Michael L. Mixell


  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., Woolsack Honor Society
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, B.S., highest honors


  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Select Lawyer, Polk-Lepson Research Group; Business and Commercial Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Trust & Estates
  • Joseph L. Kramer Award 1983 - Dickinson School of Law


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Berks County Bar Association


  • "Upcoming Changes in the Title Insurance Industry", Re/Max of Reading; Signature Abstract Title Company (July 2015)
  • "Business Succession & Wealth Transfer: Considerations of Death, Taxes and Achieving Family Harmony", Barley Snyder Business Seminar (October 2014)
  • "Preparing a Business for an Eventual Sale (to Maximize Value and Minimize Stress)", Barley Snyder Business Seminar (October 2013)
  • Berks County Estate Planning Council
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminars

Community Involvement

  • Prospectus Berco, board member
  • Reading Beautification, Inc., former board member
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee, former member
  • Olivet Boys & Girls Club, former board member
  • Swamp Lutheran Church of Reinholds, congregational council member

Michael L. Mixell

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Michael Mixell is a member of Barley Snyder's Business, Trusts & Estates, and Finance groups.  In his practice, he advises a broad range of clients in the areas of corporate succession and estate planning, as well as banking and commercial, corporate, and real estate matters.  Mike represents commercial and non profit lending institutions in a broad range of financing transactions, including loans financed through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, the Small Business First Fund, and the First Industry Agriculture Loan Program.

Mike also has extensive experience in estate and trust administration, including the representation of various financial institutions in trust and estate matters.  He also represents a number of corporate trustees of special needs trusts, including Orphan's Court matters in connection with special needs trusts and guardianships.

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Million Dollar Advocates Forum