- Business Law
- Construction Law
|University ||Boston College, B.A., summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||Dickinson School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude Woolsack Honor Society, Board of Governors Award, The Joseph Parker McKeehan Award, Deans Scholarship|
Sarah concentrates her practice in real estate law and business law. Her real estate law practice includes the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of residential and commercial real estate. A significant portion of her practice involves land use law, working on zoning, commercial land development and related land use matters. She frequently represents individual and business clients in obtaining variances and special exceptions. Sarah's real estate clients include medical facilities, educational institutions, financial institutions, property managers, professional organizations, development companies, non-profit corporations, and individuals.
In addition, Sarah frequently handles real estate assessment appeals and tax exemption requests. She also handles various agricultural real estate matters, which include review of agricultural conservation easements and issues related to the Clean and Green Program, Act 319. She also has experience in construction law representing owners and contractors in reviewing and negotiating architect agreements and construction contracts.
Sarah counsels business clients on matters including entity formation and selection. She also has particular expertise in liquor licensing matters, including the sale and transfer of liquor licenses and the completion and submission of liquor license applications.
· Lancaster Bar Association Foundation; board member and chair of education committee
· United Way of Lancaster County; resource investment team member
· Leadership Lancaster; 2012 graduate
· The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County; former board member and executive committee member
· Pennsylvania Bar Association
· Lancaster Bar Association
· Letters of Intent - Are They Worth the Time and Risk?
· Get it in Writing or Lose Your Commission
· Update to Pennsylvania's Mortgage Licensing Act: Three Mortgages Per Year or Less Excepted
· Pennsylvania's Mortgage Licensing Act: Private Residential Mortgages Limited to Just Immediate Family Members Unless You're Licensed
· EPA Delays Enforcement of New Lead Paint Rule for Renovation, Repair and Painting Projects
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Letters of Intent - Are They Worth the Time and Risk?
Sarah Yocum Rider, March 18, 2013
Letters of intent are often considered a necessary first step in a commercial real estate transaction, such as an acquisition, sale or lease. Parties, however, should carefully consider whether entering into a letter of intent is worth the time and risk. A poorly drafted letter of intent,...
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