Heidi B. Masano, Managing Partner of Masano ◊ Bradley, has been a member of the firm since 1981. Her practice emphasizes commercial and real estate matters, including acquisitions, banking, corporate formation and operation, creditor rights, and estate planning. She enjoys counselling business clients on succession planning, in particular family businesses.
Mrs. Masano’s practice has been concentrated in all aspects of municipal law and land use planning, having represented municipalities, municipal authorities and developers. Since 1988, she has been Assistant Berks County Solicitor for the Berks County Planning Commission and Agricultural Land Preservation Board and was the first woman to serve as Berks County Solicitor in 1998.
A native of Wisconsin, Mrs. Masano earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Relations in 1978 and a Juris Doctor Degree in 1981, both from the University of Notre Dame. During her second year of law school, she attended the Notre Dame London Law Centre, London, England.
Mrs. Masano is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Berks County Bar Association, where she served as Chairman of the Municipal Law Section in 1995, Director from 1987 to 1989 and as the first woman President in 1998. She has previously been a course planner and speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Municipal Law Colloquium, currently chairs the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Independence Committee, is a member of the PBA’s House of Delegates, Insurance Fund and Trust Fund Board of Trustees, Judicial Evaluation Commission and Women in the Profession Committee. She is a past President of the Law Foundation of Berks County and chairs the Berks County Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee.
In 2011, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey appointed Mrs. Masano as a member of the Judicial Nomination Advisory Panel for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
She also is on the Boards of the Foundation for the Reading Public Museum, St. Joseph Regional Health Network and Wyomissing Area Education Foundation, currently serving as President of Wyomissing Area Education Foundation.