Lancaster-based Barley Snyder continues its expansion with the acquisition of Lebanon-based Reilly Wolfson.
Reilly Wolfson’s eight attorneys, three paralegals and 15 staff members joined Barley Snyder, effective April 1. With the additions, Barley Snyder now has 130 attorneys, an all-time high for the firm.
The acquisition marks the second major addition to the firm within 15 months. Barley Snyder acquired Wyomissing-based Leisawitz Heller and its 14 attorneys in January 2022.
The partners at both firms agreed to pursue the joint affiliation based on shared values, supportive practice offerings for clients, and similar client-oriented cultures, Barley Snyder said.
“It has been a wonderful journey having the opportunity to expand in areas complementary to our existing markets and communities,” Barley Snyder Managing Partner Jeff Lobach said. “The addition of these excellent and widely respected lawyers will attract and retain clients who are loyal to our Lebanon counterparts. We have been active in the Lebanon market for decades and look forward to strengthening relationships there and enhancing our services for years to come.”
Loren Schrum, managing partner of Reilly Wolfson, said, “Our affiliation with Barley Snyder will give our existing and potential clients access to numerous areas of legal services that we could not otherwise provide, as well as additional support by highly qualified professionals and access to the latest technology. This also provides clients continuity and consistency into the future.”
Since 2015, Barley Snyder’s attorney roster has grown substantially after opening new offices in Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Schuylkill Haven and Wyomissing. The firm has also opened two offices in Maryland and completed transactions that added to its Hanover, Lancaster and York offices.
The new team members will remain at Reilly Wolfson’s former office location at 1601 Cornwall Road in Lebanon.
“We remain focused on providing unwavering, excellent service to our clients and communities while thoughtfully expanding our reach,” Lobach said.