Steven A. Walker, Esq. – Law is Steve’s second career which gives him a unique perspective when providing legal solutions and services to clients. Steve is a 2008 magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and upon graduation from law school, Steve worked at a mid-sized law firm in Syracuse, New York for over 10 years where he was first an associate attorney and then later a shareholder (partner).
Steve earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in 1992 where he graduated 1st in his class. Steve is also an alumnus of the Cornell Dairy Executive Program, (Class I).
They say you can “take the boy off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the boy” and that is true with Steve as he has a deep passion and love for all things agriculture and is deeply committed to preserving farms, the environment, and our food system. Steve’s love of farming and cows in particular started on a 40-cow family dairy farm in Cooperstown, New York. Steve then gained more experience in the agricultural industry as a partner of a 500-cow dairy and vegetable operation in Western New York where he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the dairy for nine years. Steve continues to own a herd of dairy cows that are leased out to several different farms. It is this real-life experience that makes Steve uniquely suited to provide business and farm succession planning services.
Steve continues to remain active in the agricultural industry and volunteers his time to give back to the industry. Steve is currently the Northeast Dairy Producers Association representative on the New York Beef Council and is a former Region I Vice President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federation Division. Steve also serves on the Board of Directors for Agri-Business Child Development, a not-for-profit providing early childhood education and social services to farm workers and other eligible families across New York State.
Meghan M. Reap, Esq. – is a partner at Walker & Reap.She is a Syracuse native and attended the University of Scranton, earning a B.S. in International Studies and attended law school at Touro Law on Long Island.After completing law school, Meghan came back to Syracuse to establish her practice.
Meghan has been in private practice throughout New York for over ten years concentrating on estate planning, elder law, long term care planning, estate administration and Medicaid.Throughout her career, Meghan has dedicated her practice to assisting people with protecting and preserving their assets from the cost of long-term care and ensuring that their goals and objectives for their estate plan are met.
She has also advised clients on the preparation of wills and other advance directives such powers of attorneys and health care proxies.Additionally, Meghan guides families in ensuring the efficient preservation and transfer of their assets, including for individuals who special needs or family members with special needs.
Meghan is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Central New York, the Onondaga County Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.
Bekah Nosewicz, Office Manager/Paralegal – Bekah joined the Walker Law Firm, P.C. team in January 2020 and is usually your initial contact with the firm because she answers the phone and acts as receptionist among her many other responsibilities. Her professional and pleasant personality is always well received by clients and vendors.
Bekah assists with LLC formations, the preparation of Wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills and other estate planning documents, and prepares deeds and other real estate transfer documents. She is also gaining experience in probate and estate administration. Bekah is a licensed New York State Notary Public.
Bekah lives in Fulton and when she is not busy tending to client needs, she can be found chasing after her three boys (and husband). Bekah is passionate about her Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and her body art.