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Gawthrop Greenwood real estate and community association attorney Holly L. Setzler has been named vice president of the board of directors for A Haven, a child and family grief center based in Exton, PA that offers support services and resources for families with children ages 3 to 25.
Setzler has served on the non-profit organization’s board of directors since 2020. “I was introduced to the founders with a real estate-related inquiry, and my interest in the organization grew from there. Recognizing that grief impacts every family in Chester County, I’m fully supportive of A Haven’s family-centered approach to providing a safe place for children, teens and young adults to know they are not alone,” said Setzler.
As a real estate lawyer for more than 30 years, Setzler has provided legal counsel to homeowner and condominium associations, developers, business clients, county airports, municipalities and real estate-related entities across Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Berks County. A lifelong resident of Chester County as it has transformed from a rural community to a thriving residential and commercial corridor, Setzler was the principal owner of Landis & Setzler, PC until it merged with Gawthrop Greenwood in January 2023.
Setzler was the attorney who achieved a landmark victory in the Mountain View Condominium v. Bomersbach case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. At the time, the result ensured homeowner and condominium associations could recoup expended legal fees when enforcing the governing documents of a community. Thereafter, Pennsylvania’s laws (and other jurisdictions nationwide) were amended to accommodate the provision. Setzler has also represented association insurance carriers as defense counsel when the issues are association related and complex.
Voted a Top Lawyer by Main Line Today several times and a Top Lawyer by Daily Local News readers, Setzler has been a long-standing member of Community Associations Institute (CAI). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Immaculata University and her doctorate degree from Villanova School of Law.