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Kathleen M.
Mannard

Associate

Kathleen M. Mannard is an Associate in the firm’s Municipal and Real Estate, Zoning, and Land Development practice groups.

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460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Assistant
Ana Hernandez
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Kathleen M. Mannard advises clients on a wide range of matters impacting municipalities, developers, corporations, and individuals, including, but not limited to, code enforcement, contract and agreement development, ordinance formulation and review, land use and zoning matters, property acquisition and subdivision, and land development. Ms. Mannard regularly handles matters governed by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and the Code’s intersection with agency regulations and constitutional law.

Prior to joining Wisler Pearlstine, she practiced law in Pittsburgh with a focus in municipal law and real estate litigation. Ms. Mannard earned her law degree with a concentration in environment and energy law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While attending law school, she interned with the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.

Representative Matters

• Advised a tech business with code compliance and approvals for use.
• Successfully represented landowners in a zoning dispute over a drug and rehabilitation center.
• Advised homeowners associations and planned communities on the creation and enforcement of declarations and rules and regulations.
• Represented homeowners in a zoning hearing board appeal of a residential accessory use.
• Argued before the Commonwealth Court in a land use appeal on behalf of a municipality.

Personal Interests

When not practicing law, Ms. Mannard enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and traveling with her husband, family and friends.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2020)

University of Pittsburgh (B.A., Anthropology, 2017)

Professional and Civic Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Municipal Law Section, Young Lawyer Liaison

Montgomery County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

2020 Scholarship Recipient – Allegheny County Bar Association, Environment and Energy Law Section

Speeches and Publications

• Kathleen M. Mannard, Lake Erie Bill of Rights Struck Down: Why the Rights of Nature Movement Is a Nonviable Legislative Strategy for Municipalities Plagued by Pollution, 28 BUFF. ENVTL. L.J. 39 (2020-2021).

• Co-Presenter, Written Decisions Under the MPC: Developing the Record and Drafting a Strong Decision, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Annual Conference, April 2022.

• Co-Presenter, Recent Trends in “Health, Safety and Welfare” Municipal Legislation, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Fall Seminar, September 2021.

Previous Employment

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky

  • Associate Attorney – 2020-2022
  • Law Clerk – 2019

Kathleen M.
Mannard

Associate

Kathleen M. Mannard is an Associate in the firm’s Municipal and Real Estate, Zoning, and Land Development practice groups.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Assistant
Ana Hernandez
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Kathleen M. Mannard advises clients on a wide range of matters impacting municipalities, developers, corporations, and individuals, including, but not limited to, code enforcement, contract and agreement development, ordinance formulation and review, land use and zoning matters, property acquisition and subdivision, and land development. Ms. Mannard regularly handles matters governed by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and the Code’s intersection with agency regulations and constitutional law.

Prior to joining Wisler Pearlstine, she practiced law in Pittsburgh with a focus in municipal law and real estate litigation. Ms. Mannard earned her law degree with a concentration in environment and energy law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While attending law school, she interned with the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.

Representative Matters

• Advised a tech business with code compliance and approvals for use.
• Successfully represented landowners in a zoning dispute over a drug and rehabilitation center.
• Advised homeowners associations and planned communities on the creation and enforcement of declarations and rules and regulations.
• Represented homeowners in a zoning hearing board appeal of a residential accessory use.
• Argued before the Commonwealth Court in a land use appeal on behalf of a municipality.

Personal Interests

When not practicing law, Ms. Mannard enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and traveling with her husband, family and friends.