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Sarah Yocum Rider
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Sarah Yocum Rider

Lancaster, PA

Sarah concentrates her practice in Real Estate law and Business law. Her Real Estate law practice includes the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of residential and commercial real estate. A significant portion of her practice involves land use law, working on zoning, commercial land development and related land use matters. She frequently represents individual and business clients in obtaining variances and special exceptions. Sarah’s real estate clients include medical facilities, educational institutions, financial institutions, property managers, professional organizations, development companies, non-profit corporations, and individuals.

In addition, Sarah frequently handles real estate assessment appeals and tax exemption requests. She also handles various agricultural real estate matters, which include review of agricultural conservation easements and issues related to the Clean and Green Program, Act 319. She also has experience in construction law representing owners and contractors in reviewing and negotiating architect agreements and construction contracts.

Sarah counsels business clients on matters including entity formation and selection. She also has particular expertise in liquor licensing matters, including the sale and transfer of liquor licenses and the completion and submission of liquor license applications.

  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • “Mechanic’s Lien, Leases and Landlord Tenant Law”, Wake up with Barley: A Morning on Real Estate (September 2017)
Sarah Yocum Rider
  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Boston College, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Pennsylvania
Community Involvement
East Lampeter Township Planning Commission


The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County

Former board member

Pennsylvania Bar Association

House of Delegates representative

Lancaster Law Foundation

Former board member

Leadership Lancaster

2012 graduate

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