to announce that Thomas Chapman
the Firm as Of Counsel in the institutional real estate group.
Mr. Chapman comes to Blank Rome after nearly 30 years of service with the City of
Prior to joining Blank Rome, Mr. Chapman served as the Acting Executive Director and Secretary for Strategic Planning of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.
In this capacity, Mr. Chapman
was responsible for all functions of the
municipal planning agency, including managing the capital program and budget, reviewing zoning legislation, and preparing and implementing the city's land use and environmental laws and regulations.
Mr. Chapman reported directly to the Mayor of Philadelphia.
Before being named acting executive director, Mr. Chapman worked in various positions within the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for more than 25 years.
gained extensive experience in city, state and federal zoning and development controls; municipal land use and zoning process, and reviewing development plans for regulatory compliance.
A resident of Philadelphia, Mr. Chapman is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Chapman received his Doctor of Law from Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from
Thomas A. Chapman