Herc is the co-chair of the zoning and land use practice. He focuses his practice on real estate development with an emphasis on zoning and land use, handling permits, zoning approvals, land development, acquisitions, financing, and leasing. He provides his clients with the full range of legal services needed to get projects approved, constructed and stabilized.
Herc is a trusted advocate and counselor to his clients, who has distinguished himself as an attorney who gets deals done. He is particularly adept at assisting clients with building new properties, navigating the municipal process and following real estate deals from acquisition, to entitlement, to financing and construction, and, finally, to leasing and disposition.
A sampling of representative matters includes:
Herc was previously a partner at a mid-sized regional law firm and has served as an assistant city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Law Department with a focus on code enforcement, finance, contracts and real estate. This experience has enabled him to excel in administrative law and land use matters.
Widener University School of Law, J.D.
Boston College, B.A.
Member, Building Industry Association of Philadelphia
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
Member, NAIOP Philadelphia Chapter
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
Sustaining Member, Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2021- present)
Recognized as a “Best of the Bar” honoree (Real Estate) by Philadelphia Business Journal. (2023)
Recognized as a leading Real Estate Zoning/Land Use attorney in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA (2022-2023)*
Named to the Real Estate Dealmaker of the Year list by Philadelphia Business Journal (2020)*
Named to “The Best Lawyers in America©” list for Land Use and Zoning Law in Pennsylvania by Best Lawyers (2021-2024)*
Named to “The Best Lawyers in America©” list for Real Estate Law in Pennsylvania by Best Lawyers (2021-2024)*
Mentioned, “31-acre Manayunk paper plant property sells for $4.5M,” Philadelphia Business Journal, September, 9 2021
Press Release, “New Chairs Named in Zoning and Land Use Practice Group,” December 14, 2020
Mentioned, “Apartment complex plan at Fairmount Ave. near Delaware River will preserve historic rowhouses,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30, 2020
Press Release, “24 Attorneys Ranked by Best Lawyers 2021,” August 20, 2020
Moderator, “Philadelphia ZBA Goes Virtual: A Practitioner’s Guide,” July 13, 2020
Panelist, “Real Estate in a Post COVID-19 World: Laying a New Foundation for Your Business,” May 26, 2020
Quoted, Klehr Harrison makes noteworthy addition to land use practice,” May 7, 2019
Press Release, “Hercules W. Grigos Expands Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg’s Zoning and Land Use Practice,” May 6, 2019
Co-chair of the Philadelphia office's team, Hercules Grigos handles zoning and land use matters ranging from obtaining zoning approvals to assisting in acquisitions. "He is a knowledgeable lawyer." "Hercules is well respected in the space."