Barbara Sardella

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Barbara Sardella recently retired from her positions as vice president and general counsel for Kinsley Construction, Inc. As the first in-house counsel, she oversaw and coordinated all legal matters for the company and its related organizations. While at Kinsley, Barbara gained an in-depth knowledge of company operations and provided advice on a variety of construction-related issues including contracts and claims, and general issues involving employment, labor, environmental law and real estate. 

In 1998, she assisted Bob Kinsley in creating Gettysburg Foundation, the non-profit organization that developed the museum and visitor center in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park.  She currently serves as the interim executive director of the Gettysburg Foundation.

Prior to her work with Kinsley, Barbara was a partner in the law firm of Kreder, Brooks, Hailstone & Ludwig, Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she specialized in non-profit and municipal law, creditors’ rights and corporate law.  While with the Kreder firm, she served as solicitor for the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, where she structured a joint venture with the National Park Service for a new trolley museum and created the non-profit National Institute for Environmental Renewal, for which she also served as solicitor.  She served as solicitor for Catholic Social Services, which she assisted in developing low-income housing projects with tax credit financing. She was also general counsel for Lackawanna Junior College, which she advised on contracts for the sale of its existing campus and its move to a new main campus in an historic downtown building, and negotiated its architectural services and construction contracts.

Barbara was formerly of counsel with the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania law firm of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman, where her practice concentrated in non-profit, zoning, and land use law, and real estate development. Prior to her tenure with the Dilworth firm, she served as director of development for the City of Newport News, Virginia, where she handled real estate and economic development transactions and structured public/private joint ventures for the City.

Barbara is a member of bars of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Court of Appeals of Maryland.  She has been a practicing attorney for 36 years, having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bucknell University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.  Barbara maintains a Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker’s License.

Barbara is a former president of the York County Bar Foundation and is currently a member of the York County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and the American Bar Association, Construction Law Forum.

Barbara Sardella recently retired from her positions as vice president and general counsel for Kinsley Construction, Inc. As the first in-house counsel, she oversaw and coordinated all legal matters for the company and its related organizations. While at Kinsley, Barbara gained an in-depth knowledge of company operations and provided advice on a variety of construction-related issues including contracts and claims, and general issues involving employment, labor, environmental law and real estate.

In 1998, she assisted Bob Kinsley in creating Gettysburg Foundation, the non-profit organization that developed the museum and visitor center in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park. She currently serves as the interim executive director of the Gettysburg Foundation.

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Education and Honors: 
J.D, Washington College of Law at American University
B.S., Bucknell University
Bar Admissions: 
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Court of Appeals of Maryland
Professional Affiliations: 
York County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
Construction Law Forum

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