On November 15, 2012, Joe addressed the ACBA Municipal and School Solicitors Association on the specifics of the newly passed Pennsylvania Land Bank Legislation.
The new law will allow any county, city or borough with a population of at least 10,000 residents to establish new land banks as single-purpose organizations to serve the role of acquiring delinquent property on an untaxed basis for five years with the intent to recycle it for new private or public uses. While the law is expected to prove successful across a broad range of municipalities, it is predicted to provide substantial aid to the smaller communities that have fewer resources than some of the larger areas.
The Municipal and School Solicitors Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association serves as a forum to attorneys involved in local government. Through an interchange of information and a discussion of issues that affect municipalities, school districts, and authorities, the Section sponsors CLE programs, collects and disseminates court opinions, arbitrations and awards and provides constant updates to the law.
Joe Gramc is a member of the firm’s School and Municipal Law Group. He works extensively with the appointed local servicer to pursue the collection of delinquent taxes. In this capacity, Joe assists in providing oversight and direction in the preparation and management of lawsuits filed to maximize the municipality's delinquent collections.