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Ashley Nichols Weber is a member of McNees’ Real Estate and Construction & Procurement Law Groups.

With knowledge of the construction industry, including issues that may arise on both public and private job sites, Ashley has spoken and written for professional industry groups including the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Construction Executive Magazine, ABC Keystone, and the Lancaster County Bar Association, to name a few.

What does Ashley do for Clients?
Ashley provides clients in the construction industry, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners, the following services:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and revising construction contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, terms, releases, and waivers.
  • Counseling owners, contractors, and subcontractors on bond, claim, lien, and prompt payment issues as well as risk mitigation.
  • Attending to litigation arising out of construction disputes.

She participated in the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy, an intensive trial skills training program instructed by accomplished construction litigators that focuses on issues commonly encountered in construction projects.

Prior to rejoining McNees, Ashley served as corporate counsel for a family of Lancaster-based companies leading the food service industry in the business-to-business distribution of equipment and supplies. She regularly negotiated distribution, exclusivity, private-label manufacturing, and supply agreements, in addition to long and short term leases for distribution facilities across the country. She developed logistics and supply chain compliance initiatives, including ensuring compliance with state-specific product distribution bans and the e-commerce collection and protection of information. She assisted with claim and warranty mitigation and resolution.  She particularly enjoyed working with the family’s specialty construction companies, who would collaborate with their clients in the design, construction, and installation of equipment for food service projects in both the public and private sectors.

Ashley also worked for a Lancaster-based firm, where she maintained a practice focused on the construction and insurance industries.  In addition to assisting contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners with construction disputes and contract drafting, she helped building product distributors and equipment manufacturers with drafting and reviewing contracts, including vendor agreements, dealer agreements, supplier agreements, and product warranties.  She had an active appellate practice, where she drafted post-trial and appellate briefs, motions, petitions, and bid protests for filing in the Commonwealth’s trial and appellate courts, including the Superior, Commonwealth, and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania.

Ashley also clerked for the Honorable Sallie Updyke Mundy (while sitting on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania) and the Honorable Richard A. Gray in the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas and spent time at the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

How does Ashley spend her free time?
A native of north central Pennsylvania, she lives on the east side of Lancaster City with her husband and law school classmate, Luke, and their two young daughters.  They enjoy spending time in downtown Lancaster at the markets, the theater, and any of its great restaurants and traveling to the Pine Creek Valley on long weekends.

EDUCATION

Susquehanna University, B.S. in Accounting, Minor in Information Systems, magna cum laude, 2008

Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2011

 

HONORS/AWARDS

2019-2021 Rising Star, Super Lawyers (Construction Litigation: Business)

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Lancaster County Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee Chair

Community Service

  • Clare House, Board of Directors Member
  • The Lancaster County Board of Elections, Judge of Elections (appointed)

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of the United States of America

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

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