Jarod A. Illar


Jarod Illar is known for how hard he works for his clients and the relationships he builds with them. Regardless of client or situation, Jarod is prepared to dig deep to understand not only their business today but their goals for the future. He believes in continuously providing personal attention, rapid response, and constant availability to all clients because he recognizes that their time and efforts are valuable, and they deserve the best service possible.  Clients are eager to continue working with Jarod as he continues with them as their businesses grow.

He understands that a business is more than just his client, he works to build a relationship that is ongoing and can last the life of the business. Jarod’s experience allows him to quickly navigate complex commercial transactions carefully and thoughtfully. With his work in real estate and commercial transactions, Jarod enjoys unpacking the details of complex issues and devising solutions for the betterment of his clients and their goals. Because results matter in every facet of a transaction, he uses his experience to rapidly advance every transaction from inception to completion, always with the goal of achieving desired results.

Clients know that Jarod is an integral part of the success of their projects, transactions, and business.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel in a complex commercial transaction for the sale of a national supply company requiring Department of Justice Antitrust Clearance
  • Negotiated, drafted, and closed a multi-million-dollar international joint venture and equity transaction between European and United States-based businesses
  • Buyer’s counsel for the purchase of a professional soccer team
  • Buyer’s counsel for the purchase of a stadium and related facilities used by a Pennsylvania-based professional soccer team
  • Completed commercial credit facility of $50 Million as borrower’s counsel for a national industrial manufacturer
  • Represented commercial real estate developer in the multi-million-dollar purchase and development of a mixed-use medical and athletic facility
  • Counsel to a commercial real estate developer successfully negotiated and completed long-term ground leases with national retailers and restaurants
  • Recapitalized a national manufacturer with more than $33 Million in senior credit facilities to fund future growth, lower its cost of capital and fund a shareholder distribution
  • Long-term outside general counsel to county-wide economic development council devoted to sustainable job growth and creation
  • Completed a multi-million-dollar joint venture between a privately held regional manufacturing company and a publicly traded national manufacturing company
  • Borrower’s counsel for national supply company’s commercial credit facilities in excess of $40 Million
  • Buyer’s counsel for real estate holding company’s acquisition of Class A high-rise office space building
  • Buyer’s counsel in the multi-million-dollar acquisition of a glass manufacturing facility
  • Counsel to an industrial manufacturer in a multi-million-dollar joint venture with a publicly traded company for ownership and operation of an environmental services company
  • Buyer’s counsel in the purchase of an eighteen-hole golf course and related assets
  • Bank counsel in modification of multi-million-dollar revolving credit facilities
  • Buyer’s counsel in $8 Million acquisition of a real estate development company
  • Bank counsel in multi-million-dollar commercial real estate acquisition loan
  • Borrower’s counsel in completed credit facilities of $55 Million for a national steel products manufacturer
  • Counsel to a real estate developer in multi-million-dollar commercial real estate transaction
  • Borrower’s counsel in multiple state financing projects involving the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and Business In Our Sites Program
  • Negotiated long-term supply agreements for international supplier of commercial equipment
  • Buyer’s counsel in multi-million-dollar acquisition of fuels business, including fuel depots, convenience stores, real estate, and trucking
  • Seller’s counsel in multi-million-dollar sale of international equipment manufacturer
  • Seller’s counsel in multi-million-dollar stock step-transaction among principal shareholder and key executives
  • Buyer’s counsel for the acquisition of an industrial water treatment plant serving the oil and gas industry
  • Corporate counsel in multi-million-dollar shareholder stock redemption
  • Counsel for multi-million-dollar sale of assets for a specialty industrial material manufacturer
  • Seller’s counsel in multi-million-dollar asset transaction of a regional industrial equipment company
  • Buyer’s counsel in asset acquisition of a national branded merchandise supplier
  • Seller’s counsel in asset transaction of a Pennsylvania-based industrial equipment manufacturer

Licensed In

  • Pennsylvania


  • J.D. Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • B.S. The Pennsylvania State University


  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, Fayette County Bar Association
  • Member, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Member, Leadership Pittsburgh XL Cohort
  • Graduate, Leadership Washington County
  • Elder and Member, First Presbyterian Church of Irwin
  • Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America

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