Mark Hosterman has extensive experience in Land Use, Real Estate, General Corporate Counsel, Homeowners Associations, and Municipal Law.
With over 26 years of practicing law, Mr. Hosterman provides outstanding, cost-effective, and highly responsive legal assistance to corporate clients, homeowners associations, public entities, and individuals. Each legal matter is given personal attention to achieve the desired results with the benefit of the team approach to make sure all legal needs are handled efficiently and expeditiously.
Mr. Hosterman advises businesses on a daily basis and handles a diverse array of legal matters on behalf of corporate clients such as employment law matters, contractor agreements, complex terminations, lease negotiation and drafting, zoning and code compliance, criminal investigations in the workplace, OSHA recording and reporting, ADA compliance, assessment appeals, and various land use, zoning, and real estate matters among a myriad of other issues facing private sector clients.
Mr. Hosterman also has extensive experience in all aspects of municipal law, including large, multi-faceted subdivision and land development, complex ordinance drafting, community aesthetic and economic revitalization, termination and other employment issues, collective bargaining, open space planning and acquisition, community planning, preservation of historical resources, and numerous other areas of law impacting municipalities and authorities.
Mr. Hosterman regularly represents landowners and developers in all aspects of land use and development including appearances before zoning hearing boards, architectural review boards, planning commissions, and governing bodies.
Mr. Hosterman serves as solicitor to the following:
- Township of East Coventry, Borough of Red Hill, Red Hill Water Authority, Rockledge Zoning Hearing Board, The Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission.
Mr. Hosterman has served as special counsel to the following:
- Borough of Lansdale, Hatfield Township Zoning Hearing Board, and Upper Salford Township Zoning Hearing Board.
- Bond Counsel in $10.5 million bond issue securing long term, historically-low rate for municipal client.
- Negotiated $3.5 million private contribution agreement to preserve a township’s historic resource during federal relicensing review.
- Facilitated $1.8 million developer contribution for new fire house and municipal building.
- Facilitated agreements between authority and developer for proposed $30 million transportation oriented redevelopment project.
- Represented municipal client in land acquisition for $2.8 million streetscape project.
- Represented municipal client in negotiating intermunicipal agreements to construct sewer main and connect local industry to sewer plant resulting in $5.6 million EDU fee to municipal client.
- Represented various municipal clients in open space acquisitions totaling more than $3.8 million in permanently preserved open space.
Representative Verdicts and Settlements
- Represented municipality against surety in Federal Court to pay or perform duties in wake of a developer’s default. Under the pressure of impending trial on the case, Mr. Hosterman negotiated a settlement agreement which not only covered the cost of the improvements to be completed but covered all legal and engineering fees.
- Mr. Hosterman successfully prosecuted a zoning violation case where the property owner was issued a cease and desist order to enjoin operation of a construction business in a residential district. The case was appealed and the township was successful on all levels of appeal.
- Mr. Hosterman has successfully declared default under numerous development agreements and negotiated favorable settlement agreements whereby the work was completed at little or no out of pocket expense to the municipality. Recently, one such settlement resulted in the township’s acquisition of the undeveloped subdivided lots for permanent open space purposes.
Speeches and Publications
- Frequent training presenter to elected and appointed officials. Mr. Hosterman focuses his presentations on the applicability of the Ethics Acts and voting conflicts including discussion of numerous hypothetical voting conflicts that may be encountered by elected officials.
Charitable and Community Activities
- Mr. Hosterman offers pro bono services to select local churches. Recently, he helped a local church negotiate a solar energy conversion agreement with a national solar energy company. The church is now fully solar-powered and will realize a $16,000 annual savings. Mr. Hosterman represented another local church in a contract dispute over the installation of ADA accessibility equipment. The case went to hearing resulting in judgment being entered in favor of the church.
- Mr. Hosterman volunteers his time as Treasurer and Adult Leader of Boy Scout Troop 16, Franconia, PA.
- Mr. Hosterman is an active member of the Pottstown Chapter of AMBUCS.
- Mr. Hosterman enjoys spending time with family, bicycling, skiing, traveling, camping, and the beach.