Paul G. Mattaini


  • University of Notre Dame School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Saint Anselm College, B.A., summa cum laude, valedictorian; Pi Gamma Mu, Delta Epsilon


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire


  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Securities and Corporate)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions)


  • New Hampshire Bar Association, former chair, Corporate Section
  • Pennsylvania and Lancaster Bar Associations


  • "Jolley v. Chase Home Finance – Are Lenders Facing New Threats in Lender Liability Claims?", Barley Snyder LendiCon Seminar (March 2015)
  • "Buying a Company: How to Position Yourself as a Buyer", Barley Snyder Business Seminar (October 2014)
  • "Finance and Accounting for Lawyers", ACC Seminar: What Keeps You up at Night? (September 2012)

Community Involvement

  • Goodwill Capital Campaign; Lancaster Cabinet
  • The Janus School; Thanks for Giving Planning Committee
  • Leadership Lancaster; Executive Series
  • Jimmy Fund Council of New Hampshire; former president

Paul G. Mattaini

Partner(717) 399-1519
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Paul Mattaini has maintained a sophisticated business practice for over 30 years. He concentrates his practice in the mergers and acquisitions, securities, banking and corporate areas. Paul's practice includes complex and sophisticated transactions, primarily in a "first chair" capacity, and counseling clients on a variety of business matters. His client base consists largely of public companies and large to medium privately-held businesses. Paul has regular interaction with client representatives (CEOs, CFOs and inside counsel), other client advisors (accountants, lenders and investment bankers) and counsel for other transaction participants. His responsibilities include management of client relationships and functioning as general counsel for clients without inside counsel. Before joining Barley Snyder in 1994, Paul was a partner with Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A. in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he practiced for twelve years.

Clients of the firm benefit from Paul's breadth of experience. While Paul has a significant amount of specialized experience in the securities, mergers and acquisitions, banking and corporate areas, he has maintained the breadth of practice necessary to effectively lead transactions and client relationships. He has developed a reputation among, and earned the recognition of, his peers as comparing favorably with attorneys from larger firms.

Paul's philosophy is to take a practical, hands on and results-oriented approach to his practice. In addition to paying attention to the details necessary to properly represent his clients, Paul maintains the ability to see the big picture by focusing on the outcome, rather than just the process. While he acts as an effective advocate for his clients' interests, Paul recognizes that the best results often are achieved by taking a collaborative and reasonable, rather than adversarial, approach with other parties and their advisors.

Paul helped develop the firm's guidelines that focus on client service as a leading firm core value and currently leads the firm's Practice Excellence® initiative - an ongoing firm-wide effort to constantly increase its capacity to provide excellent service, professional quality and outstanding value to its clients. He demonstrates this value in his own practice by offering dedicated and proactive service to clients, being accessible to clients and coordinating client service provided by other attorneys in the firm.

Paul maintains an "AV" Martindale Hubble rating and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Securities) and in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions).

For a representative sample of transactions in which Paul participated, please visit the firm's tombstone announcements page here.
Paul's experience includes:

  • Mergers and AcquisitionsPaul's experience in the mergers and acquisitions area initially was developed primarily in transactions in the banking industry. During his career, Paul has branched out into other industries in dozens of public and private transactions, many of which have been multi-million dollar, multi-state transactions. These transactions often require coordination of a number of different "moving parts" and various levels of financing.
  • Securities - In the securities area, Paul has built a solid base of knowledge over the years with respect to public company disclosure requirements, including a working knowledge of accounting aspects of securities filings. This knowledge base is valuable to the firm's public clients in both their periodic SEC reports and their capital raising activities.
  • Financing - Paul has established expertise in financings, ranging from conventional bank borrowings to venture capital, private equity and mezzanine financings. In the financing area, Paul's experience representing both lenders and borrowers is valuable in closing transactions.
  • Bank Regulatory - Paul represents large, regional financial institutions and community banks. Paul's knowledge of the financial services industry and his bank regulatory experience allow him to "add value" in his work for institutions in the industry.
  • Business - Paul strives to understand the businesses of his clients and, as a result, often becomes a counselor to, and an adjunct member of, his clients' management team.
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