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Jacob H. Kiessling
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Jacob H. Kiessling

Harrisburg, PA

Jake is an attorney in the firm’s Business, Real Estate and Trusts & Estates practice groups with vast experience in the areas of business succession and transactions, real estate, and estate and trust matters.

In his business practice, Jake represents small business and farm clients, commercial real estate investors, medical and dental professionals, and other business clients. His representation includes a wide array of legal matters including business formation and operation and asset acquisition. Jake also represents clients in various real estate transactions ranging from purchases of preserved farmland to commercial and industrial properties.

Particularly, Jake has extensive experience successfully negotiating favorable solar and other alternative energy leases on behalf of landowners across Pennsylvania. He has presented seminars and podcasts regarding solar energy development and leasing practices for various organizations. As an invited panelist before the Pennsylvania Senate Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee, he has provided testimony with respect to solar industry leasing practices and the impact of solar development on prime agricultural land.

Jake also represents clients with their estate planning needs, whether simple or complex, and has represented financial institutions serving as estate and trust fiduciaries with respect to various issues arising in trust and estate administrations.

Prior to joining Barley Snyder, Jake was a partner in a mid-sized Harrisburg law firm. Jake resides in York County with his wife and their two children. He enjoys fly fishing and fly tying, playing guitar, Penn State wrestling, and Philadelphia sports. Jake is an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hummelstown and is a member of the Church’s Congregation Council. Jake also serves on the Lycoming College Alumni Association Executive Committee and the LutheranHANDS Foundation Board of Directors.

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
Jacob H. Kiessling
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
  • Lycoming College, B.S. in Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pennsylvania
Community Involvement
Lycoming College Alumni Association

Executive Committee

LutheranHANDS Foundation

Board of Directors

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Congregation Council

Council Member

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