Leonard focuses his practice on the land use and zoning aspects of real estate development. He has experience representing various Municipalities and Zoning Hearing Boards where he advised and defended his clients on Zoning & Land Use, Federal Civil Rights, Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act, Public Official Liability and Premises Liability. He works collaboratively with numerous municipalities and governmental agencies to achieve zoning and/or land use approval for various types of residential and commercial construction projects.
With his interdisciplinary background and experience as corporate counsel, Leonard brings a unique skill set to the challenges that residential and commercial developers face throughout the land development process.
Extensively involved in his community, Leonard currently serves as an elected member of the Newtown Township (Delaware County) Board of Supervisors, wherein January of 2022, his colleagues elevated him to the position of Board Chair. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors in 2019, he served on the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors from 2013 to 2019, holding various leadership positions on the School Board. From 2015 to 2019, Leonard served as Chair of the Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Committee, as well as Chair of the Transportation and Facilities Committee from 2013 to 2014. Leonard also served on the Newtown Township Planning Commission from 2013 to 2018, serving as Commission Secretary from 2015 to 2018.
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Delaware County Bar Association
Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS)
Newtown Township Board of Supervisors, 2020-Present
Board of Directors, The Arc of Delaware County, 2014-2017
Director, Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, March 2013-December 2019
Newtown Township Planning Commission, 2013-2018
Board of Governors, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) – 2010-2012
Author, “Judge Rules Pennsylvania’s System of School Funding is Unconstitutional,” March 9, 2023
Author, “PA Court Finds ‘Special Assessment Fee’ is Actually an Improper “Tax” Assessed Against a Non-Profit University,” February 3, 2023
Press Release, “Altieri Appointed to the Delaware County Redevelopment Authority,” February 2, 2023
Press Release, “Altieri Unanimously Reelected Chairman of Newtown Township Board of Supervisors,” January 4, 2022
Author, “Reminder: Property Tax Assessment Appeal Deadline for Philadelphia is October 3,” September 13, 2022
Author, “2023 Property Tax Assessment Appeal Deadline Approaching,” July 27, 2022