Speakers

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Timothy G. Dietrich

Barley Snyder

Tim Dietrich leads Barley’s Food and Agribusiness Industry practice and provides strategic advice for businesses, financial institutions and governments in a number of areas, including organization and governance and the structuring, negotiation, and closing of corporate and commercial financial transactions. Tim advises clients on regulatory issues involving the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other authorities.

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David Freedman

Barley Snyder

David Freedman is a partner at Barley Snyder and an experienced labor and employment litigator who represents public and private employers of all types and sizes in litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. David also counsels employers on issues related to employee discipline, termination, workplace harassment, and compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws.

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Ross H. Pifer

Penn State Law

Ross H. Pifer is a member of the faculty at Penn State Law where he also serves as Director of the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law.  In the classroom, Professor Pifer teaches courses on Agricultural Law, Oil and Gas Law, and Property.  He has given numerous presentations throughout Pennsylvania, across the United States, and internationally on agricultural law and shale gas topics to audiences consisting of agricultural producers, landowners, attorneys, judges, governmental officials, academics, and the general public.

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Josh A. Pollet, CPA

Herbein + Company, Inc.

Josh A. Pollet, CPA joined Herbein in 2005, and is a partner in the audit department. Josh is responsible for managing the audits of several of the firm’s largest clients. He works primarily within the dairy, food, cooperatives and manufacturing industries. He also specializes in providing consulting services to clients in the dairy and food processing industries.

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Troy Rider

Barley Snyder

Troy Rider is a partner in Barley Snyder’s Business, Finance & Creditors’ Rights and Real Estate practice groups. He counsels clients on all facets of business transactions, including succession planning for closely held businesses and the structuring, negotiation and closing of commercial and financial transactions. He has experience working with companies that range from small family businesses to large publicly traded companies, in industries such as medical practices, dental practices, food processing facilities, manufacturers and construction companies.

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Randall Raifsnider, ASA, MBA

Herbein + Company, Inc.

Randall C. Raifsnider, ASA, MBA is a partner in the firm’s Management Advisory Services group. He specializes in business valuations of closely-held businesses and litigation support engagements.  Through training and experience, Randy is able to identify the appropriate standard of value and valuation approach for each situation.

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Silas Ruiz-Steele

Barley Snyder

Silas Ruiz-Steele chairs Barley Snyder’s Immigration Practice Group. She has focused her practice on immigration and nationality law for more than 12 years, regularly counseling and assisting employers and their employees as well as private individuals in their immigration needs.

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David W. Stonesifer

Herbein + Company, Inc.

David W. Stonesifer, CPA is a partner in Herbein’s audit department. Dave is responsible for all aspects of services provided to clients with an emphasis in the manufacturing and distribution industries. He also specializes in providing consulting services to clients in the dairy and food processing industries. In this capacity, he provides cost analysis, cost benchmarking studies, and other management advisory services to companies in these industries.

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Jill Welch

Barley Snyder

Jill Welch is a partner in Barley Snyder’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. She counsels companies in handling workplace challenges and helps clients resolve disputes, claims, cases, and litigation in all aspects of labor and employment law. As an employment law counselor, Jill assists in developing employment policies, employee handbook provisions, non-compete and restrictive covenants and severance agreements, and has assisted companies through difficult layoffs and reductions in force.