Firm founder and namesake, G. Bryan Salzmann has built a 30-year legal career serving private clients and public entities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on challenging  government (state, county, and local), land use, and environmental issues. 

Presently, Bryan and his team at Salzmann Hughes, P.C. serve over 100 municipalities and government entities. Bryan devotes a significant amount of his municipal practice serving as solicitor to the Borough of Chambersburg, Franklin County, which has a 110-million-dollar annual budget and owns and operates its own water, wastewater, electric, stormwater, and gas facilities and South Middleton Township, Cumberland County, a large second-class township experiencing growth along the I-81 corridor.  Bryan also serves as the solicitor to the PA Municipal Electric Association, an association of Pennsylvania boroughs across the state that deliver public power pursuant to the Borough Code.

As Chair to the Environmental Law Practice Group at Salzmann Hughes, P.C., Bryan serves as counsel to a varied group of clientele that deal with various infrastructure as well as acquisition needs.  The son of a veterinarian and being raised in Central Pennsylvania, Bryan is privileged to work with agribusiness clients on a myriad of legal matters.    His practice regularly involves representation of and before municipal and county governments, zoning hearing boards, water and sewer authorities, various court of common pleas, Commonwealth Court, and federal and state regulatory agencies such as the PADEP, PennDOT, PaDCED, USEPA, and USACOE.

Overall, Bryan enjoys working on community-focused, complex infrastructure projects which involve federal, state, and local cooperation and coordination.

Bryan earned his double major Bachelor of Science Degree in management and philosophy from the University of Scranton in 1988, followed by his JD at the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle in 1991, where he received the highest combined grades in environmental law and natural resources law in his graduating class.   He completed his Master of Science in Geo-Environmental Studies at Shippensburg University in 1994, where he focused on classes and special projects relating to the assessment of environmental impacts on business and industry, hydrology, environmental audits, regulatory compliance, water resources protection, and land use planning.   

Bryan is a member of the Pennsylvania, Cumberland and Franklin County Bar Associations, the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee at Shippensburg University, the PBA Agriculture Law Committee, the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. He has spoken for numerous organizations on a variety of topics related to his practice areas throughout his career.  Bryan taught as an adjunct professor at the college level for almost fifteen years including classes on Environmental Law, Land Use Regulations, Conservation of Natural Resources, and Water Law.

Bryan enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and spending time his wife, 6 children, and extended family.  Bryan recently completed a five year formation program and was ordained a Deacon and sent to serve at Saint Patrick Parish in Carlisle.

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • Zoning and Land Use

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