Sarah Yocum  Rider


  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Woolsack Honor Society, Board of Governors Award, The Joseph Parker McKeehan Award, Deans Scholarship
  • Boston College, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Pennsylvania

Practice Areas


  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County; former board member and executive committee member
  • Leadership Lancaster; 2012 graduate
  • United Way of Lancaster County; resource investment team member
  • Lancaster Bar Association Foundation; board member and chair of education committee

Sarah Yocum Rider

Of Counsel(717) 399-1576
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Sarah concentrates her practice in Real Estate law and Business law. Her Real Estate law practice includes the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of residential and commercial real estate. A significant portion of her practice involves land use law, working on zoning, commercial land development and related land use matters. She frequently represents individual and business clients in obtaining variances and special exceptions. Sarah's real estate clients include medical facilities, educational institutions, financial institutions, property managers, professional organizations, development companies, non-profit corporations, and individuals.

In addition, Sarah frequently handles real estate assessment appeals and tax exemption requests. She also handles various agricultural real estate matters, which include review of agricultural conservation easements and issues related to the Clean and Green Program, Act 319. She also has experience in construction law representing owners and contractors in reviewing and negotiating architect agreements and construction contracts.

Sarah counsels business clients on matters including entity formation and selection. She also has particular expertise in liquor licensing matters, including the sale and transfer of liquor licenses and the completion and submission of liquor license applications.