Rachel M. Kelly

Rachel is a paralegal in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. She assists attorneys and clients throughout the administration of trusts and estates, maintaining regular communication with clients, and drafting essential legal documents. She has a passion for delivering unparalleled client service. Prior to joining the firm, Rachel worked as a paralegal and notary at a law firm in Chester County.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Notary Public

Rebecca P. Wilhelm

Becky is a paralegal in Barley Snyder’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group where she assists with estate administrations for the firm. She has more than a decade of experience working in the legal field. Becky enjoys working with clients one on one as well as with other professionals involved in estate administration.

Becky earned her Paralegal Studies Certificate from Harrisburg Area Community College. She resides in Leola with her husband, Chris, who are dog parents to Sally. Outside of the office, Becky enjoys rooting on the Kansas City Chiefs, yard sales and creating gift baskets for friends and charitable organizations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Notary Public

Andrea R. Butler

Andrea is a paralegal in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group with a decade of experience working in the legal industry. She is well-versed with organizing, analyzing and summarizing medical records, creating medical chronologies, legal research and writing, and preparing and answering discovery. Andrea utilizes her exceptional organizational and analytical skills to best serve clients’ needs. Her background in the legal field includes experience working in personal injury and corporate law. A Lancaster resident, Andrea enjoys volunteering and supporting animal rescues. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Notary Public

Payge V. Miller

Payge is a paralegal in the firm’s Real Estate and Title Insurance groups with nearly a decade of experience in the industry.

Previously working as an Escrow Assistant and a Real Estate/Title Assistant, Payge provides a unique and well-rounded perspective to her role. She has experience facilitating the settlement process, including the review of purchase contracts and title commitments, obtaining curative items needed for closing, and preparing settlement statements. Payge is well-versed in handling the recording of original documents and distributing funds post-settlement, in addition to providing notarial services. Furthermore, she has maintained and supported activities of real estate closings, obtained title searches, tax lien certificates, and more.

Payge began her career in legal services, working for the Sargent’s Court Reporting Service, Inc. in Harrisburg. Prior to that, she interned at the Youth Advocate Programs in Reading. Outside of the firm, Payge actively participates in extracurricular company activities including kickball and softball. A graduate of Kutztown University, she served as President of the Equestrian Team during her junior and senior years of college.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Licensed Escrow Officer, Texas
  • Notary public

Maryann L. Kreider

Maryann is a paralegal in the firm’s Business and Trusts & Estates practice groups. She has accumulated three decades of experience in the legal field, assisting attorneys with various corporate and estate planning matters.

In her business work, Maryann handles new entity formations and amendments with respect to corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and fictitious names. She has experience preparing various business agreements, maintaining proper corporate records, completing stock transfers and assignments of LLC membership interests. She also handles related real estate matters such as 1031 like-kind exchanges and agreements of sale for real estate purchases. Maryann’s estate planning work consists of preparing documents such as wills, power of attorneys, durable health care powers of attorney and health care treatment instructions (living wills) and trusts. She assists our business and estate planning counsel with various complementary matters as needed. She is also a licensed notary and frequently attends document signings. 

Maryann enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter and son, and making memories with family and friends.

Bonnie L. Hummel

Bonnie is a paralegal in Barley Snyder’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. She has been working in the legal field for more than 32 years with extensive experience in estate administration. Bonnie enjoys interacting with clients and guiding them through every step of the process.

Bonnie handles all aspects of an estate administration – preparing a full accounting of an estate from the date of death through the date of distribution. She is very knowledgeable in preparing petitions for probate, inheritance tax returns, claim forms, estate settlement documents and more. Bonnie prides herself in getting to know her clients and acting with compassion towards them.

Prior to starting a career in the legal field, Bonnie worked in various Finance Offices for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Department of the Army.

Jamie M. Roth

Jamie is a paralegal in the firm’s Real Estate and Title Insurance groups with four decades of legal experience. She began her legal career working in the areas of family law, collections and civil litigation. For the past 20 years, she has concentrated her work on real estate and title insurance matters.

Some of the tasks that Jamie handles are preparing real estate files for closing, ordering tax certifications, coordinating with mortgage lenders, clients and attorneys to schedule closings, reviewing deed transfers and more. As a Notary Public, Jamie attends closings as well as meets with sellers and buyers to get closing documents signed in the event they are unable to attend closing. Jamie also has experience managing the day-to-day operations of Lebanon Title Company, serving as office manager from April 2019 to March 2023.

Jamie is a mother of two and lifelong resident of Lebanon where she resides with her husband. Jamie serves as the cheerleading coach for Lebanon High School, a position she has served in for over 20 years.

Gretta L. Deitch

Gretta is a paralegal in Barley Snyder’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group with more than 10 years of experience in estate administration. She enjoys interacting with clients and helping them through the estate administration process.

Gretta is very knowledgeable with preparing and filing documents required for probate, Inheritance Tax Returns, formal and informal accountings, Federal Estate Tax, fiduciary, and individual income tax returns. She regularly meets with clients to review returns, identify and liquidate assets, and close estates. She also has experience assisting attorneys with the preparation and filing of various legal documents, including civil pleadings, business organizational documents, business purchase and loan documents, and deed preparation.

Prior to joining Barley, she served as a PFA Coordinator with the Office of the Prothonotary at the Schuylkill County Courthouse in Pottsville where she gained experience with processing orders into the court docketing system and data entry of various civil filings.

Gretta is a graduate of McCann School of Business & Technology where she earned her Associate Degree in Specialized Business for Paralegal Studies. Outside of the firm, Gretta enjoys hiking with her partner and two German Shepherds.

Amberly K. Geoghegan

Amberly is a paralegal in the Creditors’ Rights group and has been with Barley Snyder since 2019.  Amberly assists clients in the collection process, specifically in residential and commercial mortgage foreclosure and bankruptcy. Clients benefit from her diligent and efficient processes and valuable knowledge preparing and filing pleadings, obtaining and executing on judgments, and locating individuals and assets. Amberly considers herself a problem solver and continually works to increase her capacity to provide excellent service, professional quality, and outstanding value through Practice Excellence® strategies.

Tina Keplinger

Tina has been with the firm for more than 25 years. She is a paralegal in the Trusts & Estates Practice Group where she assists clients and attorneys with many aspects of estate administration, including preparation of inheritance tax returns, inventories, and accountings. 

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