Emily Watkins Marzock

Emily is a member of our Trusts & Estates and Business practice groups. Emily is experienced at advising decision makers on complex areas of law. Her effective communication and relationship building skills make her a strategic partner for clients.

Emily received her law degree from the University of Virginia after majoring in Classics and Economics at Brown University. She then practiced for several years at the Washington, D.C. office of a large, international law firm. There, Emily provided regulatory counseling to Fortune 100 energy and telecom companies as well as representing them in administrative and judicial matters involving economic and regulatory issues.

Emily moved to Lancaster in 2016 and began working as the Associate Director of Gift Planning at Franklin & Marshall College. In this role, she worked with donors to find ways to satisfy their philanthropic intentions while advancing their financial and estate goals. Emily is a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the Planned Giving Council of Greater Philadelphia. Her experience in crafting charitable gifts enhances her estate planning practice.

Emily has a strong interest in serving the Lancaster community. She currently serves as a board member and chair of the Planned Giving Committee for The Lancaster Science Factory and as chair of Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity’s Board & Leadership Gifts Committee. Emily is also a member of the operating committee for the Neighborhoods of Old Town, where she lives.

Alexandra E. Otto

Alex advises and guides clients through both the estate planning and the estate administration process. She identifies and implements various options and strategies to achieve clients’ objectives and utilizes combinations of different vehicles to achieve such objectives while taking into consideration clients’ unique family dynamics and interpersonal relationships. She also provides guidance and support to clients regarding their obligations and duties when acting in various fiduciary capacities. Additionally, she aids clients in navigating the estate administration process by preparing various state and federal tax returns, creating and executing family settlement agreements, and drafting, filing, and defending formal accountings before county orphans’ courts.

Her practice routinely includes aspects and elements of estate planning including:

  • Transitioning family businesses
  • Portability
  • Gifting
  • Generation skipping transfer tax
  • Inheritance tax
  • Medicaid planning
  • Various state probate processes
  • Step-up basis

Alex also counsels and represents clients in real estate transactions. She assists clients with purchasing and selling real estate by providing guidance throughout the entire process from the negotiation of the terms of the transaction through the execution of the finalized documents. She advises clients about realty transfer tax concerns, like-kind exchanges, preferential tax assessment programs such as Clean & Green, resolving title issues and financing, lending, and leasing arrangements.

Prior to joining the firm, Alex took every opportunity to focus her studies at both Dickinson School of Law and Georgetown University on not only tax, but also the interaction of tax and estate planning. She served as the student coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Dickinson overseeing the preparation of and helped to prepare hundreds of returns annually. She also interned for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue briefing issues and drafting opinions on corporate tax and personal income tax cases.

Alex’s background in the areas of tax, real estate and estate planning and administration permits her to provide comprehensive services to her clients as she can preemptively identify a variety of issues that arise in these areas and appreciate the impact that aspects of these areas of law have.

In her free time, Alex enjoys running, traveling, scuba diving and spending time with her pets.

MEMBERSHIPS
  • Cumberland County Inn of the Court, former member
  • Cumberland County Bar Association

Gabriel T. Wertz

Gabe is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Gabe joins Barley Snyder as one of more than a dozen current attorneys at the firm who once came through as part of its summer associate program. A graduate of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Wertz worked as a Barley Snyder summer associate in 2020. 

Wertz took advantage of numerous opportunities to gain legal experience outside of the classroom while in law school. He was a certified legal intern at Villanova Law School’s Interdisciplinary Mental & Physical Health Law Clinic, successfully representing clients in appeals cases to increase or have reinstated paid personal assistance service hours that had been previously denied by their health insurers. Also at Villanova, Gabe was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Touro Law Center’s Seventh Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion. He also coached a moot court team that reached the quarterfinals in the 2021 August A. Rendigs Jr. National Products Liability Moot Court Competition. He also worked as an intern at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, where he assisted the Pottstown Community Prosecution Unit.

Before attending law school, the Lebanon County native attended the School of Theological Studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, earning his masters degree in theology. He then spent several years working for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, assisting with the process of closing and merging parishes.

Outside of the office, Gabe enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and the rest of his family, along with reading, traveling, the outdoors, and cheering for Philadelphia sports.

Zachary J. Daly

Zach is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and is a registered patent agent. He attended Elizabethtown College and graduated with a degree in physics before attending Santa Clara University School of Law, where he won the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in 2021. The Witkin Award is presented to a student for attaining the highest grade in a course. Upon graduation, Zach received the High Tech Law Certificate with honors, based on his high level of performance in numerous concentrated technology law courses.

While at Santa Clara, Zach was a member of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. He also was a student associate at the school’s Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic, where he was involved in transactions needed to help client entrepreneurs and start-up companies. 

In his spare time, Zach enjoys hiking, snowboarding, collecting vinyl records and spending time with his fiancé Olivia and their newly adopted puppy, Penny.

RECOGNITIONS
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence at Santa Clara University School of Law
  • High Tech Law Certificate with honors at Santa Clara University School of Law
MEMBERSHIPS
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Institute of Physics

Stacey L. Lindsay

Stacey is a proud graduate of Linden Hall School for Girls and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from York College of Pennsylvania. She then earned her juris doctorate from Widener Commonwealth Law School.

Prior to law school, Stacey worked as a legal assistant for attorneys who handled criminal, family and collection matters. During law school, Stacey interned at the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic, offering free legal services to the community. Stacey also co-authored a published paper on international practices to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Stacey also worked as a solo attorney in Lancaster County handling estate matters, business transactions, guardianships and dependency cases. She now works in the firm’s Litigation and Trust & Estates practice groups where she handles estate planning and administration, elder law, guardianship matters and contract law. Stacey enjoys engaging with the community. She has organized collection drives for orphanages in Moldova, organized Linden Hall alumni weekends, and has volunteered with the Multiple Sclerosis Society for 16 years assisting with various fundraising events. As a member of the Phi Alpha Delta fraternity, Stacey assisted in organizing a 5k run to raise funds for charity. Stacey participates in the Wreaths Across America program and volunteers her time at Dayspring Christian Academy. She also is chair of the committee for Boy Scout Troop 64.

Stacey and her family reside in central Pennsylvania with two dogs and a leopard gecko. Stacey enjoys soccer, equestrian, playing piano, traveling, learning and spending time with her family.

MEMBERSHIPS
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Susanna M. Fultz

Susanna is a member of the firm’s Employment and Litigation practice groups. She serves both businesses and individual clients.

Susanna is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Susanna attended the University of Delaware, where she earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts, cum laude. Susanna then graduated from Washington & Lee University School of Law. While in law school, Susanna interned at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, and participated in several international clinics in Europe and Asia.

After graduation from law school, Susanna served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. A. Joseph Antanavage and then to the Hon. James M. Lillis in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

Susanna is involved in the Berks County Bar Association and the Endlich Law Club.

Susanna and her husband reside in Reading. She enjoys sports and hiking and loves to travel.

Zachary D. Griffith

Zach is a member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Zach comes to Barley Snyder after a decorated college career both in and out of the classroom. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Widener University Delaware Law School after graduating summa cum laude from Albright College in Reading. In law school, Zach was a member of the school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, which led to him winning the 2021 Greenwatch Institute Scholarship Award in Memory of Jerry Shields. The school bestows the award annually to an outstanding environmental law student who demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy.

In addition to his work at school, Zach has also spent time as a legal intern in the technology world at Information Systems Laboratories, a specialized technology development corporation, and at Berks County-based EnerSys, a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications.

Zach’s enthusiasm for aviation has spurred him to write a legal article on it for the Widener Law Review, where he was an articles editor in law school. In his spare time, he is a volunteer tour guide at the Reading-area Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, one of the largest privately owned aviation museums in the country. He also enjoys spending time with his two dogs and his family.

RECOGNITION
  • 2021 Greenwatch Institute Scholarship Award in Memory of Jerry Shields

Caleb P. Setlock

Caleb is an attorney in the Employment Practice Group representing employers in litigation and advising on best-practice methods.

Caleb has experience defending a wide variety of employee claims. His primary practice includes federal discrimination claims under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADEA, Title VIII and the Fair Housing Act, and state discrimination claims under the PHRA and the PFEOA. In defending against these claims, Caleb has dealt with race, sex, religion, age, and disability charges. Caleb also handles claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act, and Wage Payment and Collection Law.

In handling these matters for clients, Caleb is involved at all stages of litigation, from pleadings at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to federal and state court civil claims. Outside of litigation, Caleb has settled matters through mediation and conciliation attempts.

Caleb helps continue a longtime firm tradition of former Barley Snyder summer associates that later join the firm as full-time attorneys.

At the Duquesne University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, Caleb was a member of the school’s appellate moot court board that won the Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition. Caleb also was a mentor in the school’s Academic Excellence Program and worked in the school’s law library.

A Lancaster County native, Caleb is firmly committed to the greater Lancaster area. Growing up, he worked at Bent Creek Country Club and received the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship. Prior to joining Barley Snyder, Caleb also worked as an intern with the Lancaster County Public Defender’s Office. He also operated a local landscaping business by himself for four years. 

In his time away from the office, Caleb enjoys physical exercise of any kind including running and biking. Caleb likes playing any and all recreational sports from individual sports like golf and tennis to team sports like soccer and basketball. 

RECOGNITION
  • J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust

Michael W. Fox

Michael has focused his practice in the areas of business, real estate and real estate development. His clients include individuals and small to large businesses in a variety of general business matters, residential and commercial real estate transactions, real estate development and financing, land use, entity formation and entity transactions. Michael also has significant experience with real estate title matters.

After graduation from Temple University Beasley School of Law, Michael developed a strong foundation in the areas of real estate development, land use planning and business entity formation at a firm in Center City Philadelphia. That helped him gain useful experience in complex zoning matters, real estate development matters, business entity formation and property tax assessment appeals.

Since relocating to central Pennsylvania he has expanded his practice to include commercial and residential real estate transactions and financing, commercial leasing, general business representation and business transactions and real estate title matters.

During law school, Michael received awards for his academic achievement in the field of land use planning, as well as for his work and research on Pennsylvania’s Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act.

Michael is a Lebanon County native and the son of two public school music teachers. He has returned to central Pennsylvania with his wife, Irene, and two daughters, Margot and Lillian. 

Jennifer McKenrick Stetter

Jennifer is a member of Barley Snyder’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group, and estate planning and estate administration are her primary practice areas. Jennifer’s estate planning work involves the preparation of wills, financial and health care powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents, as well as trust creation and administration. Her practice also includes probate and estate administration through which a deceased person’s property and other assets are distributed and the estate is managed and settled. Jennifer also represents clients in guardianship matters through which a person or entity is appointed by the court to make decisions for another person of any age who is incapacitated.

Jennifer’s diverse practice also includes adoption, name changes and preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, which are often an integral part of the estate planning process. Jennifer has practiced in courts throughout central Pennsylvania, including Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton and York counties.

Her work in estate planning and administration also serves as a lead-in to the business and real estate elements of her practice. Her business and real estate experience includes:

  • Collections
  • Contract negotiation
  • Entity formation
  • Asset and stock purchases
  • Commercial and residential real estate settlement and refinancing
  • Negotiation of commercial and residential purchase agreements

 
Jennifer is a native of Hanover and lives in the Hanover area with her husband and daughter. She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hanover, and is a graduate of Delone Catholic High School.

MEMBERSHIPS
  • York County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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