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Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
  • B.A., St. Vincent College
  • M.U.R.P., University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

J. Robert Hanlon, Jr. is a member of the firm’s Real Estate & Lending Group, working primarily in the areas of real estate acquisition and development, commercial lending, residential lending, commercial leasing, tax assessment appeals, and municipal zoning. Rob’s residential real estate practice focuses on serving private banking customers of small, mid-size, and large banking institutions.  Mr. Hanlon coordinates the firm’s title agencies with several nationally known underwriters conducting closings in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.  Rob has successfully assisted residential and commercial developers in their acquisition efforts, lending requirements, and construction projects.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Bar Associations, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities Committee, Member
  • National Civil War Museum (NCWM) in Harrisburg, Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee and History & Exhibits Committee, Member
    • Advisory Council, Chairperson
  • Hidden Valley Resort Community’s Architectural Control Committee and Strategic Long Range Planning Committee, Member
  • American Planning Association (APA), Past Member of the Pittsburgh Chapter’s Executive Board

Additional Information

Following completion of his Master’s Degree, Rob was employed for twelve years as a Regional Planner on the staff of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission (SPRPC).  As a Regional Planner, he was involved in a variety of planning activities including environmental, water quality, transportation, and aviation planning programs, as well as land use and zoning projects.  While employed as a Regional Planner on the staff of the SPRPC, Rob also prepared the Airport Zoning Regulations for the 17 public airports in the six-county southwestern Pennsylvania Region.

Rob enjoys golfing, renovating residential investment properties, target shooting, and collecting military weapons.  He is licensed by the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as a “Collector of Curios and Relics.”

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1986
    • Duquesne Law Review, Staff Member
  • M.U.R.P., University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 1975
  • B.A. in Political Science and Economics, St. Vincent College, 1973
  • Rob has conducted several seminars on airport zoning regulations for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission (SPRPC) and presented a paper on airport zoning at the Sixth Annual Pennsylvania Aviation Conference cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aviation and the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania.
  • Mr. Hanlon has also conducted several CLE programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on the residential and commercial loan process, tax assessment appeals, and title insurance issues.
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law