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Jayne R. Katherman
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Jayne R. Katherman

York, PA

Jayne is a dedicated member of the Barley Snyder Real Estate, Business and Hospitality groups, with a strong background in municipal law and estate planning.

Jayne primarily focuses her practice on municipal development, representing clients in zoning and land development matters. She handles complex land use issues such as variances, special exceptions, conditional uses, zoning appeals, and other land use matters for municipal and development clients. Jayne also has experience serving as Solicitor for several municipalities and general authorities in York County. In the realm of real estate, Jayne is well-versed in planned community representation, serving both developers and homeowner association boards. She further provides comprehensive legal support to individuals, guiding them through every phase of real estate acquisition, financing, operations, development and sales.

Jayne also maintains a small practice in estate planning and estate administration. She frequently assists clients with the preparation of basic estate planning documents including wills, powers of attorney and medical directives in addition to the administration of estates.

In her hospitality practice, Jayne has experience with the sales and acquisitions of hotels and guiding clients through the process of liquor license transfers. Furthermore, Jayne holds broad experience in general business law which consists of entity formations, review and negotiations of contracts and contract drafting.

Outside of the firm, Jayne serves on the Junior Board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, a dynamic group of young women who raise awareness and funds in support of the organization’s mission and operations. In addition, Jayne was previously involved with volunteering for the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center in York to help provide “Know Your Rights” educational programs to immigration-related detainees in the York County Prison.

In her free time, Jayne enjoys playing the part of “Auntie Jay” to her five nieces and nephews, reading, spending time outdoors, traveling and cooking.

  • York County Bar Association
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • York Young Professionals
  • Pennsylvania State Association of Township Solicitors
  • Herbert B. Cohen Chapter of the American Inns of Court
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, Municipal Law (2024)
  • “Real Estate Investments and LLC’s: An Introduction”, Real Estate Hackers Pottstown Meetup Group (September 2023)
Jayne R. Katherman
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Duquesne University, summa cum laude
  • Pennsylvania
Community Involvement
YWCA Greater Harrisburg

Junior Board Member

Junior Achievement of South Central PA


York County Bar Association Social Committee


York County Bar Association Women in Law Committee


Lancaster Bar Association


ABC Keystone

Young Professionals Committee

Lancaster Chamber


Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center

Former volunteer

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