Donald R. Geiter


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Millersville University, B.A.


  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • U. S. District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania

Related Industries


  • Central Penn Business Journal (Forty under 40, 2010)


  • "Doing Business in the Digital World (and Cloud): An Overview of Risk, Applicable Laws and Policies Relating to Information Security", Barley Snyder Business Seminar (October 2015)
  • "Jolley v. Chase Home Finance – Are Lenders Facing New Threats in Lender Liability Claims?", Barley Snyder LendiCon Seminar (March 2015)
  • "Doing Business in the Digital World", ACC Seminar: What Keeps You up at Night? (September 2014)
  • "Loan Participations: Whose Loan is it Anyway?", Barley Snyder LendiCon Seminar (November 2013)
  • "Doing Business in the Digital World", Barley Snyder Business Seminar, (October 2013)
  • "Bankruptcy Preference Claims and Their Defenses", ACC Seminar: What Keeps You up at Night? (September 2013)
  • "Collection Toolbox: Secured Creditors’ Edition", Barley Snyder LendiCon Seminar (November 2012)
  • "Information Security: Policies, Processes and Technology," Barley Snyder Business Seminar (October 2011)

Community Involvement

  • Former Trustee and Members' Council President, Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA)
  • Former Committee Member; Youth Development Allocations, United Way of Central Massachusetts
  • Former Committee Member; Early Childhood Allocations, United Way of Lancaster County
  • Former Youth Baseball Coach; Manor Ridge Athletic Association
  • Former Board Member; Millersville University Alumni Association
  • Missionary; Mennonite Disaster Services, Gulf Coast Mississippi (January 2009)
  • Leadership Lancaster; 2009 graduate
  • Land Development Committee and Children’s Sunday School Teacher; Victory Church
  • Youth Baseball Coach; Manheim Township Baseball and Softball Association
  • Board Member; Lancaster Community Safety Coalition
  • Board Member; CHAP International
  • Missionary; CHAP International, Liberia, West Africa (October/November 2010)
  • Lancaster Bible College, Corporate Member

Donald R. Geiter

Partner(717) 399-4154
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Don Geiter is the chair of the firm's Finance and Creditors' Rights group. His finance experience involves representing lenders, borrowers and investors in traditional commercial lending and venture capital financings, joint ventures, contract preparation and review, and general corporate advice. He represents banks and borrowers in commercial lending matters, working with local and national lenders to negotiate commercial loan documents and facilitate the settlement of such loans. He has particular experience in loans to franchisees of national and international businesses.

Don's creditors' rights and bankruptcy practice involves representing financial institutions on loan workouts and forbearance negotiations. He also has experience representing creditors in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.

Don also works with business clients on mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, shareholder relations and general matters relating to middle-market businesses, and advises clients on website and internet-related issues.