About Us

"The Human Race" by Niles S. Benn

The BennLawFirm is a full-service general practice law firm founded by Niles S. Benn, Esquire, in York, Pennsylvania in 1990. We provide a broad array of services to our clients, including in the following arenas:

Media Law

We protect and assist newspapers and media organizations in matters involving access to public records, courtrooms and meetings, pre-publication review and  First Amendment disputes, including libel defense. In cases where reporters are subpoenaed, we vigorously fight to quash the subpoenas and maintain media independence. We handle news organizations’ management and personnel matters, union grievances and negotiations. Additionally, we have represented clients in the sale and acquisition of  publications. Our firm provides seminars to the staff of news organizations to keep them updated with respect to issues involving defamation, open records, public meetings and more.

Please see our “Representative Cases” page for details on our media-law work and some of our recent clients.

Real Estate

We believe that it is very important to have an attorney representing your interests in real estate matters. Utilizing our extensive real estate experience in the purchase, sale, financing, management, leasing, and development of commercial, industrial or residential property can protect you from unexpected and unnecessary expenses. With respect to the purchase of real estate, we are Agents for First American Title Insurance Company. Additionally, we mediate disputes between buyers, sellers, Realtors and real estate firms. Our attorneys have substantial experience in representing individuals in real estate mediation matters and other areas of real estate litigation.

Business Law

For clients who own or run small or large businesses, including medical practices, we offer a full spectrum of services from general business counseling specialized work such as purchases, sales and mergers of business entities, dispute resolution, internal investigations, structuring and negotiating joint ventures and strategic alliances, preparation of policy and employment manuals, and preparation of employment and severance agreements.

Employment Law

Our extensive experience in employment law and employment-related matters includes the representation of both employers and employees in litigating cases before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Unemployment Compensation Referees, the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvania State Courts and the Federal Court system. Whether a case involves discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unemployment compensation or other employment law matters, we can provide protection and counsel to management and employees alike.

Estate Planning Law

We will assist you with all estate-planning needs, such as wills, powers-of-attorney, living wills, establishing trusts, handling estate and probate matters, and drafting family agreements. No matter your needs, we will handle your affairs effectively, with professionalism and discretion.