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:
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.