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I am Managing Partner and CEO of Barley Snyder, LLP, a law firm of about 65 lawyers with offices in York, Lancaster, Reading, Hanover and Malvern, Pennsylvania and Hunt Valley, Maryland. I concentrate my law practice in the planning, negotiation and execution of complex business and real estate transactions; formation and governance of business and non-profit entities; industrial, commercial and residential real estate development, land use and zoning; business and real estate financing; counseling family and closely-held businesses and resolution of business disputes.

Two stints as chief law clerk for justices on Pennsylvania's highest court, as well as litigation experience in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies, have helped to develop my judgment as to the value of concise, carefully-drafted, and unambiguous documentation and strategically sound negotiation of business transactions.

Over the course of more than three decades of practice, I have had the opportunity to organize hundreds of business and non-profit entities and to implement dozens of business and industrial parks, shopping centers and residential communities. I frequently handle mergers, sales and acquisitions of businesses, and counsel borrowers and lenders in sophisticated financing transactions. I have also successfully litigated numerous zoning, land development, and other cases in court and before governmental agencies.

Resolution of business disputes forms a large part of my practice, as well. I regularly serve as an arbitrator, mediator or negotiator of disputes between businesses, their owners and other constituencies.

Specialties: Real estate, mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial lending, zoning and land development, dispute resolution, title insurance, formation and governance of for-profit and non-profit entities, higher education law, family and closely-held businesses.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Corporate: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Banking: 20%
  5. Land Use & Zoning: 15%


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Barley Snyder

100 East Market Street
York, PA, 17401


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Association namePosition nameDuration
York County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of College and University AttorneysN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteN/AN/A
American Institute of BankingN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Lehigh UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A