The law firm of Greevy & Shoemaker has the experience needed to provide the highest level of service to our clients.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the attorneys and staff at Greevy & Shoemaker.
Lester “Bud” Greevy is a third generation attorney, practicing law since 1968. Les has a strong background in real estate law, civil litigation and elder law. Les is a Certified Mineral Manager and an experienced Elder Law Attorney who has been representing individuals and families in central Pennsylvania for over forty years.
In the fall of 2005 Les began working with the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service presenting educational programs for the public on gas leasing and he quickly realized that natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale had the potential to be the biggest thing to hit this part of the state since the logging boom. In the past ten years he has traveled across the state presenting seminars on gas leasing, land titles and estate planning to landowners, bankers, realtors, and other lawyers. He has been interviewed on television and quoted in numerous national and local publications. Les is a recognized authority in the field of Oil and Gas law, always working to represent the interests of landowners in the complexities of gas leasing and the myriad issues arising with drilling and long term development of the Marcellus shale.
Les is a member of the Pennsylvania and National Bar Association, and the founder of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners, an organization dedicated to advocacy for royalty receiving landowners.
He has many years of experience in Estate Planning, Long-Term Care Planning, Medicaid and nursing home issues.
Outside work Les is known as a dedicated outdoorsman with a passion for coaching elite athletes in the shotgun sports, specializing in Olympic double trap. Trapshooters coached by Les now compete at the highest level of national, international, and Olympic competition.
John A. Shoemaker, Esq. is a resident of Dushore, Sullivan County. He earned a degree in Accounting from King’s College and Juris Doctor from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, and has received extensive practical training from Lester L. Greevy, Jr., Esq.
John concentrates his practice in lease and title analyzing and curing exceptions of oil and gas from prior deeds, and resolving defects in landowners’ title to oil and gas rights. He litigates a wide variety of issues, including Actions to Quiet Title. He also specializes in problems peculiar to tax sales and unseated land, Dunham’s Rule, and other oil and gas related legal issues unique to Pennsylvania law.
John is a member of the National Association of Division Order Analysts, the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, and the National Association of Lease and Title Analysts.
John is also a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and deals particularly with real estate, estate and long term care planning for rural families. He also has experience working with people in nursing homes and is a Veteran’s Administration Accredited Attorney.
Shelia Caldwell has been an employee of Greevy & Shoemaker for 8 years, and she works closely with land owners and royalty owners. Shelia is a Certified Mineral Manager and as Mr. Greevy’s paralegal she is well-versed in estate planning document preparation, real estate transfers, oil and gas lease and re-leasing projects, and communicating with the gas companies, and in oil and gas litigation. Shelia lives in Trout Run with her husband, John Caldwell and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.
Donna Missigman is a Certified Medicaid Planner and Estate and Elder Law Paralegal. A Certified Medicaid Planner is a professional in the Medicaid planning field who has been awarded certification by the CMP Governing Board based on a mastery of the skills and knowledge of the intricate study of Medicaid planning. Currently one of only 4 Certified Medicaid Planners in Pennsylvania, Donna is able to prepare an individualized plan of action for the community spouse and beneficiaries of the institutionalized patient. Medicaid guidelines are fluid and often contradictory and under those guidelines an individualized approach is critical to the preservation of assets for loved ones during the difficult circumstances surrounding long term care.
As Greevy and Shoemaker’s Estate and Elder Law Paralegal Donna has worked for many years in the estate administration field. By guiding Greevy and Shoemaker clients in the process of balancing the needs and expectations of families and estate administrators while complying with state regulations she assists estate administrators in completing their appointed duties.
A summa cum laude graduate of Lycoming College, Donna appreciates the challenges of Medicaid planning and the opportunity to help our clients. In her spare time she is a musician and an avid pistol and competitive cowboy lever action rifle shooter.