Andrew Monastra


Andrew was born and raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, graduating from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1978. Like a good “Delco” boy, he went to college at one of the “Big Five” schools, graduating from Villanova University in 1982, with a degree in Operations Management. Andrew next earned his MBA in Systems Management from Drexel University in 1984. Work finally caught up to Andrew in 1985, and he accepted an engineering position with ICI Americas, a defense and aerospace pyrotechnic contractor. Here, Andrew was one of the designers of the first mass produced air bag igniters, with his design featured in the 1984-1985 Ford Tempo/ Mercury Topaz air bag igniter system. While working full time in the aerospace industry, Andrew earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1991, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in December, 1991.


In 1991, Andrew relocated to his adopted hometown, Pottstown, to begin his legal career. He has practiced law in Pottstown continuously since then and had his own firm from 2000 to 2015, focusing exclusively on real estate law and his title insurance agency, Heartland Abstract, Inc. Before forming MG Law with his partner, Jessica Grater, Andrew headed the real estate department at a large county law firm.

Andrew resides in the Borough of Pottstown and has been actively involved in the community serving on the following Boards:

  • ArtFusion 19464 (President)
  • The Sunnybrook Foundation
  • The Carousel at Pottstown
  • Edgewood Historic Cemetery (President)
  • Pottstown Planning Commission
  • Pottstown Historical Architectural Review Board (President)
  • Pottstown Land Bank

Andrew is well known as an innovative, hands-on, “can-do” professional who prides himself on aggressively representing his client’s interests at all times. Andrew’s extensive knowledge of real estate law is known amongst his peers, who respect him both as an adversary and as a colleague who will gladly share his knowledge with other members of the Bar whenever asked.