Meet the Lancaster Law Team!

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OUR ATTORNEYS

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ZENO B LANCASTER, IV

OWNER

 MANAGING ATTORNEY

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JONATHAN FERNANDEZ

Zeno has been practicing over 10 years and has had his firm since 2014. He was born in Asheville, NC and grew up in Canton.

He attended Pisgah High and obtained his BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, class of 2004.  Zeno then got his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL in 2007.

 

He is a huge Star Wars Nerd, comic book collector, and sports fan. GO HEELS!

 

Zeno and his girlfriend Venus live in Candler with their two dogs, Daisy (his 14 year old mutt) and Rose (3 year old golden retriever).

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Jonathan practices commercial and residential real estate law. His practice covers every detail of a real estate transaction from the initial formation of the contract, through due diligence, to closing. Jonathan works to facilitate your transaction as smoothly as possible and is responsive to client concerns and questions throughout the process.

Jonathan was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He received his BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Florida International University in 2014. Then, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. In 2019, the mountains called for him so he packed up his bags and relocated to Asheville, NC.

In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and playing golf, watching television, and eating and cooking barbecue.

Jonathan and his partner live in Woodfin with their dog, Tilly (2-year-old mutt).

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

PRE-CLOSING PARALEGALS

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Juliana was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She moved to the United States in her teen years and lived in Florida for most of that time.

 

Moving to Asheville, she met her husband and they now reside in West Asheville with their husky/lab mix. She enjoys anything artsy, working out and spending time with friends and family.

JULIANA PRICE

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An Asheville native, Cate was born and raised in Arden. She spent most of her working career in various management positions, owned a business, and most recently worked in healthcare before making a career change and joining the team at Lancaster Law Firm!

 

Cate resides in Asheville with her partner, Ian, daughter Hayleigh, and furbaby Nala. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending her daughter’s dance competitions, and herself and her partner are both competitive bodybuilders.

CATE YOUNG

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RACHAEL GANT

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JENN NANCE

Rachael was raised in the small town of Fairview, southeast of Asheville, and now lives amongst the beautiful mountains of Waynesville, North Carolina. She received her B.S. at UNC Asheville, graduating summa cum laude.

 

She is new to the firm, however informed in local real estate markets. During her free time, Rachael enjoys reading, raising money for local charities, and spending time with her husband and dog.

A transplant from Columbus, Ohio, Jenn escaped the flatlands moving to Asheville in 2009 where she intends to continue building her life and career.  Throughout her early adulthood and career Jenn kept a focus in education working for a Wilderness Therapy program for many years followed by teaching children in a Montessori school.  Taking a different path in her career, Jenn began selling cars in 2015 with an interim of working for local restaurants keeping connection in her community.  After taking some time to truly explore her goals and passions with her career, she joined Lancaster Law Firm in 2022. 

 

Jenn keeps close to downtown Asheville where she lives and plays when she is not at our office.  You can find her indulging in the delicious cuisine Asheville restaurants have to offer.  Taking advantage of the many craft breweries within our community and soaking in as much of our mountain air as possible.  Jenn enjoys new culture and experience, traveling as much as she is able.  She enjoys sharing her time with her supportive and loving friend group as well as her large family that continues to grow!  She keeps her cup full of love with her puppy, Kai and her three legged cat they call Toothless.  He does in fact have all of his teeth.  

 

POST-CLOSING PARALEGALS

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Originally from Manhattan, Anna grew up in Winston Salem. In 2012, Anna moved west to attend Western Carolina University. It is there where she fell in love with all the appeals of life in the mountains. After school, Anna moved to Charlotte for a little until she realized she missed the mountains and moved to Asheville.

Anna joined the Lancaster Law team in February of 2021 and she oversees the post-closing process as a paralegal. If you ever come into the office, you are likely to see her sweet dog, Bell, who is the office mascot and snoozes upstairs most of the days.

In her spare time, Anna stays busy with adventures to many concerts, hiking trails, and the many breweries that Asheville has to offer!

ANNA WEBER

TITLE ABSTRACTOR

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JEN MONACELLI

Jen was born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany. After graduating High School, she then continued her education in business and graduated from Konrad Adenauer School in 1993. She started her career in logistics until she moved to the US in 1999. At that time, she took a break from the work force to focus on raising her three boys. She picked up her career in Greenville, SC in 2014 as a Sea Freight coordinator for one of the largest German Sea Freight Companies.

 

In 2016 she decided to change her career path to real estate with an opportunity at Lancaster Law Firm as a Title Abstractor. She quickly realized that was her passion and has been loving it ever since.

Jen is spending most of her weekends on the soccer and baseball fields with her husband cheering on their boys. In her remaining free time, she loves watching football and is enjoying everything Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer.

CLIENT INTAKE & ADMINISTRATION 

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Maggie grew up in Salisbury, NC and moved to the mountains to attend Warren Wilson College. She obtained her BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Policy and Justice in 2020. While in school, Maggie worked with non-profit organizations and community gardens including the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Bounty and Soul, Root Cause farm, and others. For her capstone project, she worked with the NC Department of Environmental Quality and the French Broad Riverkeeper to begin restoring the eroded Hominy Creek in Asheville. She also enjoyed working for the school’s auto-shop as a requirement for their work program.

Maggie stayed nestled in Swannanoa after college and lives with her two best friends and their adorable fur babies. In her free time, Maggie enjoys painting, playing music and hiking through the beautiful Blue Ridge.

MAGGIE HOLLAR

FRONT DESK & ADMINISTRATION 

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Casey is a North Carolina native who grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She attended the Honors College at Appalachian State University where she studied Communication, Business Administration, and Appalachian Culture. Casey completed her degree in Business Administration at Peace College in Raleigh, NC.

 

Casey lives in Asheville with her sweet tortoiseshell cat named Jade. She enjoys hiking, spending quality time with her friends and family, and seeing live music.

CASEY TAYLOR

PROJECT ASSISTANT

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Morgan was ironically born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio. She began her educational career at the collegiate level at just fifteen, taking dual enrollment courses at Ohio University.

Upon high school graduation she relocated to Asheville, North Carolina to earn her bachelor's degree at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Here she has created her major program, and keyed the major as “Sociological, Psychological, and Political Look Into Criminality.”

She has participated in a pro bono appeals case, as well as undergraduate research into the psychology behind capital murder trials, while also volunteering at the rape crisis center on campus, and being an active member of several psychology and sociology clubs.

MORGAN SCHRINER

ASSOCIATE PAW-LEGALS

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Bell

Owner of Anna Weber, Post-Closing Paralegal

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Tilly

Owner of Jonathan Fernandez, Attorney

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Nala Kittles

Owner of Cate Young, Pre-Closing Paralegal

Samuel Biggums & Kat Valentine

Owner of Morgan Schriner, Project Assistant

Rocky J Doggington & Bella Ella

Owner of Morgan Schriner, Project Assistant