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Abington, PA 19001
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Ben Sanchez for Commissioner Ward 7

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Ben was born and raised in Abington Township and lives in Ward 7 with his wife, Karen, and their two young daughters.

After attending Abington's outstanding public schools, Ben studied accounting at Villanova University. He then worked as an auditor for a large international accounting firm and earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant.
Ben decided to continue his education and attended law school at Temple University. For the first nine years of his legal career, he worked as a real estate lawyer at one of the most well-respected law firms in Philadelphia. He is currently a sole practitioner in Abington Township. His primary practice area is zoning and land use law and he teaches a course on that topic at Drexel University's law school.

Ben is running for Ward 7 Commissioner because he is passionate about Abington Township and wants to help keep our community a wonderful place to live. If you have any questions for Ben, please feel free to contact him at:

Professional Experience and Highlights

Presently: Self-Employed, Jenkintown, PA
Real Estate Lawyer

2004 – July 2013: Ballard Spahr LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Associate, Real Estate Department

  • Representing public and private clients in various real estate matters: acquisitions and dispositions, condemnations, real property finance, real estate tax appeals, and zoning and land development approvals
  • Developed specialties in land use and real estate valuation matters
  • Reported Case: National Parks Conservation Association v. Lower Providence Township, 608 F. Supp. 2d 637 (E.D. Pa. 2009).
  • Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star” for 2006 and 2008
  • Consistently listed on Ballard Spahr’s Pro Bono Honor Roll for contributing more than 50 hours annually of pro bono legal services
  • Current Member of Hiring Committee, former Member of Diversity Committee, and former summer associate assignment coordinator
  • Former Chair of the Associates’ Committee, 2005 Term

2011 – Present: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Professor, Earle Mack School of Law

  • Teaching a course in land use law

1997 – 2001: Arthur Andersen LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Auditor, Audit and Business Advisory (Services) Division

  • Primary work responsibilities included the planning, execution and supervision of financial statement audits in a team enviroment
  • Served as a member of the local office committee for the Growth and Retention of Women (G.R.O.W.) initiative
  • Served on the Senior Advisory Council acting as a liaison between top local management of Arthur Andersen and its professionals
  • Consistently excelled in both upward and downward peer feedback

Bar Admissions and Professional Licenses

  • Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Licensed (inactive) as a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania


Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

  • Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude), May 2004
  • Member of Temple Law Review
  • Named as a Beasley Scholar
  • Recipient of the West Publishing Company Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

  • Bachelor of Science, Accountancy, May 1997
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (4.0/4.0 GPA in major)
  • Minored in Spanish Language

Additional Experience and Studies

  • 2006-2007 – Teaching Assistant for Integrated Transactional Program, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • 2003-2006 – Panelist Judge for first year law students’ oral arguments, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • 2002-2004 – Law Clerk for Office of University Counsel, Temple University
  • 2003 Summer Associate Program, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • 2002-2003 – Teaching Assistant for first year law students’ Legal Research and Writing Course, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • 1996 Spring Semester Accounting Internship Program, Arthur Andersen LLP
  • 1995 Spring Semester Study Abroad Program, hosted by the University of Granada, Spain


  • Family vacations, golf and reading

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