George Cook
George is a shareholder of BB&T. George’s primary practice areas are real estate, agricultural, zoning and subdivision and litigation relating to real estate and land use. He also is a member of the firm’s Wills, Estates, Trusts, Elder Law, and Planned Giving practice group. His specific concentrations are in real estate transactions and financing, real estate settlement services, agricultural preservation, advising farmers and other landowners, Agricultural Security Areas, ACRE disputes, Clean and Green, 1031 exchanges, estate planning and similar matters. He helps administer the law firm’s title insurance agency relationship for two title insurance companies, attempting to creatively produce solutions for real estate title matters.

George also has significant experience in municipal law, having represented many landowners before zoning hearing boards, municipalities, and various Pennsylvania courts of common pleas and appellate courts. He is Solicitor to several municipalities and municipal entities. George enjoys that his practice has taken him to farmhouses, municipal buildings and courthouses around the Commonwealth. He appreciates Lancaster’s wonderful land and is proud that part of his practice helps preserve the land for future generations.

University of Connecticut Law School, J.D. (high honors, Law Review)
Lehigh University, B.S.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Madeline Palladino, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania (1991-1992)
Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 1991
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1999
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1994

Contact George Cook

Blakinger, Byler & Thomas, P.C.
28 Penn Square
Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17603
Phone: 717-299-1100
Fax: 717-299-9529


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