Lewiston, New York Estate Planning Lawyers

Robert Friedman
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Niagara Falls, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 729-4571 7510 Porter Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Elder
Hamline University
My Law Firm Partner and I have been working with Buffalo and WNY residents for almost four decades. So we're not surprised when clients tell us that we've helped a member of their family or neighbor in the past. We have offices in: Buffalo NY Rochester NY Akron NY Williamsville NY Batavia NY West Seneca NY Niagara Falls NY And our expertise is wide - just take a look at our practice areas and how we can help you. BUFFALO AREA PERSONAL INJURY & ACCIDENTS * Highway Accident: * Industrial Accident: * Jet Ski Accident:...
Thomas Hewner
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Niagara Falls, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(716) 856-3646 2524 Pine Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Albany Law School
Candyce Vana Ingwersen
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Ransomville, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 1 year experience
(716) 523-4356 3994 Andrews Road
Ransomville, NY 14131
Estate Planning, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Creighton University School of Law
Works with families to provide Trusts and Estates Planning and counseling on landlord-tenant issues, with 20+ years of experience in contracts and business
Stephen Zastrow
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Youngstown, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(716) 260-9297 101 Lake Street
Youngstown, NY 14174
Estate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Tax
Stetson University College of Law
Paul Michael Pochepan
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Lockport, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Social Security Disability
Syracuse University College of Law
With nearly three decades of experience practicing Bankruptcy law and Social Security law in Buffalo, Paul Pochepan is able to help consumers facing financial hardships and disabled individuals and their dependents. He has helped many Western New York consumers navigate the bankruptcy system under chapter 7 or chapter 13. He also helps Buffalo-area residents apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or appeal Social Security Administration decisions denying, reducing or revoking benefits. He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge regarding the multiple medical impairments afflicting disability claimants and dealing with the medical profession to secure the...
Jeffrey J. Tyrpak
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Lockport, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Estate Planning, Employment, Health Care and Real Estate
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Jeffrey Tyrpak, an Amherst native, attended Fordham University and obtained his BA in International Political Economy in 2010. In 2013, he earned his JD at UB Law School with a concentration in Finance Transactions.

He started practicing law at a small firm in New York City before returning home and joining our team in December of 2016. While working in New York City, Mr. Tyrpak handled litigation in federal court regarding collective bargaining agreements and ERISA for employee benefit funds. He also worked on government compliance matters under the Affordable Care Act and ERISA.

Currently, Mr. Tyrpak resides in HoganWillig's Real Estate...
Brooke Barron
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Lockport, NY Estate Planning Attorney
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Road
Lockport, NY 14094
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
American University- Washington College of Law
Brooke Barron is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law and Estate Planning & Administration Practice Groups.

Ms. Barron obtained her B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Geneseo, and received her Juris Doctor in 2018 from American University- Washington College of Law.

While in law school, Ms. Barron was an Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition winner. Additionally, Ms. Barron was a law clerk for Commissioner Feldblum at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, D.C. and a student attorney for American University- Washington College of Law’s Civil Advocacy Clinic. Ms. Barron had also previously been employed at HoganWillig as...
J. Michael Kelleher
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Amherst, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years experience
(716) 636-7600 2410 N Forest Rd
Ste 301
Amherst, NY 14068
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
University of Notre Dame
J. Michael Kelleher graduated cum laude from St. Bonaventure University with a B.A. in 1967, and received his legal education at the University Of Notre Dame, graduating in 1970. Mr. Kelleher was Town Justice for the Town of Lancaster from 1975 to 2014 and is Senior Counsel at HoganWillig since joining the firm in 2011.

Mr. Kelleher has focused his practice in commercial and residential real estate as well probate, estate planning, and corporate law since 1970. He is a member of the Real Estate and Estate Practice and Procedure Committees of the Erie County Bar Association.

Mr. Kelleher has lectured extensively...
Diane Tiveron
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(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Lockport, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Diane Tiveron is the Managing Partner and Chairperson of the Corporate & Business Law Department at HoganWillig PLLC. With over 29 years of legal experience and a educational background in economics and business administration, Ms. Tiveron assists clients with business formations (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporations, and limited liability companies), acquisitions, sales or dissolutions, as well as the preparation of any commercial document/contract, ranging from an employment agreement to a lease. She counsels non-for-profit organizations on nonprofit law and governance, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status and 501(c) classifications.
Ms. Tiveron also advises individuals and businesses with bankruptcy issues (Chapter 7...
Jessica M. Peraza
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Lockport, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Estate Planning, Elder and Employment
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Jessica Peraza is an associate attorney working with the firm’s estate and elder law department. She focuses her practice on Estate Planning and Administration, Medicaid and Long-term Care Planning, and Wealth Management. As a law student, she interned for the Hon. Barbara Howe in Erie County Surrogate’s Court and worked in the Public Benefits Unit of Neighborhood Legal Services. Her previous experience includes residential foreclosures, public and private sector labor law, contract negotiations, probate matters, third party credit collections, and representation of clients in administrative hearings and arbitrations.

Ms. Peraza attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York where she...
Leonard Gary London
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Lockport, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Vanderbilt University Law School
In law school, Mr. London specialized in taxation and after graduation joined a large firm in Buffalo where his practice emphasized tax planning for businesses, individuals and estates. Mr. London established his own practice which over the years grew through referrals from clients, accountants and lawyers. His business clients are both small and large U.S. and Canadian companies and credit unions. "When clients have had unusual challenges I have often been able to fashion unique solutions which enabled a transaction to occur. I believe it is not sufficient for a lawyer to tell a client why something can't be done...
Danielle DeJoseph
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Lockport, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 1 year experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Danielle DeJoseph is an Associate Attorney practicing primarily in the firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law and Estate Planning & Administration Practice Groups.

Ms. DeJoseph graduated summa cum laude from Buffalo State College in 2013 with a major in English Literature. She received her legal education at the University at Buffalo School of Law, where she graduated with a J.D. in 2017. As a law student, Danielle worked for nearly three years as a law clerk in FELA litigation. Danielle also interned with the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Organized Crime Task Force.

Ms. DeJoseph is admitted...
Stephen Silverstein
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Amherst, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(716) 636-7600 2410 N. Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068
Estate Planning and Elder
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Stephen R. Silverstein concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and disability planning, estate administration, guardianships and elder law.

He is a graduate of the University of Rochester and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. He is a former bank trust officer, where he worked on administration of estates, trusts and employee benefit plans.

Mr. Silverstein is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County Surrogate’s Court Committee and serves as the Committee’s Recording Secretary. He is also a member of the Bar Association of Erie County Elder Law Committee and...
Darren M. Swetz
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(716) 210-6575 5488 Sheridan Drive
Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
University of Akron
For over 15 years Darren Swetz has been helping individuals and business navigate a range of legal issues to help them achieve financial success, economic stability or a fresh start. At Tully Rinckey PLLC he is a Partner who represents New Yorkers with the preparation of wills, trusts and advanced directives; Medicaid planning; and real estate transactions and leases. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Mr. Swetz served as Managing Partner at Kelly & Swetz for more than a dozen years, where he focused his practice on wealth management and asset preservation. Before that...
Raymond H Caso Jr.
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Williamsville, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(716) 634-2497 5488 Sheridan Drive, Suite 500
Williamsville, NY 14221
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
State University of New York - Buffalo
As a Senior Associate in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Real Estate Law practice, Raymond focuses his practice on commercial and residential real estate financing transactions, commercial real estate transactions and development, title review and commitment preparation. He represents developers in subdivision acquisitions, and he represents lenders in commercial and residential mortgage transactions, as well as commercial and residential purchasers and sellers.

Raymond has extensive experience drafting residential and commercial contracts of sale, leases and mortgage documents including, but not limited to: commitment letters, promissory notes, mortgages, security agreements, assignment of rents and leases, environmental compliance and indemnity agreements, unlimited guarantees and UCC-1...
Ruth P George
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Williamsville, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(716) 982-1662 29 California Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
SUNY Buffalo Law School
I really enjoy spending time with clients and taking a personal approach to assisting them. I grew up wanting to be a ballet dancer and spent most of my time in the ballet studio. I started a professional ballet career, but, ended it after a major injury requiring surgery. I have learned we all go through tough times and experiences and life certainly throws us curveballs. But, I find the journey we take and our continual growth is what is most important. Although I am no longer a ballet dancer, I feel the training I...
Daniel C Caro
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Pendleton, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(716) 514-3857 7342 Paddock Ridge
Pendleton, NY 14120
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Wesley Michael Brown
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Amherst, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(716) 312-0015 4498 Main St., Ste. 11
Amherst, NY 14226
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Wesley M. Brown grew up in Tonawanda, New York and graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He attended Canisius College, Erie Community College, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Niagara University in 1994 He attended the University of Toledo College of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and received his Juris Doctor in 2000.
Peter McGrath
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Kenmore, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(716) 262-9023 3110 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14216
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
I am the founder and principal attorney at the McGrath Law Firm located in Buffalo, New York. Prior to entering law school, I earned a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology from Kean University. I attended law school at SUNY Buffalo School of Law. My firm is a full-service general practice firm that is equipped to handle all legal needs.
Rebecca M. Guerra
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Amherst, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(716) 636-7600 2410 N Forest Rd
Ste 301
Amherst, NY 14068
Estate Planning and Probate
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
I currently focus my practice in HoganWillig’s Estate Planning & Elder Law department. I practice in areas of probate estates, estate planning, trusts and guardianship law. Prior to joining HoganWillig, I practiced in the areas of medical malpractice defense and workers’ compensation defense law. I received my Juris Doctor degree in 2012, Magna Cum Laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before law school, I was an executive with a workflow software firm in Rochester, New York. Honors & Awards 2011 Niagara International Moot Court, editor and writer for 2nd place winning brief...
John Vaughan Millane
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(716) 689-4449 300 International Drive
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(716) 852-3600 438 Main Street, Tenth Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Niagara Falls, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(716) 692-0341 2424 River Rd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(716) 250-2851 400 Essjay Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(716) 635-4379 6245 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 51 years experience
(716) 332-3740 4476 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14226
Estate Planning
North Tonawanda, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 57 years experience
(716) 694-7800 148 Old Falls Blvd
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(716) 633-3200 333 International Dr
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning and Business
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(716) 633-6500 6500 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(716) 831-9947 4248 Ridge Lea Rd
Buffalo, NY 14226
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(716) 633-6500 6500 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning and Tax
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 59 years experience
132 Harrogate Square
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning and Tax
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 70 years experience
(716) 688-1600 10 John James Audubon Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14228
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(716) 632-2782 6225 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Elder
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney
(716) 878-9375 570 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Tonawanda, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(212) 695-9110 27 Main St
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(716) 565-9700 5784 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(716) 634-7920 5109 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 68 years experience
42 Hidden Ridge Cmn
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(716) 633-3514 17 5th Ave
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning and Real Estate
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


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