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William F. Colby
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William F. Colby
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Reading, PA

Bill Colby focuses his practice in real estate development and banking, in both bank lending and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. In Bill’s real estate practice, he represents developers in commercial, industrial, residential and redevelopment projects throughout Pennsylvania, taking his clients through the planning, approval permitting and acquisition processes. He represents a broad range of national, regional and local developers.

In the banking side of his practice, Bill focuses on representing banks in commercial loan transactions, with clients ranging from small community banks to large multi-state institutions. Bill also works extensively with lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured credit transactions, real estate acquisition and construction financing, asset-based transactions and loan workouts. He represents banks and other creditors in all forms of bankruptcy matters including cash collateral issues, relief from the automatic stay, preference and avoidance actions and the filing of claims and objections.

Bill also advises clients in a variety of general business matters.

MEMBERSHIP
  • American, Pennsylvania and Berks County Bar Associations
PRESENTATIONS
  • “Leasehold Mortgages”, Barley Snyder LendiCon Seminar (March 2015)
  • “Buying, Leasing and Owning: What is Best for Your Business?”, Barley Snyder Business Seminar (October 2014)
  • “Hot Topics in Commercial Lending”, Barley Snyder LendiCon Seminar (November 2012)
William F. Colby
Education
  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
  • Trinity College, B.A.
Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Community Involvement
Greater Berks Food Bank

Former president

Olivet Boys & Girls Club; former member

Board of directors

Tel Hai Retirement Community

Board member and vice chair

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