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York, Pa. – At a time when business growth is difficult, Barley Snyder has made strategic moves in the last quarter of 2020 to increase its offerings to clients and the latest is a significant expansion of its York office.
The law firm announced it has added three new attorneys in the office, along with an additional paralegal and legal assistant. The announcement comes on the heels of the firm’s expansion at its Gettysburg office in November.
The attorneys joining Barley Snyder effective Jan. 4:
J. Robert Katherman, a fixture of the York legal community for decades, worked as solicitor for the City of York for 12 years and has developed a real estate practice in land use approval, as well as apartment complex acquisition, financing and management. He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Stacey R. MacNeal joins the firm as a partner in its Real Estate Practice Group. She regularly represents property owners and developers in all stages of real estate acquisition, financing, operations, development and divestment. She is a cum laude graduate of the Dickinson School of Law.
Jayne R. Katherman has been the trusted solicitor for a number of municipalities in and around York County, and also works with planned communities from their development to representing the homeowner association boards. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Also joining the firm is Linda L. Shaffer, a paralegal in the Barley Snyder Real Estate Practice Group. Shaffer has 40 years of legal experience and is a notary public. Rachel Kellner also joins Barley Snyder as a legal assistant.
The five come to the firm from the former Katherman & Perry law firm, which announced in the fall it would close at the end of 2020.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better situation than joining Barley Snyder,” Robert Katherman said. “The resources the firm can offer our clients are unlike any others in the York area and throughout central Pennsylvania. We’re excited to be part of the Barley Snyder team.”
Bringing on the new group represents continued growth for Barley Snyder amid the crushing conditions of the global pandemic now with a hopeful end in sight. Even during the spring and summer at the height of uncertainty, the firm continued its summer associate program against stiff odds and difficult logistics. Barley Snyder managing partner Jeff Lobach said the recent growth comes as the firm’s management team and partners saw potential opportunities for strategic growth that would allow the firm to serve its clients even better by bringing in a talented mix of veteran and young attorneys and staff.
In November, the firm expanded its Gettysburg office with two new attorneys, a new paralegal and a new legal assistant. Earlier in the fall, the firm hired two former summer associates to full-time attorney positions.
“Our clients don’t stop needing our assistance under adverse conditions. It’s quite the opposite,” Lobach said. “We have a responsibility to those clients to give them the best service we possibly can. Adding these attorneys in both York and Gettysburg in the last two months is going to be a win for our clients and for the level of service we can bring to the business community.”
About Barley Snyder
Barley Snyder is a law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 100 attorneys practicing from offices located in Lancaster, York, Reading, Harrisburg, Malvern, Hanover, Gettysburg and Schuylkill Haven, Pa., and Hunt Valley and Columbia, Md. The firm serves businesses, individuals and organizations in all major areas of civil law including: business, employment, immigration, employee benefits, finance & creditors’ rights, intellectual property, litigation, estate planning and administration, real estate, tax, construction, environment and energy, health care, education, municipal authority, hospitality, senior living, cybersecurity and food and agribusiness. www.barley.com | @BarleySnyder