financing, permitting for sanitary landfills and other locally undesirable land uses, and environmental permitting for development projects. However, his main focus has been the representation of residential, commercial, and industrial developments within the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. His clients include small and large residential builders (including local, regional, and national companies), commercial and shopping center developers, industrial and corporate park developers, large national companies (for both corporate headquarters and development sites), and landowners desiring to enhance the value of their properties for future development and land use.

Working out of the Chesterbrook office of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, John has recently represented development clients in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, and York counties. The projects have varied in size from single convenience store or home sites to sites of almost 1,400 acres. These projects have included such diverse challenges as Native American villages and other historic resources, wetland and riparian buffer and permits, stormwater management, and exception value stream concerns and traffic planning. In addition, he has been active in the approval and documentation process for retirement community housing in Southeastern Pennsylvania, starting with the advent of retirement housing in the mid-1970s.

Working with the Chester County Development Council, the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, and the Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties on development-related issues in Southeastern Pennsylvania, he has served, and continues to serve, on a number of committees and task forces that have addressed stormwater, stream designation, transportation, brownfields, and environmental regulation issues affecting the region and his clients.

John is active in a number of industry groups in Southeastern Pennsylvania, including the Home Builders Association, the Chamber of Business and Industry, and the South Eastern Economic Development Company of PA (SEED Co.). He serves on the Boards of each of these organizations and has been the chairman of SEED Co. and the Chester County Economic Development Council. He is active in and/or chairs a number of committees for these organizations, many of which focus on local government or environmental issues facing the development industry. As such, he has been a spokesperson for these organizations before state and local governmental bodies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Thought Leadership

No results.

October 24, 2011
To Satisfy EPA, Builder Must Implement a Company-Wide Management, Reporting and Training Program for Stormwater Compliance
July 1, 2011
Pennsylvania’s new Data Quality Act requires rulemaking agencies to rely on “acceptable data”
January 1, 2010
New limitations on DEP stormwater permitting in Special Protection Watersheds

No results.

Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
February 4, 2010
Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
April 30, 2003
Developments in Stormwater Regulation in Pennsylvania: Protecting the Environment or Controlling Growth?

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Recipient of the Pillar Award, Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties, 2010

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors and Past Chairman, Chester County Economic Development Council

Member, Board of Directors and Past Chairman, Southeastern Economic Development Company of Pennsylvania

Member, Board of Directors, Chester County Economic Development Foundation

Member, Board of Directors, Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry

Member, Board of Directors, Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties

Member, Board of Directors, White Horse Village, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors, 1st Tee of Chester and Delaware Counties

President, Paoli Wildcats Basketball Club

Member, Board of Directors, Stonewall Links, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors, Waynesborough Country Club

Member, Citizens' Action Committee, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on the Route 29 Slip Ramp

Member, Chester County Infrastructure Task Force

Education

J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1970

  • Member, Villanova Law Review

B.A., University of Delaware, 1967

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Clerkships

The Honorable James C. Crumlish, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, 1970-1972

John Snyder concentrates his practice in the areas of land use planning and real estate development. For more than 30 years, he has represented commercial, industrial, and residential clients in the full spectrum of real estate development and land use planning, including land use approvals, construction contracts, financing transactions, environmental compliance and permitting, environmental remediation, solid waste management, real estate acquisition, syndication, and community associations. He has also served as counsel to both municipal and private clients on golf course projects.

John joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Project and Resource Development Department in 1997 after almost 25 years of practice in a mid-sized, suburban Philadelphia real estate firm. His real estate experience has been diverse, touching on such unusual areas as small issue bond financing, permitting for sanitary landfills and other locally undesirable land uses, and environmental permitting for development projects. However, his main focus has been the representation of residential, commercial, and industrial developments within the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. His clients include small and large residential builders (including local, regional, and national companies), commercial and shopping center developers, industrial and corporate park developers, large national companies (for both corporate headquarters and development sites), and landowners desiring to enhance the value of their properties for future development and land use.

Working out of the Chesterbrook office of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, John has recently represented development clients in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, and York counties. The projects have varied in size from single convenience store or home sites to sites of almost 1,400 acres. These projects have included such diverse challenges as Native American villages and other historic resources, wetland and riparian buffer and permits, stormwater management, and exception value stream concerns and traffic planning. In addition, he has been active in the approval and documentation process for retirement community housing in Southeastern Pennsylvania, starting with the advent of retirement housing in the mid-1970s.

Working with the Chester County Development Council, the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, and the Home Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties on development-related issues in Southeastern Pennsylvania, he has served, and continues to serve, on a number of committees and task forces that have addressed stormwater, stream designation, transportation, brownfields, and environmental regulation issues affecting the region and his clients.

John is active in a number of industry groups in Southeastern Pennsylvania, including the Home Builders Association, the Chamber of Business and Industry, and the South Eastern Economic Development Company of PA (SEED Co.). He serves on the Boards of each of these organizations and has been the chairman of SEED Co. and the Chester County Economic Development Council. He is active in and/or chairs a number of committees for these organizations, many of which focus on local government or environmental issues facing the development industry. As such, he has been a spokesperson for these organizations before state and local governmental bodies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.