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Who We Are

The Barley Snyder Business Law Group is made up of innovative lawyers located throughout central Pennsylvania. We are ready to assist clients with complex transactional and operational matters as well as day-to-day general corporate advisory services. We combine our knowledge of the law with an understanding of the various industries that our clients are involved in to help clients craft common sense business solutions. Our goal is to serve as a counselor for owners and managers, assisting them in resolving business issues and proactively planning future strategies. We achieve that goal by earning trust and confidence through our responsiveness and results-oriented solutions.

What We Do

Our attorneys work with clients involved in a variety of industries including manufacturing, finance, insurance, agribusiness, distribution, real estate, retailing and various service professions. Specifically, we work with clients in areas such as: 

  • Entity selection and formation – analyzing operations, risk factors and tax strategy to determine the appropriate entity to be used for the particular business
  • Governance – advising companies, boards and individual board members on governance and corporate formalities including Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions including: 
    • Stock Purchase Agreements
    • Asset Purchase Agreements
    • Mergers
    • Leveraged buyouts
    • Management buyouts
    • Private equity
  • Securities
    • Debt and equity/public and private offerings
    • SEC disclosure requirements
    • Venture capital financing
    • Stock-based compensation
    • Exchange listing
    • Proxy Statements
  • Day-to-day corporate advisory services including:
    • Contract negotiation and review
    • Lease negotiation and review
    • Purchase Orders/Terms and Conditions
    • Risk Management
  • Tax planning and resolution of tax issues
  • Shareholder and partner relations and disputes
  • Executive employment and compensation
  • Debt and capital restructuring for financially troubled businesses
  • Licensing, distribution and franchising, antitrust and unfair competition, protection of trade secrets, licensing and general business advice and planning
  • Structuring and negotiation of loans and other credit and commercial transactions
  • Out-of-court resolution of disputes which arise in commercial settings
  • Representative Transactions

Who We Serve

Our attorneys in the Barley Snyder Business Law Group represent all types of entities including closely-held businesses ranging from sole proprietorships to large companies with multiple owners, public corporations, general and limited partnerships and professional corporations. We represent a multitude of industries with particular emphasis on banks and other financial institutions, service-related businesses and professionals, medical practices, manufacturers, agri-businesses and technology firms.

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October 11, 2017

Barley Snyder Hires Daniel McCarthy

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September 29, 2017

More Specifics Come Out in New Trump Tax Plan

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September 21, 2017

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September 11, 2017

The Business of Trademarks: Part 2

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August 24, 2017

IRS Reaffirms ACA’s Employer Mandate

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August 22, 2017

Hotel at Rock Lititz Now Under Construction

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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August 21, 2017

The Business of Trademarks: Part 1

You’re a small business owner from central Pennsylvania on vacation in He...

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August 9, 2017

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 4

(NOTE: This is the final part of a series of alerts linking intellectual pr...

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August 4, 2017

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 3

(NOTE: This is part 3 of 4 in a series of alerts linking intellectual prope...

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July 26, 2017

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 2

(NOTE: This is part 2 of 4 in a series of alerts linking intellectual prope...

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July 24, 2017

Trump Administration Plans to Ax the International Entrepreneur Rule

Last week the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would delay...

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July 19, 2017

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 1

(NOTE: This is part 1 of 4 in a series of alerts linking intellectual prope...

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June 27, 2017

Barley Snyder’s Mixell Named to Reading-Area Foundation Board

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June 6, 2017

Jeremy Frey Installed as Chair of Barley Snyder’s Business Law Group

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May 17, 2017

Lobach to Receive “York Distinguished Citizen” Award

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May 16, 2017

Seven Barley Snyder Attorneys Garner “Super Lawyers” Distinction

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May 12, 2017

Korman’s “Game of Thrones”-themed Paper Published in Law Journal

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April 20, 2017

Free Pass for Taxes Owed to Pennsylvania?

If you owe back taxes to Pennsylvania, you’re in luck. Starting April 21 ...

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April 19, 2017

Barley Snyder’s Brian Korman Named to Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster Board

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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February 22, 2017

Big Changes in Pennsylvania for LLCs, LLPs, LPs, and GPs

A major overhaul and modernization of the laws governing unincorporated ass...

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February 8, 2017

Lobach Named Chair of WellSpan Foundation Board

York, Pa. – Barley Snyder Managing Partner Jeffrey D. Lobach ha...

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January 18, 2017

Change is Coming: A Look at Trump and Republican Tax Proposals

Tax reform is coming, and you better be ready. Regardless of how you voted ...

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November 3, 2016

Eight from Barley Snyder Named to “Best Lawyers” list

Lancaster/Reading/York, Pa. – Barley Snyder is excited to ...

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August 5, 2016

Possible Changes Coming for Valuations of Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

On Tuesday, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued pro...

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August 5, 2016

What Can Go Wrong When You Offer Public Internet Access

By providing public internet access, a business owner may find that he or s...

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July 7, 2016

Is Arbitration the Best Option for My Business?

While arbitration provisions have become commonplace in various types of co...

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June 13, 2016

New Container Weight Requirements Effective July 1, 2016

This summer, new container weight requirements go into effect for container...

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May 11, 2016

Another Statute With Broad Whistleblower Protections – The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

In April, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) iss...

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November 11, 2015

Barley Snyder Welcomes Attorney Abby Medin

Lancaster, PA – The law firm of Barley Snyder is pleased to announce...

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October 1, 2015

Credit Card Fraud: EMV compliance and shift of liability as of October 1

As of October 1, 2015, all major credit card companies in the United States...

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August 24, 2015

Jeremy Frey Secured Approval for Rum Distillery in Hanover

Barley Snyder business and real estate attorney Jeremy Frey secur...

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April 21, 2015

USDA National Organic Program Instruction on Use of Brand or Company Names Containing the Word “Organic”

On August 14, 2014, the National Organic Program (NOP) of the United States...

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April 1, 2015

Family Enterprises: How to Build Growth, Family Control and Family Harmony

Recognition of the power and importance of businesses controlled by family ...

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February 20, 2015

West Coast Ports Labor Turmoil – Time to Dust Off That Overlooked Force Majeure Clause?

AUTHOR NOTE: The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longsho...

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January 27, 2015

Attorney Joe Falcon Elected to Newtown Square Petticoat League Board

Malvern, PA – The law firm of Barley Snyder is pleased to announce t...

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January 5, 2015

Barley Snyder Attorney Don Geiter to Lead Firm’s Finance & Creditors’ Rights Group

Lancaster, PA – The law firm of Barley Snyder is pleased to announce tha...

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January 1, 2015

Prospectus Berco Elects Barley Snyder Attorney Michael Mixell to its Board of Directors

Reading, PA – The law office of Barley Snyder is pleased to announce...

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October 23, 2014

Barley Snyder Attorney Michael Mixell has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Reading, PA – The law office of Barley Snyder is pleased to announce t...

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April 1, 2014

The Target Data Breach: What can you and your business learn?

Unless you have been in hibernation this winter, you are likely aware of th...

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November 2, 2013

Dodd-Frank Update: How to Qualify for the End-User Exception to the Mandatory Clearing Requirement

On September 9, 2013, many interest rate swaps and credit default swaps ent...

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November 1, 2013

De Facto Merger Doctrine and Successor Liability under Pennsylvania Law

Successor liability is an exception to the general rule that, when one enti...

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June 13, 2012

Series LLC: What is it?

A series limited liability company, commonly known as a series LLC, is a sp...

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April 15, 2011

Barley Snyder Participates in Transaction in which Herley Industries is Acquired by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Herley Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRLY), a leader in the design, development...

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June 25, 2009

Licensing Guidelines Revised for Foreign Nationals Employed by ITAR-Registered Corporations

Foreign nationals (other than U.S. permanent residents and protected indivi...

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March 5, 2008

International Registration and Protection of Trademarks Under The Madrid Agreement and Protocol

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In the third episode of season two’s Barley Snyder Legal Update Podcast, partner David Freedman is joined by partner and chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group Jill Sebest Welch. In today’s post-pandemic...

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This webinar titled “Reopening the Hospitality Industry: Current Guidelines, Possible Risks and Future Scenarios” was presented by Barley Snyder on Monday, June 22. The webinar focused on the steps business owners...

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