We have combined experience of over 100 years in all aspects of family law practice. Our law firm is recognized as one of the premier family law practices in Chambersburg and all of South Central Pennsylvania.
David F. Spang
David F. Spang, Esquire, is an experienced practitioner in the areas of elder law, estate planning and estate administration. He is also skilled in counseling in all aspects of business-related issues. He is a problem solver with a good, seasoned analysis of legal issues. In addition to these strengths, Dave has knowledge and experience in the following areas: general contract issues, tax matters, collection work, working with surveyors, government officials, accountants and lenders.
David, who has been practicing law for more than 40 years, spent the first 30 years of his career in Berks County before moving his practice to Franklin County approximately 10 years ago. During his career, David has served as a solicitor for a number of organizations, including the First National Bank in Fleetwood (now known as Fleetwood Bank) from 1978-2005, the Borough of Bernville, the Conrad Weiser Area School District, the Townships of Greenwich and Richmond, the Robesonia Zoning Hearing Board and the West Lawn Zoning Hearing Board.
In addition, David has also been a Director of the First National Bank in Fleetwood, the Western Berks Ambulance Association, the Berks County Bar Association ad Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County. Dave currently serves as a Director for The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC).
David lives in Chambersburg and is a member of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. He is also a member of the Franklin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the South Central Pennsylvania Planning Council and the Chambersburg Country Club. David is a licensed agent with Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.
David is experienced to assist you in the following areas:
Elder Law / Estate Planning and Administration
- Preparation of wills, trusts, power of attorney documents, special needs trusts, charitable trusts, living wills and specialized estate plans
- Estate administration
- Orphans Court litigation, including guardianships
- Medicaid planning, applications, hearings and appeals
- Nursing home issues
- All related tax returns
- Formation of all types of business entities
- Mergers and acquisitions, including multi-million dollar deals, but mostly small and mid-sized business entities
- Preparation of all pertinent documents, tax-related issues, structuring purchases and sales
- Franchise negotiations and contracts
- Licensed title insurance agent
- Handled thousands of settlements representing buyers, sellers, lenders, developers, builders, townships, boroughs and municipal authorities
- Zoning hearings and appeals
- Subdivision and land development work
- Boundary disputes, easements, right of way problems
- Assessment appeals
Corporate and Banking
- Preparation of commercial and residential loan documents
- Review of all contracts for facilities and vendors
- Representation of corporations and banks in employment and insurance matters, corporate governance issues, human resource problems, collections and liaison with counsel on litigation and bankruptcy matters
Municipal and School Law
- Representation of boroughs, townships, school districts and municipal authorities
- Financing and construction of new facilities
- Student discipline
- Board policy
- Sunshine Act and Open Public Records
Martha B. Walker
Martha B. Walker, Esquire has practiced law in South-Central Pennsylvania over 40 years. During that time, her concentration has been in all aspects of family law. She currently focuses on Divorce, Alimony and Equitable Distribution matters, in particular high-asset divorces. She also handles Child and Spousal Support cases as well as preparing Pre-Nuptial Agreements.
Marty was the first woman admitted to the Franklin County Bar and chaired the Franklin County Bar Association’s Domestic Relations Committee for 30 years. In that role, she was instrumental in establishing the Court’s current Divorce Master System and Custody Conciliation Process. She has taught Domestic Relations courses at Wilson College and Penn State University and lectured at the Dickenson School of Law and for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Marty is trained in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.
In her community, Marty has served on the Board of Directors of over 20 non-profit organizations in Franklin County. She was also the first woman to serve as a bank director in Franklin County. Marty graduated from Wilson College and received her law degree from the Dickenson School of Law.
Below are a list of some of the many awards she has received and groups she has been affiliated with:
- Franklin County Bar Association – Past President
- Pennsylvania Bar Association – Past President; past recipient of the Gilbert Nurick Leadership Award as well as the Pro-Bono Award; former zone delegate; former County Bar Leader
- Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce – First recipient of the Athena Award
- Menno Haven, Inc. – Director
- Farmers & Merchants Trust Company of Chambersburg – Director
- Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring – Trustee
- Former Director of the following orgaizations:
- Franklin County United Way
- Capital Theatre Foundation
- Totem Pole Playhouse – Past recipient of the President’s Award
- Shippensburg University Raiders
- Wilson College Board of Trustees
- Chambersburg Counsel for the Arts
- Cumberland Valley Mental Health Center
- Legal Services, Inc.
- Salvation Army
- Chambersburg School District Endowment Fund
- Cumberland Valley School of Music
- Pennsylvania Department of Commerce Excellence in Business Award – past recipient
- Shippensburg University Foundation Unsung Heroes Award – past recipient
Michael J. Connor
Michael Connor has over twenty years in practice.
His focus is on assisting individuals with their legal needs. That includes family law, estate planning and administration, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and small business formation. Michael counsels individuals on a wide range of matters including adoption, divorce, prenuptial agreements, custody and support.
He works with clients to develop and implement wills and estate plans that reflect their individual need and goals. He has specific experience in developing trusts and guardianships for families with special needs. He also has experience with elder law issues and counsels clients on medical assistance planning and asset protection.
Experienced to Assist You With:
Estate Planning and Administration
- Powers of Attorney
- Elder Law
- Support (child and spousal)
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- Representing Buyers and Sellers
- Providing Title Insurance
- Property Disputes
- Formation (Incorporation, LLC, Partnerships)
- Contract Review
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Franklin County Bar Association
- South Central Pennsylvania Estate Planning Council – Board of Directors
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Non-Profit Boards, Service Organizations and other Experience
- Franklin County Redevelopment Authority – Vice Chair
- Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors
- Capitol Theatre Foundation – Past Board Member
- Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter – Past Board Member
- Rotary Club of Chambersburg – President 2016/2017
- Shippensburg Knights of Columbus
- Shippensburg University – Past Adjunct Professor
Nathaniel F. Spang
Nathaniel F. Spang has been an associate attorney with Walker, Connor & Spang, LLC since 2014. His practice includes all areas of family and domestic law including divorce, custody, support, alimony and adoption. He also focuses on criminal defense, including DUI and Protection from Abuse cases, and general civil litigation matters.
Nate graduated from St. Joseph’s University in 2002 magna cum laude and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He graduated from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2005 and was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania the same year.
Prior to joining Walker, Connor & Spang, LLC, Nate served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, from 2005 to 2014, where he was the Chief of the Special Victim’s Unit. As an Assistant District Attorney, he handled over one hundred trials, including both jury and bench trials, for the prosecution. His caseload focused on crimes involving child abuse, but included prosecutions for murder, kidnapping and other violent offenses. In his role as chief of the special victim’s unit, Nate was instrumental in establishing the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center and received an award of appreciation from the Children’s Advocacy Center upon leaving the District Attorney’s office in October, 2014.
Since moving to Franklin County, Nate has been able to use his vast trial experience to generate favorable results for his clients in the areas of family law, criminal law and civil litigation. Much of Nate’s practice continues to be in the courtroom and his focus remains producing the best possible outcome for his clients, whether through negotiation or litigation.
Nate currently resides in the Chambersburg area with his wife and two children. In addition to his work with Walker, Connor & Spang, LLC and in the legal profession, he serves his community as a director for the Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg and as well as a director for the Chambersburg School District Foundation.