Ivo V. Otto IIIManaging Shareholder | Carlisle Office

Ivo V. Otto IIIManaging Shareholder | Carlisle Office

A sixth generation native of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Ivo is a founding member of Martson Law Offices, and our Managing Shareholder. He focuses his practice on Business and Personal Tax Planning as well as Estate and Asset Protection Planning, Probate, Trusts and Estates, Fiduciary Services, Real Estate, Probate Litigation, Commercial Transactions and Lending, Health Care, Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations law.

Practice Areas

  • Probate matters
  • Probate Litigation
  • Fiduciary Services
  • Estates Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Business and Residential Real estate
  • Land Use/Development Planning
  • Business and Personal Tax 
  • Financial and Succession Planning
  • Health Care Law
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Charitable Gift Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania – 1978
  • United States District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania – 1980
  • United States Tax Court – 1980


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Master of Laws in Taxation – 1982
  • Penn State – Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor – 1978
  • Washington and Jefferson College 
    • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) – 1975

Professional Associations and Community Involvement

  • Professional Associations
    • Cumberland County of the Cumberland County Bar Association – Member and past President
    • Cumberland County of the Cumberland County Bar Association Orphan’s Court Rules Committee – Member
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Section on Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries
    • American Bar Association – Sections on Taxation; Real Property, Probate, Trusts & Estates
    • M & T Bank/Wilmington Trust – Member of Central Pennsylvania/Maryland Division Directors Advisory Council
  • Community Involvement
    • Finance Committee of the Carlisle YWCA, Member
    • United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County – Endowment Committee member
    • YMCA Carlisle – Endowment Committee member

Representing Central PA for More than 60 years

Martson Law Offices has been serving clients in Central Pennsylvania for more than six decades. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge you’d find at a big-city law firm, but we also have deep roots in the community and understands the legal issues facing our clients locally.

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