Following enabling legislation enacted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia's City Council passed its own land bank legislation in December 2013. The Philadelphia Land Bank began 2015 by issuing its first RFP, taking concrete steps to address the issues pertaining to the city's vacant properties. Join us for a breakfast briefing to hear an overview of the status and about challenges facing land banks, and the city's Land Bank implementation plans and initiatives.


  • The creation of land banks in Pennsylvania 
  • City ordinances and regulations governing the Land Bank 
  • Implementation of the Land Bank 
  • Practical and procedural considerations in the implementation of the Land Bank


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Seminar


Joanne Phillips, Partner
Ballard Spahr


Winifred M. Branton, Esq., Principal
Branton Strategies

Jennifer Kates, Esq., Legislative Assistant
Office of Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez

Steven D. Rothberg, Esq., President
First American Title, General Land Division

Eileen Quigley, Associate
Ballard Spahr

This program offers 1.5 Pennsylvania and 1.8 New Jersey CLE credits. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining credit from other jurisdictions. This program is approved for 1.5 AIA CE credits.

For more information, contact Peter Szekeres at 215.864.8532 or


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Peter Szekeres