Donna L. Kreiser

Co-Chair, Financial Services and Public Finance
Lancaster, PA
570 Lausch Lane, Suite 200 | Lancaster, PA 17601-3057
T 717.581.3723
F 717.260.1779

Donna is co-chair of the Financial Services and Public Finance group and also practices in the Municipal Recovery and Public-Private Partnerships groups.

Donna focuses her practice on municipal and project finance law, including economic development, transportation, government, health care, and education. She serves as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, trustee's counsel, bank counsel and borrower's counsel for state, county, and municipal clients and for economic development authorities and non-profit entities in the implementation and financing of major capital initiatives that benefit public, private and non-profit entities (including, for example, hotel, hospital and health care facility, university and water and sewer transportation and treatment facility projects) and debt refinancings for public, for-profit and non-profit organizations. In addition, Donna counsels issuers on general obligation borrowings. Donna's practice also includes commercial lending and business transactions.

Donna also has extensive knowledge of various financing structures, including hedging instrument and synthetic fixed rate and variable rate debt.

As former deputy general counsel in the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of General Counsel (OGC), Donna was OGC's chief legal liaison with the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency, the Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. She was OGC's liaison on all public finance transactions, working directly with the issuing agencies.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Board of Trustees, Chair
  • Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania, Inc., Corporate Board of Directors, Vice Chair 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Course Planner and Chair, Annual Municipal Finance Seminar
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬«, Public Finance Law, 2013-2015
  • Advisory Council to the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Lancaster, PA  
  • Pennsylvania Commission for Women, past chair, 2001 (appointed by Governor Tom Ridge) 
  • Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace "Red Book"
  • Community Life Network, Board of Directors
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  • Shippensburg University, B.A., 1982, magna cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1985

Court Admissions

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