As a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Business practice groups, Chris has a breadth of experience to assist clients in these often intertwined areas of law. Chris understands that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to addressing any one particular client matter, and makes sure to take the time to understand the client’s specific goals and objectives.
As a real estate attorney, Chris handles a wide-range of real estate matters, including:
- Counseling residential and commercial landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating leases
- Guiding clients through the land use process, including special exceptions, variances and land use appeals
- Resolving disputes in residential home sales, representing both buyers and sellers through the Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties’ (RAYAC) dispute resolution process
- Counseling homebuilders and home remodelers, including contracts and compliance with the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA)
- Representing clients in disputes, including residential construction disputes and property disputes
- Working with residential developers to form condominiums and planned communities
As a business attorney, Chris counsels clients on all aspects of business law, including:
- Counseling start-up business owners on forming a business entity and governing documents
- Drafting and reviewing contracts
- Business purchases and sales
Prior to joining Barley Snyder, Chris was director of government affairs for the York County Builders Association where he was responsible for keeping members informed of current law or proposed changes affecting the residential building industry. Chris then went on to serve as executive director of the late state Sen. Mike Waugh’s capitol office where he was involved in policy development and legislation, including changes to the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act and the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.