Reilly S. Noetzel


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D.
  • Franklin and 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

  • Landis Valley Museum, board of directors
  • District 10 Pro Bono Project - Bankruptcy


  • German
  • French
  • Arabic

Reilly S. Noetzel

Associate(717) 399-1561
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Reilly is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Law group. His practice is focused 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. 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. His experience includes:

  • Advising a large institutional client on prospective commercial office space leases.
  • Preparing a special exception request for a large development project and successfully representing the client at the municipal hearing.
  • Drafting planned community documents for a residential neighborhood and advising clients on their rights and duties related to condominium and planned community forms of ownership.
  • Preparing hotel agreements of sale and conducting closings for large hotel buyers.

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, deliverables, 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 land development projects. He has assisted developers in forming planned communities and advised clients on various state and county storm water management concerns, including often-complicated Post-Construction Stormwater Management regulations from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Reilly has 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 obtained his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While at IU, Reilly served as an editor on the Indiana Law Journal, as well as drafted and interpreted conservation easements and covenants at the School’s Conservation Law Center.

Prior to joining Barley Snyder, Reilly was an attorney with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General in the Public Protection Division, where he litigated complex public utility regulatory issues including base rate cases and quality of service cases involving Pennsylvania water, gas, telephone and electric companies.

Reilly is a Lancaster County native and is passionate about the area’s businesses and people that call it home.