I am a banking and financial services attorney with more than 30 years of experience in commercial and consumer financing. In my practice, I represent lenders and borrowers, including community banks, with loan origination, negotiation and closing and is experienced with Small Business Administration (SBA) government-secured loans and economic development financing.
In my business and corporate practice, I assist clients with business formations, corporate governance and drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts. I have experience with business transactions and represents buyers and sellers on mergers and acquisitions. I also assist with commercial real estate transactions by preparing and reviewing purchase and sale agreements as well as financing and loans.
Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, I was the Vice President and Director of SBA Loan Documentation for a community bank based in Reading, PA where I managed a team of loan documentation specialists who reviewed applications, documented loans and prepared commitment letters and term sheets, including for Payback Protection Program (PPP) loans for businesses. I have practiced business and corporate law at law firms across central Pennsylvania, including McNees Wallace & Nurick, Fox Rothschild, and Barley Snyder.
I am active in the community and passionate about helping children with learning disabilities. I have served on the board of trustees for The Janus School in Mt. Joy, PA since it was founded 30 years ago. I also serve on the board of directors for Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania, an organization that provides resources for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Allocation Volunteer, Take the Lead Award||Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania||2010|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Pennsylvania Bar Association||2004|
|Vice President, Director of Loan Documentation||Customers Bank||2017 - 2020|
|Of Counsel||McNees Wallace & Nurick||2012 - 2017|
|Partner||Fox Rothschild||2007 - 2012|
|Partner||Barley Snyder Senft & Cohen Attorneys||1992 - 2007|
|Associate||Barley Snyder Senft & Cohen Attorneys||1989 - 1992|
|Associate||Roland & Schlegel, P.C.||1987 - 1989|
|Associate||Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley||1986 - 1989|
|Law Clerk||Honorable Forrest G, Schaeffer, Jr.||1985 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A|
|Lancaster County Bar Association||N/A|
|Berks County Bar Association||N/A|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Human Resources Summit||Social Media Policies||2010|
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