As a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group, Reilly represents clients – including those in the nonprofit, commercial, industrial, finance, senior living, energy and hospitality sectors – in all aspects of their real estate transactions and projects. Reilly frequently reviews, prepares, and counsels clients on agreements of sale, easements, license agreements, real estate financing and development agreements, and leases. His lease work includes ground and pad site leases, office leases, warehouse leases and shopping center leases. Reilly also advises clients on real estate ownership matters, including entity formation and dissolution and title matters in connection with the purchase and sale of real estate.
A large portion of Reilly's practice is concentrated on representing businesses and individuals in obtaining land development and zoning approvals. He assists clients in submissions of and hearings for text amendment, rezoning, variance, special exception, conditional use, subdivision and land development applications. Through this experience, Reilly has become familiar with the unique attributes of many municipalities in central Pennsylvania. Once a property is ready for development, Reilly frequently prepares the necessary documents for alternative forms of development and ownership, including condominiums and planned communities, and assists various owners and associations in these types of communities to understand their rights and obligations.
Another portion of Reilly's practice is dedicated to construction law. He regularly prepares and negotiates construction contracts and advises owner, contractor, and subcontractor clients on all facets of construction law. That includes the American Institute for Architects form agreements, updates to form purchase orders and agreements, mechanics' liens, prevailing wage and Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act issues.
Reilly is familiar with the regulatory and permitting requirements associated with real estate projects in Pennsylvania, including the rules and regulations of various Pennsylvania state agencies, including the Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the Pennsylvania Utility Commission. He uses this experience to assist clients in obtaining approvals for their real estate projects.
An additional component of Reilly’s practice includes counseling clients on various property tax assessment and exemption issues. He’s represented clients at numerous tax assessment appeal and exemption hearings in central Pennsylvania, including hearings before the Lancaster County Board of Assessment Appeals and the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.
Reilly was the recipient of the 2020 Pennsylvania Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Trailblazer award. The award is given annually to a bar association Young Law Division member who practices primarily in the area of real property law or probate and trust law. The attorney must demonstrate excellence and the highest ethical standards in the practice of law and must show a commitment to pro bono legal services.
In his spare time, Reilly enjoys biking, hiking, reading, astronomy, Revolutionary and Civil War history, and spending time with his fiancée, daughter, and their many pets. A Lancaster County native, his favorite aspect of living in central Pennsylvania is the variety of landscapes there – rural farm land, thriving downtowns and the historic small towns in between.