Mr. Damico is a founding member of Petrikin, Wellman, Damico, Brown & Petrosa. He is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1959.
Mr. Damico specializes in land development, zoning and municipal law. His clients include national and regional owners/developers. He has been counsel for many of the most significant industrial, commercial, institutional and residential land developments in Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Industrial Land Developments in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, include the Sun Oil Company’s Marcus Hook Cyclohexane Plant, AQUA of Pennsylvania’s re-building of its Springfield Plant, Scott Paper Company’s Co-Generation Plant in Chester, FP&L Energy’s Co-Generation Plant in Marcus Hook and The Henderson Group’s Folcroft Industrial Park.
His commercial land development clients include Wawa, Inc., for over 25 years, and in the past several years counsel in developing four new Wawa Super Stores with two more in planning stages, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust in the redevelopment of the Springfield Mall, to include a new Super Target Store; Kimco Realty Investment Trust in redeveloping the Springfield Shopping Center to include a new Giant Supermarket, Drexelbrook in developing the Drexelbrook Conference Center and Hotel, CVS Pharmacy, Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, Toys “R” Us, Walgreen, Best Buy, Rite Aid, the de Botton Entities in building numerous Shopping Centers in Delaware County, including redevelopment of the Springfield Park Shopping Center with Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, to include a new Target and Chick-fil-A, and The Henderson Group in building the Chadds Ford Shopping Center.
Mr. Damico has represented a number of clients in the development of Office Campuses in Delaware County, including The Henderson Group in the Chadds Ford Office Complexes, The Chesley Office Campus in Wallingford, and Brandywine Realty Company in its development of the Office Campus in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
His representation of clients in institutional land developments include the Natural Science Building at Haverford College, numerous expansion projects for Neumann University, Crozer-Keystone Health Systems and Riddle Memorial Hospital. During the Years of 2003-2010, he acted as land development and zoning counsel for The Episcopal Academy in the land development of 123.941 acres for Episcopal’s new State of the Art Campus in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He is also land development counsel to the Aronimink Golf Club and has represented Aronimink in the expansion of its facilities in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Damico has represented many residential development clients in single family, apartment, condominium and planned residential developments, including Toll Brothers, the de Botton Entities, Rouse/Chamberlin, NVWS Associates, L.P. and Shooster Properties
During his career, Mr. Damico has held a variety of Governmental Positions and/or Solicitorships, including Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Solicitor for the Delaware County Clerk of Courts Office, Special Solicitor for the City of Chester, and Solicitor for numerous Zoning Hearing Boards and Municipalities. He is currently serving his 22nd year as Solicitor for Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where he has been instrumental in much of the Township’s various acquisitions of Open Space. Middletown is the largest Municipal Owner of Open Space in Delaware County.
Georgetown University cum laude – Arts and Sciences – 1955
University of Pennsylvania Law School – 1958
U.S. Army honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Superior Court and Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
BAR ASSOCIATION AND COMMUNITY POSITIONS HELD
Officer of the Delaware County Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware County Bar Association. Board Member of The Chadwick Trust and The Lindsay Foundation, entities which financially support the Bar Association and provide funds for tuition for law students. His community activities include having been a member of the Board of Directors of The Tyler Arboretum for nine years and President for six years.
Mr. Damico is married to the former Ann McKnight Dixon and is the father of five children and ten grandchildren.
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