Looking for a syndication attorney in PA, pref South Central PA

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To all,

I am looking to meet up with an attorney in PA that is experienced in doing syndications. My current attorney can handle the smaller deals and setting up LLC's but has no experience in sydications. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you have personally used the lawyer for your syndications, even better.

Thanks in advance,

Hi @John Cassel ,

From what I understand, syndication laws are federal laws governed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),

but must also comply with state laws.  So it shouldn't matter that your attorney is not in your state. Here are two lawyers 

that I know that work with syndication:

@Kim Lisa Taylor she's in St. Augustine, FL or

Gene Trowbridge in CA (groupsponsor.com)

I'm reading and learning all I can about syndication. Hope to do some myself.

Hope this helps

@John Cassel

For securities lawyers, you don't really need the lawyer to be in Pennsylvania. The main job of a syndication attorney is to help you comply with SEC issues. Of course, you need to comply with Blue Sky Laws of the specific state as well. But compliance with SEC laws is your primary concern. That stays the same regardless of what state you are in.  

For our projects, we worked with @Jillian Sidoti. She's at the same firm with Gene Trowbridge, Esq. that @Mario J Perez mentioned. I know all the GPs have been very happy with her work and her team. I would reach out to her. 

If you must work with a Pennsylvania attorney, I can give refer you to some SEC lawyers that I've worked with. But my dealings with them had to do with non-real-estate matters (e.g. IPO clients, mid-stage VC startups, etc.). They also work for mega firms (500+ lawyers). So I don't know if they would be a good fit.

Assuming you are looking at a project in Pennsylvania, you will probably still want to work with a lawyer or law firm that can handle the underlying transactions. Depending on what you are doing, you'll need someone to help with the real estate issues and also lending issues. It's very common for syndicators to work with multiple lawyers on these projects.

Now you could try to get all the issues done through one law firm. But you are then typically working with mega firms. While it's arguably nice, you tend to pay a lot for that convenience. You are looking at anywhere from $300 to $600 an hour for junior associates. 

Disclaimer: While I’m an attorney licensed to practice in PA, I’m not your attorney. What I wrote above does not create an attorney/client relationship between us. I wrote the above for informational purposes. Do not rely on it for legal advice. Always consult with your attorney before you rely on the above information.

We did a syndication in South Central PA.  We used Barley Snyder.  Let me know if you want the exact lawyer we used.  He was fantastic.  We ended up raising $2M, and he did a great job explaining all of the rules and policies we had to adhere to.  Quick turn-around as well.