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Barley Snyder Places 21 Attorneys on “Best Lawyers” List

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August 15, 2019

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinator or 717-208-8842

For Immediate Release 

Lancaster, Pa. – The prestigious “Best Lawyers” list includes 21 Barley Snyder attorneys on its 2020 edition.

The 21 Barley Snyder attorneys selected is an all-time high for the firm in more than three decades of the peer-reviewed attorney ranking system.

In addition, the list included three Barley Snyder attorneys who earned the rank of 2020 “Lawyer of the Year.” The award is bestowed on the attorney that earns the highest peer review ranking in a practice area within their geographic area.

The three Barley Snyder attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” in the Harrisburg region are (practice area in parentheses):

Paul G. Mattaini (Banking and Finance Law)

John T. Reed (Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law)

Robert J. Tribeck (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

“Having one attorney named as a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ is quite an accomplishment for any firm, but to have three is truly an achievement,” Barley Snyder managing partner Jeff Lobach said. “These attorneys are obviously distinguished among their peers and have developed professional reputations that help our firm serve its clients at the highest possible level.”

The 21 attorneys that made the overall list are (specific practice area honors in parentheses):

Lauralee B. Baker (Litigation – Health Care)

Michael J. Crocenzi (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)

Thomas Anthony French (Commercial Litigation)

Donald R. Geiter (Mergers and Acquisition Law)

Kathleen A. Gray (Municipal Law)

Charles B. Haws (Environmental Law)

Stephen R. Lazun (Corporate Law)

Jeffrey D. Lobach (Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law)

Shawn M. Long (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)

Paul G. Mattaini (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law)

Christopher W. Mattson (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)

Paul W. Minnich (Litigation – Real Estate)

Michael L. Mixell (Trusts and Estates)

Thomas J. Nehilla (Real Estate Law)

Drake D. Nicholas (Employee Benefits and ERISA Law)

John T. Reed (Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law)

Stanley A. Smith (Nonprofit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates)

John J. Sylvanus (Litigation – Construction)

Robert J. Tribeck (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

George C. Werner (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – First Amendment)

Sarah C. Yerger (Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Labor Law – Management)

Best Lawyers has released its list each year for more than three decades in countries around the globe. The lists are compiled through peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of attorneys confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

“I congratulate all of our attorneys who were voted by their peers onto this prominent list,” Lobach said. “Having such esteemed attorneys as part of our diverse roster of professionals can only help us serve our clients better.” 

About Barley Snyder

Barley Snyder is a law firm based in central Pennsylvania with 100 attorneys practicing from offices located in Lancaster, York, Reading, Harrisburg, Malvern, Hanover and Gettysburg, 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 and food and agribusiness. | @BarleySnyder


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