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Troy B. Rider
Partner

Management Committee

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Troy B. Rider
Partner

Management Committee

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Reading, PA

Troy’s practice is centered around BusinessFinanceReal Estate and Food & Agribusiness law. In his practice he counsels clients on all facets of business transactions, including succession planning for closely held businesses and the structuring, negotiation and closing of commercial and financial transactions. In addition, Troy regularly advises business clients on proper corporate governance and best practices in a variety of situations. Troy has experience working with family businesses in industries ranging from medical practices, dental practices and other professional service firms, as well as food processing facilities, manufacturers and construction companies.

Business 
Troy handles a range of business transactions for his clients including entity selection, formation and structuring, and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly represents clients buying or selling businesses, which can include very complicated transactions involving mergers of entities, multi-level financing and equity arrangements, earn-out provisions, and floating purchase prices. In connection with such work, Troy also advises clients on the proper acquisition entity, guides the due diligence process, negotiates and secures financing, analyzes financing options, determines value, leads the team of advisers in the negotiation and closing of the transaction, and negotiates and drafts letters of intent, term sheets and definitive agreements. He further advises business clients on general matters, including contract drafting and review, regulatory compliance, governance issues, strategic positioning and succession planning.

Finance 

Troy represents lenders in commercial loan matters, including document drafting and review, counseling lender representatives and reviewing lender-prepared documents, title insurance and other finance-related documents and agreements. Troy works extensively with lenders in various facets of secured and unsecured transactions, including participated loans and commercial real estate ventures. He also advises lenders and other creditors in loan and credit recoveries for situations involving collections, foreclosures, repossessions, levies, garnishments, mechanics liens, municipal claims and other commercial litigation.

Real Estate 
Troy counsels his clients in various aspects of real estate law, including the acquisition, sale and development of retail, industrial, office and residential sites, as well as drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases. Troy has experience in the preparation and negotiation of sale/lease-back transactions, real estate sales agreements, due diligence, review of title commitments and resolution of title matters, review and negotiation of real estate secured loan documents and the preparation of settlement related documents.

Food and Agribusiness

Troy represents a number of businesses in the food and agribusiness industry and counsels such clients in a variety of areas such as regulatory and compliance concerns, real estate, contracts and transactional issues.

RECOGNITIONS
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Business Organizations, including LLCs and Partnerships (2021, 2022)
  • Reading Eagle’s “40 under 40” (2018)
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Leadership Berks, 2009 graduate
  • Berks County Bar Association
PRESENTATIONS
  • Moderator: “Embracing Change & Preparing for the Future,” 2019 Reading Business Seminar (October 2019)
  • “Consumer Preferences and Federal Responses – The Impact of Upcoming FDA and USDA Regulations on Food and Agribusiness,” FEI Central Pennsylvania Chapter (May 2015)
  • “Hot Topics in Commercial Lending,” Barley Snyder LendiCon Seminar (November 2012)
  • “Board Governance,” Leadership Berks County (November 2012)
Troy B. Rider
Education
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., magna cum laude
Admissions
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
Community Involvement
YMCA of Reading and Berks County

Board member and secretary of board of directors; chairman of Reading branch board of directors; Golf Committee chairman; March Madness Event Committee member

United Way of Berks County

Focus Area Panel Committee member

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