Melanie Albert  Lehman
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Education

  • Emory University Law School, J.D., with distinction
  • Emory University, B.A.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Recognition

  • Central Penn Business Journal (Forty Under 40, 2004)

Memberships

  • York County Bar Association, former board member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Performing Arts Foundation of Hanover, board member
  • South George Street Community Partnership; former board member
  • York County Community Foundation; former board member, former chair of the Board Development Committee; former member of the Executive Committee and former member of the Strategic Planning Committee

Melanie Albert Lehman

Of Counsel(717) 846-8888
mlehman@barley.com
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Melanie Lehman's practice includes representation of clients in business matters, review and negotiation of contracts, representing clients in asset and stock sales and purchases and counseling business owners and managers with transactions, contracts, commercial matters and financing. She has represented lenders and borrowers in commercial loans and Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 issues. Melanie advises clients on entity selection and with governing documents, such as partnership agreements, shareholders agreements and operating agreements. She has participated in numerous seminars and panel discussions dealing with commercial and business issues.

Finance
Melanie has represented lenders and borrowers in many types of loan transactions, including secured and unsecured facilities, participated and syndicated loans, IDOTs, real estate acquisition and construction loans and tax-exempt financing. Representative transactions include:

  • Counsel to lender in $33 million credit facility secured by real estate in several states
  • Counsel to lender in $35 million unsecured revolving facility to a food processor
  • Counsel to lenders as letter of credit bank counsel in revenue bond transactions
  • Counsel to lender in construction financing for a retirement community

Mergers and Acquisitions
Melanie has represented clients in business purchases and sales, both stock and assets, with deal values ranging in size from approximately $1 million to more than $100 million. She has assisted clients from the confidentiality agreement and letter of intent stage, through due diligence and negotiation of the purchase agreement to the closing. Representative transactions include:

  • Representing a seller of stock of a lumber distribution business
  • Representing a purchaser of assets of a snack food business
  • Representing a seller of assets of a manufacturer of precision metal stampings

Business Law
Melanie often serves clients in an "outside general counsel" role by providing general business legal advice, risk management, contract review and drafting and coordination of legal services in other areas. She regularly advises clients in entity selection, governing documents and terms and conditions of sale.