HARRISBURG (June 10, 2020) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section has selected Lancaster attorney Reilly S. Noetzel of Barley Snyder to receive its 2020 Trailblazer Award.
Instituted last year, the section created the Trailblazer Award to annually recognize young lawyers practicing in the real property and probate and trust areas of law. Honorees must demonstrate excellence in the practice of law, professionalism through bar association activities and a commitment to pro bono legal services.
One nominator applauded Noetzel for combining hard work and keen intelligence with a maturity or judgment beyond his years and an unshakeable commitment to client service.
A member of Barley Snyder’s real estate practice group, Noetzel focuses on facilitating all aspects of real estate transactions. He represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and other parties in every stage of commercial property transactions. A large portion of Noetzel's practice includes counseling real estate developers and buyers in seeking land development and zoning approvals.
Noetzel has strong writing and research skills, a firm grasp of client issues with little detail and description needed, a desire to learn new areas of the law, and the aptitude to delve into complicated real estate transactions and construction and land entitlement matters. Noetzel regularly contributes to the firm's real estate/construction newsletter and has contributed to the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal.
Active in the community, Noetzel is a member of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class for 2020. He is working on a community project for several local housing agencies to address the housing needs in Lancaster City and throughout the county. For this project, he is taking the lead in researching various potential amendments to the Pennsylvania landlord-tenant law and creating a universal residential lease per the request of Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership.
Noetzel serves on the Lancaster Public Library Board of Trustees and provides legal pro bono work on leasing and real estate matters for the library, including assisting with its relocation to 101 North Queen Street in Lancaster. He also provides similar pro bono assistance as a board member of his homeowners' association.
Noetzel is a member the PBA Young Lawyers Division and the Lancaster Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.
He graduated from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Franklin & Marshall College.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state’s largest organized bar association.