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ALEXANDER HENDERSON, III, Partner
Address: 221 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Telephone: 717-299-7254 Fax: 717-299-3160
Areas of Practice: Financial Services, Business Services, School & Municipal Law
Throughout his career Alex Henderson has represented closely-held businesses and their owners, banks and other financial institutions and municipal operating authorities. Alex has extensive experience in business mergers and acquisitions, finance, advanced entity planning, including structuring corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and other business entities. The firm’s clients seek his counsel in lending and financial services matters of all kinds, sophisticated and unique business contracts and contract disputes and disputes among business owners. Alex also maintains an active Marcellus Shale landowner practice and has served as general counsel for the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority for many years.
Alex was both the firm’s youngest and longest serving managing partner. After stepping down as managing partner to spend more time with his clients and community, he remains on the firm’s management committee and Chair of the Financial Services Practice Group.
Alex currently focuses his practice in three areas:
Business counseling and complex business negotiations, with emphasis on representation of financial institutions, purchasers and sellers in the structuring and negotiation of acquisitions of closely-held businesses and business owners in the negotiation and resolution of disputes with partners or affiliates.
Municipal Authorities in general, including formation and organization, board governance and management structure, ordinances and rules and regulations, and waste management matters in particular, including rate structures and regulatory compliance.
Marcellus Shale landowners, including negotiation of gas leases and easements for gathering and transmission pipelines, water lines, access roads, electric lines, seismic testing, compressor stations and other related facilities as well as formation of entities to hold gas and mineral rights.
Alex serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of a corporation with a billion dollars in assets and revenues and as the Vice-Chairman (formerly Chair for ten years) of one of Lancaster County’s most significant municipal authorities.
Alex's recent experience includes:
Representing parties in acquisitions of businesses and assets with values from one million to more than 100 million dollars;
Drafting and negotiating agreements and instruments for financial services clients, including banks, financial services advisory firms, and financial software firms;
Representing owners of diverse companies in disputes leading to mutually agreed business separations;
Structuring advice concerning compensation and deferred benefit plans involving several hundred million dollars in assets and liabilities; and
Representing, directly or indirectly, hundreds of landowners of tens of thousands of acres in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Residential Mortgage Lending: Alex has acted as general outside counsel for community bank mortgage lenders
Business Counseling and Contract Negotiation: Complex commercial transactions, business and strategic planning, corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions
Entity Formation and Governance: Drafting and negotiating complex governing agreements and entity dispute resolution
International transactions: Representation of foreign business in the U.S., mergers & acquisitions, and cross-border strategic alliances
Marcellus Shale: counseling to landowners, hunting clubs and others, concerning gas leases, mineral rights, ownership and other issues
Mergers & Acquisitions
Securities and Private Offerings: Private placements of exempt debt and equity securities, venture capital funds
Municipalities and Municipal Authorities
New York University School of Law, J.D., appointed to journal based on academic performance
Swarthmore College, honors program, graduated with honors
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of PA
U. S. District Court, Middle District of PA
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association
Alex enjoys assisting on a volunteer basis in helping to provide well-managed economic growth and a high quality of life for Lancaster County. Throughout his career, Alex has actively involved in community leadership, including:
Lancaster General Hospital, board member and board chair
Lancaster General Health, board member and board chair
Lancaster Area Sewer Authority, board member and board chair
Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, board president and member
EDC Finance Corporation of Lancaster County, board president and member
Lancaster Art Museum, board secretary and member
Elected Committeeman, Lancaster Township, Republican Committee
Leadership Lancaster, participant
East King Street Block Association, Co-chair
Lancaster DID Authority, volunteer solicitor during Investment District creation process
Wheatland Middle School Site Council, member
Other Professional Experience:
Credit Bureau of Lancaster County, board member
Vanilla Products, Inc., board member
TeraVerde Financial, LLC, board member
Joined HUB in 1978 and became a Partner in 1986
Member of the firm’s Executive Committee (1990 to present)
Served as the firm’s Managing Partner (1997 – 2009)
Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® by Pennsylvania Super Lawyer magazine in 2004 and 2006