John P. McBlain, Esq. is an experienced litigator and municipal law and real estate attorney. In his practice, John serves as solicitor or general counsel for governments, municipal authorities, zoning hearing boards and nonprofit organizations. He also assists individuals and businesses with real estate matters involving zoning, land development, redevelopment, adaptive reuse, acquisitions and agreements of sale and leases as well as tax assessments.
John has decades of experience handling both large and small real estate development projects that have reshaped Delaware County. While representing the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Delaware, John handled acquiring a portion of environmentally damaged waterfront, formerly a shipbuilding site, that was redeveloped into Harrah’s Philly Racetrack and Casino. The site now generates over $20 million per year in local tax and other revenue. He also led negotiations for developing a professional sports facility, Subaru Park, the home of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union franchise. He has also enabled Monroe Energy to build an oil refinery in Delaware County. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board of the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority, a body created to provide loans for capital projects to boroughs, townships, cities, school districts and counties by Pennsylvania’s Municipality Authorities Act and he also served as Delaware County’s representative on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Metropolitan Planning Organization designated for the Greater Philadelphia Region.