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17 West Gay Street, Suite 200
West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 610.692.1371
asundquist@utbf.com

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Amanda J. Sundquist

Amanda Sundquist’s practice is focused on education and municipality law and land use and zoning. On the governmental side, her clients include school districts, townships, boroughs, counties, authorities, business improvement districts, zoning hearing boards and planning commissions. She advises on a wide range of topics necessary for their daily operations, such as policy and ordinance development, application of state and federal law, personnel and student issues, contracting and bidding, and the Right-to-Know Law.

In her land use and zoning practice, Amanda guides developers, business owners and homeowners through the zoning development and approval process, including advocacy at hearings and before appellate courts. As Amanda’s practice is in many ways “two-sides of the same coin,” she is able to provide both her governmental and developer clients with a unique understanding of all parties’ wants and needs, supported by an unwavering focus on creating a viable path to move projects forward.

A 2010 Legal Intelligencer “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” a 2011 recipient of the Chester County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Service Award, a Main Line Today “Top Lawyer” in Municipal Law, and a multi-year Philadelphia Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Amanda’s clients and colleagues alike value and appreciate her accessibility and focus on their needs. Amanda’s capacity to effective advocate for each client’s goals is supported by her ability to apply the law in a practical manner that her clients can incorporate into their every-day operations.

Amanda’s proven skill in analyzing and overcoming serious problems and daunting obstacles on behalf of her clients is enhanced by her seemingly natural aptitude for de-escalating even the most challenging scenarios. Because many of Amanda’s clients operate in the public eye, she remains ever-mindful of designing workable plans of action that consider the impact on public relations and community perception. Amanda’s dexterity in written and oral communication is further enhanced by her proven management competency. She provides clients with smart and comprehensive advice, an exemplary level of service and total responsiveness when getting her clients what they need.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. (2006)
    • Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, Senior Staff Member
    • Moot Court Board, Intra-Scholastic Chair, Oral
  • Bucknell University (2003)
    • B.S., Biology

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2006)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2008)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2013)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2015)

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, Chair (2010)
    • Board of Directors (2009 to 2012)
    • Law Day Committee (2009 to present)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Education Law Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division State and Local Government Law Subcommittee (2013 to present)
  • Chester County Workforce Investment Board
    • Governance Committee (2013 to present)
    • Governance Chair (2015 to present)
  • Chester County Association of Township Officials
    • Education Committee (2015 to present)
    • Affiliate Member Council (2015 to present), Secretary (2015 to present)
  • Exton Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Business and Education Partnership (2011 to present)
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center
    • Board of Trustees (2007 to 2010)
    • Secretary (2007 to 2010)
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Delaware Area Alumnae Chapter
  • Junior League of Wilmington
  • P.E.O. International

Publications & Presentations

  • Moderator, Scrambled Eggs: What You Need to Know About Backyard Chickens, Chester County Association of Township Officials (2015)
  • Author and Presenter, Religion, Prayer and Public Meetings, Chester County Bar Association, Fall Bench Bar Conference (2014)
  • Researcher and Author, Case Update for Solicitors and Labor Counsel, PELRAS 32nd Annual Training Conference, State College (2014)
  • Author and Presenter, Introduction to Legal Issues Related to School Bullying, American Bar Association, YLD Fall Conference – Arizona (2013)
  • Author and Presenter, Don’t Get Burned, What You Need to Know About Sunshine, Ethics and the Prevailing Wage, Chester County Association of Township Officials, Spring Conference (2012)
  • Guest, Legal Talk, 1520 AM (2011)

Latest News

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Nov

UTBF Listed Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms In America” For 2019

WEST CHESTER, PA, November 1, 2018 ─ Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) was named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms in America” for 2019. UTBF earned a “Tier 2” ranking for Land Use and Zoning Law in Philadelphia.

Best Lawyers is considered among the first and foremost resources for …

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Oct

Brian Boreman Speaks at Lehigh Valley SHRM Annual Conference

Brian Boreman is a presenter at the 2018 Lehigh Valley Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference being held October 1st and 2nd 2018 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Brian heads the firm’s Labor & Employment practice and is the Co-Chair of the Litigation Department. Brian’s presentation, An Overview of the Fair Labor …

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Aug

Andrew D.H. Rau and Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Appointed Solicitor For Valley Township

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is pleased to announce that the Board of Supervisors for Valley Township unanimously appointed Andrew D.H. Rau and Unruh Turner Burke & Frees at its August 21, 2018 meeting to serve as its Solicitor. Valley Township is located in Western Chester County and utilizes a manager-board form of government.

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17 West Gay Street
P.O. BOX 515
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-1371
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120 Gay Street
P.O. Box 289
Phoenixville, PA 19460
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