Peter Schnore helps his clients resolve real estate-related disputes including real estate tax-assessment appeals, eminent domain proceedings, and Pennsylvania real estate broker’s fee disputes, planned community, condominium, boundary and title disputes. Mr. Schnore also negotiates real estate leases, easements, and related agreements.
One area of concentration in Mr. Schnore’s practice is real property tax assessment appeals. He represents commercial and industrial property owners before county boards of assessment appeals and courts throughout Pennsylvania who are either seeking a real property tax exemption or a reduction in their tax obligations.
Mr. Schnore has also represented many clients faced with defending the assessed value from a challenge brought by a local taxing authority. He has represented owners and lessees of a wide variety of property types including office, retail including conventional malls and lifestyle centers, restaurants, banks, hotels, multi-family including affordable housing, industrial plants, manufacturing facilities, cellular towers, landfills, mines and other mineral interests, casinos, and vacant land.
Mr. Schnore also represents condemnors and condemnees in Pennsylvania eminent domain matters, which includes condemnations for large highway construction and sewer projects and pipeline rights-of-way. He counsels public bodies in how to properly navigate the property acquisition process under applicable federal and state law, and in defending against inverse condemnation claims.
Mr. Schnore counsels clients from the Firm’s Pittsburgh and State College offices on real estate matters.Background
Mr. Schnore received his B.A. from Lehigh University in 1996 where he majored in Philosophy. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2001. During law school, Mr. Schnore served as articles editor and member of the Editorial Board of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. He also received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his written work. Upon graduation, Mr. Schnore served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.Memberships and Affiliations
Mr. Schnore was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2001 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He serves as an Officer of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Real Property Section.
Mr. Schnore is a Certified Member of the Institute (CMI), Property Tax, a professional designation that IPT awards reflecting expertise in property taxation and was also the co-recipient of the Institute of Professionals in Taxation’s (IPT) 2013 Property Tax Article of the Year Award. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the Real Estate Law Section for 2024 by BL Rankings.