Paul C. Bametzreider

As a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Creditors’ Rights and Business practice groups, Paul concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, land use, municipal, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law. He brings over 30 years of experience to the firm, representing a vast number of businesses, banks, real estate and land developers, municipalities and government entities throughout the region. 

Paul has extensive experience in handling real estate and land development matters. He guides clients through all aspects of their real estate transactions – both commercial and residential – from the initial planning process to closing. He works frequently with developers, helping them navigate a myriad of land use and zoning issues such as zoning applications, easements and variances. As a licensed title agent, he handles real estate closings, including purchases and refinancing for individuals and businesses. Paul’s real estate experience dovetails with his municipal practice, serving as solicitor for several townships and authorities. He has also presented on legal topics for the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association.

In his creditors’ rights practice, Paul helps creditors in a wide variety of matters relating to mortgage foreclosures and civil actions for the collection and enforcement of debt obligations. He represents creditors in all stages of bankruptcy from filing motions of relief from stay and objections to plans of reorganization. Outside of his work in creditors’ rights, Paul is well-versed in the banking industry. He frequently advises banks on regulatory and compliance matters pertaining to the Uniform Commercial Code (specifically Articles 9, 3, 4 & 5), the state banking code and various federal regulations governing banks (such as Regulation Z or the “Truth in Lending Law” and Regulation P relating to privacy). He also provides counsel on bank secrecy and security laws. Furthermore, Paul has experience with auto-lending matters related to the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act and lending agreements between banks and auto-dealers. He has served as an instructor for the Pennsylvania Bankers Institute in areas relating to law and banking.

As a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Paul participates in the Corporation, Banking and Business Law and Municipal Law Sections in addition to Committees for Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Civil and Equal Rights. He is also a member of the Lebanon County Bar Association and its Committee for Legal Services to the Public.

An active member of the Lebanon County community, Paul serves as Chairman of the Lebanon County Agricultural Land Preservation’s Board of Directors. Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Villanova University and his juris doctor degree from Duquesne University Kline School of Law.

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, Municipal Law Section, Disability Services Committee, Civil and Equal Rights Committee
  • Lebanon County Bar Association – Committee for Legal Services to the Public

Pennsylvania Bankers Institute, Instructor

  • Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, Past presenter for various legal topics

Michelle R. Calvert

Michelle is a partner in the firm’s Business and Real Estate practice groups with over three decades of experience handling a wide variety of corporate and real estate matters. She concentrates her practice in the areas of business, finance, mergers and acquisitions and real estate law.

In her business practice, Michelle advises clients on all aspects of their businesses, ranging from entity selection and formation to corporate governance to mergers and acquisitions and succession planning. Michelle regularly helps clients with transactional matters such as buying and selling businesses. She has experience working with a wide range of business types, including car dealerships, firearms retailers, construction contractors, campgrounds, hospitals/medical practices, restaurants, farms and family-owned businesses. Michelle frequently assists small business start-ups with the purchase of their assets and real estate by preparing documents for their financing transactions. She provides general contract review and drafting as well as advice on regulatory compliance matters. Furthermore, she is well-versed in helping restaurant owners obtain retail liquor licenses.

In her real estate practice, Michelle guides her clients through the purchase and sale process from beginning to end. She handles a variety of transactional matters such as agreements of sale, lease negotiation and easements/rights of way. As a licensed title agent, she handles both residential and commercial real estate closings.

Michelle also has substantial experience working with banks, credit unions, economic development agencies and private lenders to document commercial loan transactions, as well as in providing guidance in lender contracting, corporate compliance and other general business matters. 

Aside from her business and real estate work, Michelle has experience with estate planning and administration needs, particularly with representing clients in guardianship cases.  This aspect of her practice stems from her familiarity and work with the health care and senior living sectors. She currently serves on the board of trustees of Cornwall Manor, a renowned senior living community in Lebanon County. Michelle served for many years as general counsel for Good Samaritan Hospital, assisting with physician contracting, insurance company contracts, regulatory, governance and real estate matters. Michelle is also a past member of the board of directors of the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

Active in the community of Lebanon where she and her family live, Michelle serves on the Lebanon Valley Chamber Foundation Board of Directors. She also serves as legal counsel and a member of the Loan Committee for the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Authority and represents the Emergency Health Services Federation, a non-profit regional EMS council serving eight counties in South Central Pennsylvania. Prior to its dissolution, she also served as the solicitor for the Annville Economic Development Authority. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania and earned her juris doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Before moving to Lebanon in 1998, she practiced law in Cumberland and Franklin Counties.

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lebanon County Bar Association

Loren A. Schrum

As a partner of the firm’s Real Estate, Trusts & Estates and Business practice groups, Loren concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, real estate and land use, and general business law. He brings over four decades of experience to the firm.

Loren has significant experience in handling a breadth of real estate matters. Primarily, he handles residential and commercial real estate transfers in addition to refinancing transactions for individuals and businesses. In his land use practice, Loren helps clients navigate rights of way and boundary issues and has extensive experience representing clients in court if needed. As a licensed title agent, he guarantees proper ownership of a clean title and secures title insurance for his clients.

In his business practice, Loren provides counsel on a wide variety of corporate matters pertaining to business formations, governance and succession planning. He frequently represents family owned businesses and closely held corporations throughout the region, helping them with their unique needs. Helping business owners and management teams with their succession planning often coincides with Loren’s estate planning and administration work.

Loren’s previous work in personal injury, DUI victim and wrongful death cases (frequently involving motor vehicle accidents) led him to being named to Philadelphia Magazine’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, the Ultimate Guide to the Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania issued in 2004 and 2006. He was the first lawyer in Lebanon County to be admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Loren has practiced law since 1978 when he began his legal career serving as Law Clerk to the Honorable G. Thomas Gates, President Judge, in the Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas.

A Lebanon native, Loren is active and well-known in his community. He currently serves on the board of directors of E&E Metal Fab and Royer’s Flowers & Gifts shops. He formerly served on the board of directors of the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA for 15 years and as a basketball and softball coach for a Catholic youth organization for 20 years where he coached girls from second to eighth grade. Loren earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University and his juris doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Philadelphia Magazine’s Pennsylvania Super lawyers, the Ultimate Guide to the Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania (2004 and 2006)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice’s Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability section and the Auto ListServ, Former Member
  • Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Former Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar, Family Law Sub-section, Civil Litigation Sub-section, Former Member
  • Lebanon County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Colleen S. Gallo

Colleen is a partner in Barley Snyder’s Real Estate, Trusts & Estates and Litigation Practice Groups. She brings over 25 years of legal experience to the firm.

In her real estate practice, Colleen assists clients with a wide variety of matters. She regularly prepares agreements of sale and handles land use and zoning matters and closings. Her real estate experience dovetails with her municipal practice where she has significant experience representing municipalities and authorities throughout Lebanon County including boroughs, townships and school districts.

Colleen is well-versed in estate administration and planning matters. She helps clients develop comprehensive estate plans which includes drafting important documents such as wills, powers of attorney and livings wills. Her estate planning work often takes her to Orphan’s Court where she frequently litigates guardianship cases.

Born and raised in Lebanon, Colleen is very active in the community and giving back is important to her. She serves on boards of many organizations, including currently serving as board president of Halcyon Activity Center as well as a board member for Hershey Federal Credit Union and YMCA Camp Rocky Creek in Cornwall. Colleen also serves as a committee member for Lebanon Valley Family YMCA’s Evening at the Manor and is the chair of the Lebanon County Bar Association Family Law Committee.

Colleen earned her bachelor’s degree in Government from Shippensburg University and received her juris doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law. She started her legal career practicing in Allegheny County.

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2014 Lebanon County William H.G. Warner Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Lebanon Bar Association Family Law Committee

Paul F. Troisi

Paul is a partner at Barley Snyder in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, assisting clients in commercial litigation, personal injury, real estate, construction, and professional licensing cases. He understands that litigation involves making difficult personal, legal, business, and financial decisions. His experience enables him to guide his clients through the litigation process in pursuit of the best possible outcome. Paul previously worked for firms in Bethlehem and Harrisburg, focusing on civil litigation to give him the experience he now possesses to help his clients through complex litigation matters.

Paul has experience in state and federal court, representing both individuals and businesses in a wide range of matters. With the growing trend of cases resolving or being decided through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings, Paul’s practice also includes representing his clients in arbitrations and mediations.

Commercial Litigation
Paul assists businesses of all sizes and individuals with collections cases, contract disputes, non-compete/non-solicitation agreement matters, business ownership disputes, business dissolution matters, violations of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, violations of the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, and commercial lease cases, among other areas.

Personal Injury
Paul represents individuals in motor vehicle accident, premises liability, products liability, slip and fall, and wrongful death cases.

Real Estate
Paul has experience in zoning matters, property disputes, quiet title cases, and with commercial/residential landlords in lease and landlord/tenant matters.

Paul represents construction industry professionals in a variety of disputes including breach of contract, violations of the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, and Pennsylvania mechanics’ lien matters.

Dram Shop Defense
Paul defends businesses in claims arising under Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop laws, including personal injury suits filed by patrons and third-parties.

Professional Licensing
Paul represents professionals before administrative bodies in disputes related to various professional licensing issues.

In our community, Paul is the treasurer of the Berks County Bar Association. As treasurer, Paul is part of its executive & finance committee and its board of directors. He also is a member of the bar’s civil litigation section, local rules committee and investment committee. Paul is actively involved in the firm, chairing the Mentorship Committee and serving as a member of the Marketing Committee and the Summer Associate Committee. He also serves on the board of directors for the YMCA of Reading and Berks County. In his free time, Paul enjoys the outdoors and is an avid sports fan.

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star (2023)
  • Lehigh Valley Business, Forty Under 40 List (2023)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Latisha Bernard Schuenemann

Latisha Bernard Schuenemann is a member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates and Business practice groups. She holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation and her knowledge of tax law helps the firm’s clients with estate planning and estate and trust administration matters. Latisha also handles a myriad of business transactions.

Outside of the office, Latisha is involved with many organizations. She serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Women in the Profession and PBA Minority Bar Committees, a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, a member of the Berks County Bar Association and chairs the Berks County Orphans’ Court Rules Committee, a member of the Estate Planning Council of Berks County, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, a member of the Endlich Law Club, a past board member and past vice president of the Greater Reading Young Professionals and a past member of the Berks County Libraries Task Force.

Latisha is an alumnus of Reading Central Catholic High School. She earned a degree in business administration from Kutztown University and her master of science degree in criminal justice from St. Joseph’s University. Latisha also earned her Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law and her LL.M. degree in taxation from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

While attending law school, Latisha worked as a legal intern at the Office of Attorney General within the Capital Litigation Section and Medicaid Fraud Section. Latisha also worked as a certified legal intern at the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic, which provides legal services to the community.

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Estate Planning Council of Berks County, member, past president
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee
  • Endlich Law Club
  • PBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • The National Black Lawyers
  • “Interviewing Clients for Estate Planning and Estate Settlements”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (2021)
  • “Estate Law Update”, Berks County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference (2021)
  • “Benefits of Using a Trust for Families in Need”, Fiduciary Trust Company International of Pennsylvania Webinar (2021)
  • “Oops! Common Mistakes on Guardianship Report”, Berks County Bar Association (2021)
  • “Preparation of Prenuptial Agreements” , Berks County Bar Association Course (2021)
  • “New Jersey v. Pennsylvania – Estate Administration and Planning” , New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Course (2020)
  • “New Guardianship Rules” , Berks County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference (2019)
  • “How to Close an Estate”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Legal Education Course (2016)
  • “Trusts 101″, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Course (2013)
  • “Probate Process from A to Z” , National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Course (2021)

Frederick M. Nice

With nearly forty years of experience, Fred offers his clients a vast corporate, banking, tax, estate planning and business representation background. He advises businesses and their owners on structuring business transactions, solving business and tax-related problems and creative estate planning.

Fred concentrates his practice on creative and sophisticated estate planning including the preparation of tax-affected wills and all forms of trusts, including, but not limited to, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, charitable trusts, life insurance trusts, minor’s trusts, pet trusts and gun trusts. He advises clients on asset protection planning for affluent clients as well as Medicaid and nursing home planning. In addition, Fred prepares financial powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and limited powers of attorney for business transactions. Fred is involved in fiduciary litigation on all levels as well as charitable planning. He is one of a handful of attorneys in Berks County who focuses on special needs planning and trusts. His experience helping disabled individuals has positioned Fred as a liaison between many professionals who frequently approach him for his guidance.

In his business practice, Fred focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, real estate, banking and tax-related matters. He deals with all forms of entities including C corporations, S corporations, limited liability companies, and general and limited partnerships. Fred prepares shareholder agreements, stock and asset purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements and consulting agreements.

Fred actively represents clients before all levels of the IRS and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in tax-related matters. He has lectured on estate planning, charitable giving, long-term care and nursing home planning, life insurance trusts, revocable trusts, elder law, special needs planning, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, shareholder agreements and Marcellus Shale gas leasing.

Committed to the Berks County community, Fred has served in many capacities with several nonprofits including the Boy Scouts of America, the United Way, Olivet’s Boys and Girls Club and Opportunity House. He currently serves on the board of the Foundation for the Reading Public Museum. Fred is a past chairman of the board of Easterseals of Eastern Pennsylvania and past president of the Berks County Estate Planning Council. He is also a past chairman of the Berks County Bar Association Estate Planning Section and past president and board member of the Berkshire Country Club.

A graduate of Wyomissing High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from American University before obtaining his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University. Fred also earned a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law.

  • Berks County Estate Planning Council, past president
  • Berks County Bar Association Estate Planning Section, past chairman

Kevin A. Moore

Kevin is a partner in the firm’s Employment and Litigation practice groups and chairs the Labor Law Practice Team, helping clients with legal challenges in employment and labor law and working as counsel for businesses in litigation. Kevin is involved with clients at many levels, working with them broadly as general counsel as well as in other areas such as commercial and construction litigation. Kevin and his partners quickly size up the case, identify the goal to be achieved, and provide the roadmap to reach that goal in the litigation process. Whether zealously advocating the client’s position in the courtroom or cogently analyzing the business impact of litigation in the boardroom, Kevin provides the unique blend of trial counsel and business leadership clients need to achieve their strategic goals.

Helping the business community stay up and running, Kevin frequently lectures to businesses and to attorneys on all areas of employment, labor, and commercial and construction litigation. He is an approved EEOC trainer, federal court arbitrator, and guest lecturer at local colleges and universities. Kevin also is a Berks County Court Arbitrator and Discovery Master.

He is a past chairman of the Berks County Bar Association Employment Law Section and is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Employment and Labor Committee. Kevin volunteers his time as an attorney by serving as the volunteer solicitor to many community and charitable organizations.

Kevin is an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and the IM ABLE Foundation. He sits on numerous school and church related boards and committees. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys musical theatre and is a competitive age group triathlete and cyclist. He resides in Spring Township, Berks County with his family.

  • Approved EEOC trainer
  • Arbitrator, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Arbitrator and Discovery Master, Berks County Court of Common Pleas
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Employment and Labor Committee
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) Chapter 179
  • “Human Resources Contractor Peer Group,” ABC Keystone (February 2024)
  • “Federal Labor Law Changes Regarding Union Organization,” Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce (December 2023)
  • “Labor Law Update,” Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (September 2023)
  • “Employee Handbooks: Avoiding Common Mistakes,” Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (June 2023)
  • “Proactive v. Reactive: How Getting to the Core of Employee Concerns Helps Employers Stay Ahead of Union Activity,” Barley Snyder’s 40th Annual Employment Law Seminar (May 2023)
  • “Workplace Investigations,” Berks County Bar Association (December 2022)
  • “Errors Employers Make When Drafting/Updating Handbooks,” Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association’s HR Roundtable (December 2022)
  • “Labor Unions and Healthcare,” Appalachian Health Care Human Resources Society (November 2022)
  • “U.S. Employment Laws and Regulations,” SHRM Chapter 179 Certification (November 2022)
  • “14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Summit” – Keynote Presenter, Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association (September 2022)
  • “NLRB/Union Activity: What’s New in 2022,” Barley Snyder’s 39th Annual Employment Law Seminar (May 2022)
  • “2022 Reading Business Seminar” – Panelist, Barley Snyder (April 2022)
  • “New Developments In Labor Law-2022,” World Sign Associates Division 9 Semi-Annual Meeting (April 2022)
  • “50th Anniversary Dinner,” Berks County Chapter of the Society For the Human Resource Management (April 2022)

Matthew M. Mayer

As an international/operational law attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, then-Capt. Matthew Mayer served as the U.S. Army’s sole legal representative in Europe at numerous planning conferences for military exercises in Poland, Italy, Romania, Israel and the Ukraine. In that position, he negotiated and drafted multimillion-dollar contracts on the Army’s behalf with various other European nations. In a previous position as the command judge advocate for Headquarters, Fifth Signal Command in Mannheim, Germany, Mayer was the sole legal advisor to a two-star general for the entire European Signal Command. Along the way, he advised clients from the lowest-grade private to four-star generals.

Today, Matt is drawing from his JAG experience and applying it as an attorney in Barley Snyder’s Business Practice Group, where he focuses on general corporate and commercial transactions, along with work in the estate planning and business representation fields. He has been admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. His diverse military background has prepared him to serve a wide variety of clients, from small family businesses to multimillion-dollar corporations.

An All-Berks soccer player and alumnus of Fleetwood High School, Matt continued his soccer career at Moravian College where he was an all-conference captain of his soccer team and a cum laude graduate. Mayer received his Juris Doctor degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He currently resides in Sinking Spring and is an avid sports enthusiast and stays active in golf, soccer, running and weightlifting. 

  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Charles J. Phillips

Chuck has extensive experience in business transactions, contract negotiations and business succession planning. He offers business advice to clients in addition to developing long-term business strategies. Whether a client is buying or selling a business, restructuring its financial affairs or putting important contracts in place with customers, suppliers, or other owners, Chuck provides the strategic guidance and counsel that separates him from other business attorneys. He has guided his clients through general corporate law, tax resolution cases and commercial litigation.

In his mergers & acquisitions practice, Chuck has worked on hundreds of transactions, both small and large. He regularly assists clients with due diligence, structuring transactions, deal negotiations and drafting acquisition agreements. He also advises on asset purchases, stock purchases, and management and leveraged buyouts. His ability to create solutions to problems that arise amid transactions and to identify important deal trends remains an invaluable asset to his clients.

Chuck is a magna cum laude graduate of Albright College, where he formerly served as a member of its board of trustees. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Villanova Law School. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar associations, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Committee. He is also a past president of the Berks County Bar Association.

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Committee
  • Berks County Bar Association

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