Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinator
For Immediate Release
Lancaster, Pa. – Barley Snyder is proud to announce a change in leadership at the top of its Education Law Practice Group
with William J. Zee
assuming the chair position, succeeding Kim R. Smith.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this prestigious, diligent group of attorneys at Barley Snyder,” Zee said. “We have had a wealth of success stories in the last two years here at the firm, and my goal is to keep those success stories coming in.”
said Zee is more than up to the test to lead the group and she said she expects a smooth transition between her and Zee.
“This is a position for which Bill is extremely well-qualified,” Smith said. “We have worked closely together in assuming leadership and transition for the past two years and I am confident in the continued success of the group under Bill’s leadership.”
Both Smith and Zee came to Barley Snyder in 2015 from the former Lancaster firm Hartman Underhill and Brubaker. Barley Snyder absorbed HUB’s education group that year. Smith had been the Education Law Practice Group’s chair since the group started at Barley Snyder.
Zee is a prolific presenter at education events, workshops and seminars, logging thousands of miles on his car’s odometer throughout central Pennsylvania, the rest of the state and the entire country. He and colleague David Walker, another attorney at Barley Snyder, presented in late April at the 38th National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities outside Washington, D.C.
The Barley Snyder Education Law Practice Group includes linked focuses in higher education, public school districts and private schools. The group works with and counsels schools in central Pennsylvania and beyond in areas of law including governance, real estate development and land use, employment benefits, privacy, security and student safety along with a host of other issues that face educational institutions across the country.
For more information on the firm’s work in education, reach out to anyone in the Education group.
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