Reilly is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, focusing on facilitating all aspects of real estate transactions. He represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and other parties in every stage of commercial property transactions, from drafting the initial agreements to closing. The types of agreements that Reilly frequently reviews and prepares for clients in their real estate transactions include agreements of sale, easements, license agreements and leases. During the due diligence phase, Reilly regularly advises clients on title matters, including reviewing title commitments and title searches prior to closing. Reilly also assists clients with entity formation and dissolution matters in connection with the purchase and disposition of real estate.
A large portion of Reilly's practice includes counseling real estate developers and buyers in seeking land development and zoning approvals. He has represented clients in the submission of and at the hearings for text amendment, rezoning, variance, special exception and conditional use applications. 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. He also assists various owners and associations in these types of communities to understand their rights and obligations.
Reilly maintains a steady construction law practice and frequently prepares and reviews construction contracts for clients. He advises them on all facets of construction law, including the American Institute for Architects form agreements, mechanics' liens, prevailing wage and Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act issues.
Reilly recognizes that real estate transactions require a detailed and precise understanding of key deadlines, yields and goals. He often advises clients on not only the legal documents pertaining to a particular transaction, but also the regulatory and compliance requirements as well. He is familiar with the rules and regulations of various Pennsylvania state agencies, including Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the Pennsylvania Utility Commission.
A frequent piece of Reilly’s practices 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 their 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 and their family (including three dogs and three cats). A Lancaster County native, 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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