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


  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Central Penn Business Journal (Forty under 40, 2010)


  • Featured speaker, NACD's The Board's Role in Risk Oversight and Cybersecurity (October 2017)
  • "Legal Tech Talk for Your 21st Century Business", BIG U 2018 (May 2018)
  • "Current Trends in Commercial Lending", Lendicon 2017 (March 2017)
  • "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

  • Dayspring Christian Academy, board of trustees
  • Lancaster Community Safety Coalition, board member
  • CHAP International, board member
  • Lancaster Bible College, corporate member
  • Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), former trustee and members' council president
  • Youth Development Allocations, United Way of Central Massachusetts, former committee member
  • Early Childhood Allocations, United Way of Lancaster County, former committee member
  • Manor Ridge Athletic Association, former youth baseball coach
  • Millersville University Alumni Association, former board member
  • Mennonite Disaster Services, missionary, Gulf Coast Mississippi (January 2009)
  • Leadership Lancaster; 2009 graduate
  • Victory Church, land development committee and Sunday school teacher
  • Manheim Township Baseball and Softball Association, youth coach
  • CHAP International, missionary in Liberia, West Africa (October/November 2010)

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.