Reilly S. Noetzel


  • Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington, J.D.
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. in Government and B.A. in Special Studies: Arabic & French, Summa Cum Laude


  • Pennsylvania

Practice Area


  • 2012 Congressman Edwin Eshleman Award in Government (2012)
  • CALI Award - Estate Planning (2015)


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lancaster County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Lancaster Public Library, board of trustees
  • Landis Valley Museum, former board member


  • German
  • French
  • Arabic

Reilly S. Noetzel

Associate(717) 399-1561
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Reilly is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, focusing on facilitating all aspects of real estate transactions. He has represented both buyers and sellers at all stages of commercial property transactions, from drafting the initial agreements to closing. He has assisted clients in the leasing and disposition of vacant land, newly constructed buildings and existing spaces, including the sale of retail properties as a result of bankruptcy. During the due diligence phase, Reilly regularly advises clients on title matters, including reviewing title commitments and title searches prior to closing. He has also reviewed and drafted lease agreements on behalf of landlords and tenants and has tackled projects including:

  • Advising clients on prospective commercial office space leases and ground leases, including tenant fit-out arrangements.
  • Preparing zoning requests, including special exception, text amendment, map amendment, and variance applications, and representing clients at the municipal hearing.
  • Drafting planned community documents for a residential neighborhood and condominium documents for a mixed-use, urban building conversion, and advising clients on their rights and duties related to planned community and condominium forms of ownership.
  • Preparing and negotiating agreements of sale for vacant land, as well as commercial, retail and industrial spaces.

Reilly takes a practical approach to counseling clients in their real estate matters. He recognizes that real estate transactions require a detailed and precise understanding of key deadlines, yields and goals. Reilly often advises clients on not only the legal documents pertaining to a particular transaction, but also the regulatory and compliance requirements as well. Reilly's experience in interpreting zoning ordinances and state statutes has allowed him to help landowners navigate the complex permitting requirements for subdivision and land development projects. He has advised developers on various state and county storm water management concerns, including often-complicated post-construction stormwater management regulations issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. He's also worked on environmental and energy issues, including reviewing Phase I and Phase II reports and oil and gas leases in connection with the sale or purchase of real estate.

He's also counseled clients on various property tax assessment and exemption issues and has litigated numerous tax assessment appeals at the Lancaster County Board of Assessment Appeals and the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Reilly maintains an active construction law practice and frequently reviews AIA construction contracts on behalf of owners, contractors, and subcontractors and advises clients in the construction industry on various changes in construction law and updates to the AIA contract forms.

In his spare time, Reilly enjoys biking, hiking, reading, astronomy, Revolutionary and Civil War history, and spending time with his family (including three dogs and two cats). His favorite aspect of living in central Pennsylvania is the variety of landscapes there – rural farm land, a thriving downtown, and the historic small towns in between.

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