Meet the Lancaster Law Team!
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 Fiancé Venus live in Candler with their two dogs, Daisy (his 14 year old mutt) and Rose (3 year old golden retriever).
ZENO B LANCASTER, IV
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).
Robert is a licensed attorney practicing real estate law in North Carolina. He always looks out for the best interests of his clients, and he is committed to providing excellent service.
He was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. In 2007, he enlisted in to the United States Marines Corps and completed two tours of duty. After serving, he received a BA in History from North Carolina State University. Then in 2019, he received his Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Robert is a big sports fanatic, who enjoys not only watching but also playing all different types of sports in his free time. He also enjoys the outdoors and likes to ski and snowboard in the winter.
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 North Carolina, she met her husband and they now reside in West Asheville with their husky/lab mix. She enjoys cooking and spending quality time with friends and family.
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.
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.
Born and raised in Raleigh, Kaitlyn is making her transition to the mountains! Recently graduating from NC State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Spanish, she pursued the opportunity to begin her professional career at Lancaster Law Firm as a pre-closing paralegal. While the time she spent in the service industry throughout college was fun, Kaitlyn is excited to learn and grow in the field of law!
As an intern at the firm last summer, she began to learn both the business and the area, which she is looking forward to continuing to do. In her free time, you can find Kaitlyn traveling, spending time outdoors, going to see live music, and taking advantage of all the local breweries and restaurants Asheville has to offer. You can also catch her at some NC State football games when fall rolls around – Go Pack!!
Nicola was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. She moved to Asheville in 2021 to pursue a life in the mountains, and experience all four seasons. Nicola has spent the past few years working as an adolescent mental health counselor, primarily with children on the Autism spectrum. She enjoyed the work, but wanted a change of pace and found an opportunity with Lancaster Law Firm.
In her free time, Nicola enjoys traveling, painting and crafting, photography, and going on hikes with her partner Christian and his puggle named Sharon.
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!
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.
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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.
Carley was born in Greensboro, NC and moved to Asheville 4 years ago with her husband David and 3 fur-babies. She started her career as a public-school chorus teacher and transitioned to office management over the last few years, landing at Lancaster Law firm as our Client Engagement Specialist. She earned her B.S. in Education in 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
In her free time, you can find Carley playing video games and exploring the metaverse. Carley and her husband are avid Escape Room enthusiasts- so much so that they got engaged in one! They have beaten every local escape room and are now working their way through South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Her fur babies Ike, Bella, and Boo are the light of her life, and she couldn’t be a prouder paw-rent.
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.
Owner of Anna Weber, Post-Closing Paralegal
Owner of Jonathan Fernandez, Attorney
Owner of Cate Young, Pre-Closing Paralegal
Samuel Biggums & Kat Valentine
Owner of Morgan Schriner, Project Assistant
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Owner of Morgan Schriner, Project Assistant
Owner of Carley Hott-Baum, CE Specialist