Daniel T. Desmond


  • Temple University School of Law, J.D.
  • Millersville University, B.A., magna cum laude


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • "From Soup to Nuts: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Acquiring a Sewer System", PMAA Annual Conference (August 2015)

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Lancaster; 2015 graduate
  • Lancaster Creative Factory, Vice President of the Board of Directors

Daniel T. Desmond

Associate(717) 399-1536
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Dan Desmond is an associate in the firm’s Business, Municipal, and Finance & Creditors' Rights groups.

Dan’s business practice encompasses all aspects of corporate transactional work, including the representation of public and private companies and individuals in entity formations, mergers and acquisitions, general contract review and drafting, succession planning, securities filings and related real estate matters. Dan works on transactions of all sizes and complexities, including in a “first chair” capacity and as part of a larger deal team. Dan has also developed a regulatory practice that assists clients in complying with complicated regulations like the Dodd-Frank Act and other hot-button regulatory issues.

In his municipal practice, Dan represents mainly municipal authorities and has been appointed as solicitor for several local sewer and water authorities. Dan has also represented boroughs, townships and other governmental entities. Much like in his business practice, Dan acts as these entities’ general counsel and works closely with municipal board members and staff in dealing with matters of governance, procurement, finance, land use, code enforcement, utilities, construction and other matters.

Lenders and borrowers seek Dan out for his experience in a range of financing matters, from conventional bank borrowings to tax-free, venture capital, private equity and mezzanine financings. Dan also counsels clients in bankruptcy, restructuring and workout matters and has represented creditors before state and federal courts.

Dan has lectured and presented on a wide variety of topics, including regulatory compliance, municipal issues and general business law matters. 

Dan earned his law degree from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was a member of the Temple Journal of Science, Technology and Environmental Law. While attending law school, Dan served as a clerk for the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Eric L. Frank of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Dan first came to Barley Snyder as a summer associate and is a native of Lancaster County.