Jeff Lobach is the firm's managing partner. He concentrates his law practice in the planning, negotiation and execution of business and real estate transactions, formation and governance of business and non-profit entities, industrial, commercial and residential real estate development, land use and zoning, business and real estate financing, and resolution of business disputes. In addition, Jeff counsels family-owned and closely-held businesses on issues unique to such enterprises. He also advises institutions of higher education on issues of finance, governance, risk management and other areas.
Two stints as chief law clerk for justices on Pennsylvania's highest court and litigation experience in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies have informed Jeff's judgment as to the value of concise, carefully-drafted and unambiguous documentation and strategically sound negotiation of business transactions. During more than 25 years of practice, he has organized hundreds of business and non-profit entities and implemented dozens of business parks, retails centers and residential communities. He also has successfully litigated numerous zoning and land development cases in court and before governmental agencies. Jeff regularly serves as an arbitrator, mediator or negotiator of disputes between businesses, their owners and other constituencies.
Jeff has been very active in the Central Pennsylvania community, serving as a board member, officer, or general counsel to various charitable organizations. He was a founding director of York Health Foundation, Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center, York VNA Home Care, and The Golden Vision Foundation. While President of the York County Bar Association, Jeff initiated a nationally recognized pro bono immigration project on behalf of a group of about 300 Chinese refugees aboard the freighter Golden Venture which evolved into a four-year court battle before the refugees were paroled by the President. The asylum case Jeff successfully litigated for his own client, a Tiananmen Square era pro-democracy activist, was profiled in the national media, including the CBS news magazine "America Tonight" and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."