Abby is an attorney in the firm’s Business, Real Estate and Transportation, Logistics & Trade groups. In her business practice, Abby advises clients on all aspects of their business, ranging from entity selection and formation to succession planning. Abby counsels public and private entities — including closely held and family-owned businesses — on mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance, shareholder buyouts, and a variety of other transactional matters. She also regularly engages with clients on general business issues including contract drafting, review and negotiation.
A large portion of Abby’s practice is assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, including both stock and asset transactions, as well as reorganizations. Abby’s work in the mergers & acquisitions arena touches on many different industry sectors, including in particular, companies in the technology, health care, manufacturing and professional service sectors. Abby also works frequently with private equity investors as part of her mergers and acquisitions practice. Abby has actively worked on a wide variety of deals and structures, including complex earn-outs and management buy-outs.
In her real estate practice, Abby focuses on the areas of planning and executing real estate transactions. She advises clients on the acquisition, financing, and disposition of commercial and residential properties. Abby has extensive experience negotiating commercial lease agreements. Abby has also counseled clients on various property tax assessment and exemption issues.
In her transportation and trade practice, Abby delivers sophisticated and practical advice to clients in a broad range of industries on both domestic and international regulatory and commercial matters, with the aim of minimizing supply chain disruptions and avoiding costly penalties, sanctions and shipping delays.
Before joining the firm, Abby clerked for Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Abby also previously practiced environmental law, where she represented clients in administrative negotiations with government agencies, advised clients regarding compliance and permitting under federal and state environmental regulations and assisted with litigation of environmental claims.
Abby and her family live in Hershey and enjoy spending much of their free time in its family-friendly hot spots.
- “Transition or Sell: What to Do With Your Family Business” 2022 Smart Business Dealmakers Conference in Philadelphia (September 2022)
- “Global Trade Gridlock,” Central Pa Financial Executives Institute Chapter (February 2022)
- “Key Terms in Commercial Leases and How They Can Hold Up Your Deal,” Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS Commercial Council (April 2018)
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (2024)