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 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.
Alexis is a paralegal in Barley Snyder’s Litigation Practice Group. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association and chairs its community outreach program.
Alexis is a graduate of Widener University and earned her ABA Approved Paralegal Certification from Villanova University. Alexis is an active guest speaker, presenting at Villanova University’s Paralegal Program and at the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association’s Student Conference.
Outside of the firm, Alexis is active in her community, specifically collaborating with local homeless shelters. A Lancaster county native, she enjoys spending her free time traveling with friends, attending local trivia nights, and is an avid dog lover.
- Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal Credential
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.
Corinne is a paralegal in Barley Snyder’s Immigration and Employment practice groups, helping businesses with their employment-based sponsorship needs.
Corinne has experience in this often fast-paced role, previously working as an immigration paralegal in the Philadelphia area where she filed labor certifications for corporate clients. She helped clients compile documents, complete forms, and instructed employers through the recruitment process. Corinne also filed I-140s, I-485s and assisted with a variety of non-immigrant visa filings such as H-1B, F, O and J visa waivers. She enjoys facilitating employment sponsorship to help individuals succeed as well as supporting workforce diversity.
Corinne is a dedicated member of the Sweet Pea Project in Lancaster, Pa., a non-profit that offers support and guidance to families that have experienced the death of a baby. Corinne graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and she works in the firm’s Lancaster office.
Elaine is a paralegal in Barley Snyder’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group where she assists with estate administrations for the firm. She received her Paralegal Professional Certificate from Villanova University and her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College.
Outside of the firm, Elaine is active in her community, specifically with volunteering at local community libraries throughout Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon counties. She enjoys reading, gardening, and going on road trips along the East Coast. Originally from southeast Texas, Elaine currently resides in Ephrata with her husband and pet rabbit, Mr. Rochester.
Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience working as a paralegal is a member of the Barley Snyder Trusts & Estates Practice Group. She assists attorneys with all aspects of elder law planning, including asset protection planning for families and Medicaid eligibility for nursing home individuals.
She also assists attorneys with estate planning, including the drafting of wills, trusts and powers of attorney. She also works with attorneys and clients on the estate administration process, from preparing probate petitions, attending probate appointments, preparing inheritance and estate tax returns, estate and trust accountings and petitions for adjudication. She continues her education experience by consistently attending Elder Law Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminars and Estate Law Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminars for the past 20 years.
In her spare time, Lisa is an avid runner, competing in numerous local races from 5k races to half marathons.
- Legal Support Staff Association of Berks County
As a former attorney, Valerie keenly understands the paralegal role at a law firm as a member of the Barley Snyder Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Valerie worked as an attorney in Arkansas before shifting gears to a paralegal role when she returned to the workforce after undertaking the role of stay-at-home mother to raise her children. Now in her role as a paralegal, she works in estate administration helping clients secure their future and the future of their families.
Outside of the office, Valerie enjoys photography, reading fiction, traveling, and creating various eclectic artistic projects in her spare time. She also relishes time spent with her 14-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son.
- Legal Support Staff Association of Berks County