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Barbara Reist Dillon is a partner with Nikolaus & Hohenadel who concentrates her practice in the areas of business and real estate transactions, estate planning and administration, and non-profit law. Barbara’s 25 years of practice have provided her with the experience and perspective to deal with organizations and families as they experience growth and transition.

Business Transactions

A former adjunct instructor of Business Law at Lebanon Valley College, Barbara has had extensive experience in counseling entrepreneurs, providing assistance in forming corporations and limited liability companies, filing fictitious names and providing local counsel on copyright, trademark and patent issues. She also works with companies acquiring or selling assets.

A member of the National Association of Development Companies, she represents EDC Finance Corporation in SBA 504 and state loan transactions.

Estate Planning and Administration

Barbara works with individuals and families to prepare for the future with wills, trusts, financial and healthcare powers of attorney. In the event of a death, she assists families to administer estates with compassion and efficiency.

Non-Profit Organizations

Both as counsel and a community volunteer, Barbara has worked with non-profit organizations in organizational matters, securing tax-exempt status, and operational issues such as mergers, gift acceptance policies and board governance issues. As counsel to the Lancaster County Conservancy, Barbara has assisted to the organization in acquiring and preserving thousands of acres of natural lands.

You may email Barbara at bdillon@n-hlaw.com.


♦ George Washington University Law School, J.D.
♦ Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., cum laude, phi beta kappa


♦ Pennsylvania Bar Association
♦ U.S. Supreme Court
♦ U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
♦ Lancaster Bar Association
♦ National Association of Development Companies
♦ Lebanon Valley College, Adjunct Instructor of Business Law


♦ North Museum of Natural History & Science, Past President, Board Member
♦ First Presbyterian Church, former trustee