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Barley Snyder Adds Two Attorneys in Lancaster

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November 14, 2023

For Immediate Release

Lancaster, Pa. – Barley Snyder continues to grow and expand its group of attorneys as the firm has hired two new associates, Brandon R. Griest and Edwin León.

Both will be primarily based out of the firm’s Lancaster office.

The two new attorneys are:

Brandon R. Griest: Griest joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group with extensive experience at the state and federal trial court level as well as the appellate court level. He is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client, regardless of the size or complexity of the claim. He frequently represents clients in contract disputes, ownership disputes, employment disputes, construction litigation, real estate disputes, and eviction and ejectment matters.

“I am excited to join a firm with a dominant presence throughout the region,” said Griest. “I look forward to growing my practice and working with the professionals at Barley, particularly the deep bench of seasoned attorneys in the firm’s litigation group.”

Prior to joining Barley Snyder, Griest worked at a law firm based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania where he represented clients in various matters with a primary focus on commercial litigation. The Lancaster native is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, Dickinson College and Hempfield High School.

Edwin León: León is a member of Barley Snyder’s Business and Creditors’ Rights practice groups. He has extensive experience handling corporate restructuring and bankruptcy litigation matters, specifically advising clients in a variety of insolvency matters including out-of-court workouts, chapter 7 and chapter 11 filings, bankruptcy sales and purchases, claims filing, and bankruptcy litigation. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) which is considered the gold standard in anti-money laundering certifications. Prior to joining Barley Snyder, León worked for a boutique law firm in Wilmington, Delaware.

“I am very excited to join such an innovative and respected firm,” said León. “I look forward to working closely with the talented teams at Barley to provide top-tier advice and representation to our clients.”

León earned his juris doctor degree from the Widener University Delaware Law School, his master’s degree from Boston University, and his bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. He also has a certificate in the Economics of Blockchain & Digital Assets from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before practicing law, León served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper.

“We are dedicated to having a diverse range of legal experience within our firm. This approach helps to ensure our agility in an ever-evolving market while preparing us for the future. Brandon and Edwin come to Barley with unique backgrounds and skill sets, and I have no doubt that they will be great assets to the firm,” said managing partner Jeff Lobach.

About Barley Snyder
Barley Snyder is a law firm based in Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys practicing from offices located in Lancaster, York, Reading, Harrisburg, Lebanon, 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. | @BarleySnyder

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