John M Coles


  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Lebanon Valley College, B.A., summa cum laude


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

Practice Areas


  • Leadership Harrisburg Area Class of 2005


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors, affiliate member


  • Preserving Integrity: Why Pennsylvania's Independent Counsel Law is Working
  • Commercial Leases and Bankruptcy: A Roadmap for Landlords
  • Tax Assessment Appeal Season
  • Governor Corbett Signs House Bill 1950 into Law

Community Involvement

  • UCP of Central Pennsylvania, board member

John M Coles

Partner(717) 231-6640
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John is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Business practice groups regularly assisting business clients with a wide variety of general corporate issues, including such matters as entity formation, mergers and stock asset acquisitions. John has also provided counsel on commercial real estate, commercial leasing, planned communities, condominiums and the financing of all types of commercial transactions. He has also successfully represented clients involved in real estate tax assessment appeals throughout eastern Pennsylvania.

He also has experience in bankruptcy and workout situations, and works regularly with the firm’s commercial landlord clients who have been faced with tenant bankruptcies. He has also defended clients faced with bankruptcy preference claims and other adversary proceedings.