Nicole Stezar Kaylor is a member of the Executive Committee of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Corporate & Tax Group where her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions.  From family businesses to publicly-traded companies, Ms. Kaylor has assisted a broad range of companies to successfully achieve their business objectives in a personal, responsive, and efficient manner. Ms. Kaylor counsels businesses and non-profits throughout the healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, service, and financial services industries in structuring, negotiating, and implementing a wide variety of merger and acquisition transaction and related regulatory and securities issues. In addition, Ms. Kaylor regularly represents clients in corporate governance issues and capital raising efforts, including commercial lending, private placements, and private equity transactions.


St. Joseph’s University, B.S., 2001

The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2005

The Pennsylvania State University, M.B.A., 2005


The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018-present

The Best Lawyers in America,  Lawyer of the Year 2021

Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 2010, 2011, 2015-2019

Forty Under 40, 2012

20 Under 40, 2011

Harrisburg MS Leadership Class, 2010

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, Women of Excellence, 2019


Harrisburg Regional Chamber, Board Member

American Heart Association, Go Red Executive Committee

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Grant Making Committee

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Centric Financial Corporation, Member, Board of Directors

Centric Bank, Member, Board of Directors

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, Friends Board Member, Junior Board President (2010)

Junior League of Harrisburg, Member, President (2011)


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

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of New Jersey


Represented gastroenterology practice and related ambulatory surgery center in the sale to a private equity firm.

Bar Admissions


New Jersey


March 6, 2024 - CTA Here to Stay? Federal District Court Rules Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional
McNees Client Alert

November 23, 2020 - Further Guidelines on PPP Loans
McNees Client Update

November 3, 2020 - PPP Loans - New Necessity Questionnaire

June 9, 2020 - New Legislation Eases “PPP” Loan Forgiveness Restrictions
McNees Corporate & Tax Client Update

May 27, 2020 - PPP Loans and Forgiveness:  FAQ
McNees Corporate & Tax Update

May 13, 2020 - JUST RELEASED: New Guidance on SBA Certification and Safe Harbor
McNees Corporate & Tax Update

May 1, 2020 - Non-deductibility of Expenses Incurred in Connection with PPP Loan Forgiveness
McNees Corporate & Tax Update

April 21, 2020 - SBA Issues Paycheck Protection Program Guidance for Individuals with Self-Employment Income
McNees Corporate & Tax Client Update

April 14, 2020 - Federal Reserve Bank Relief: Loan Facilities Overview
McNees Corporate & Tax Client Update

April 8, 2020 - SBA Issues Additional Guidance for Paycheck Protection Program
McNees Corporate & Tax Client Update

April 6, 2020 - CARES Act: Additional Tax Related Relief
McNees Corporate & Tax Client Update

March 30, 2020 - Cares Act: Paycheck Protection Loans Summary
Corporate & Tax Client Update

August 29, 2017 - Using SBA Loans for Business Acquisitions
Corporate & Tax Client Update

February 21, 2017 - Strategies to Achieve an Effective Board of Directors
The Legal Intelligencer

May 17, 2016 - Department of Education Cash Management Regulations To Become Effective


February 26, 2024 - McNees advises Evangelical Community Hospital in their partnership with WellSpan Health

November 28, 2023 - McNees Adds New Member to Firm Leadership Team

August 17, 2023 - Best Lawyers® Recognizes 42 McNees Attorneys, Three Named “Lawyer of the Year”

August 18, 2022 - Best Lawyers® Recognizes 34 McNees Attorneys, Six Named “Lawyer of the Year”

August 19, 2021 - 39 McNees Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®, Six Named “Lawyer of the Year”

November 9, 2020 - McNees C&T Attorney to Provide Outlook on Valuations, Forensics and Transactions During PICPA Conference

August 24, 2020 - 34 McNees Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®, Four Named “Lawyer of the Year”

July 22, 2020 - McNees Attorneys to Speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute

January 7, 2020 - McNees Attorneys Nicole Stezar Kaylor, Steve Matzura, Matthew Pritchard, Andrew Rusniak and Brad Walker Elected into Membership

October 8, 2019 - McNees, Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors and Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz to Host Joint Seminar

August 15, 2019 - 33 McNees Attorneys Among 2020 Best Lawyers in America, 7 Named Lawyer of the Year

May 9, 2019 - McNees Attorneys Among 2019 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

August 15, 2018 - 35 McNees Attorneys Among 2019 Best Lawyers in America

May 31, 2018 - 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

August 15, 2017 - 38 McNees Attorneys Selected as 2018 Best Lawyers in America

June 23, 2016 - McNees Attorney Nicole Kaylor Appointed to Centric Bank’s Board of Directors