Orchard Park Estate Planning Lawyers

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Michael A. Klima
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Orchard Park, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(716) 332-7220 3605 Eggert Road, Lower
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Orchard Park, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(716) 662-2664 4063 N Buffalo St
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Estate Planning and Elder
SUNY Buffalo Law School
ORCHARD PARK, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(716) 983-6897 8 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE
ORCHARD PARK, NY 14127
Estate Planning and Tax
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Thomas Hewner
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Hamburg, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years of experience
(716) 856-3646 16 Main St.
Hamburg, NY 14075
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Albany Law School
Joseph J Ranni
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East Aurora, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(833) 753-5337 859 East Filmore Ave.
East Aurora, NY 14052
Estate Planning, Elder, Employment and Nursing Home
Stetson University College of Law and Brooklyn Law School
Jessica M. Peraza
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years of experience
(716) 853-5100 50 Fountain Plaza
Suite 1700
Buffalo, NY 14202
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...
Paul Michael Pochepan
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(716) 636-7600 43 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
Lancaster, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years of experience
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...
Stephen Silverstein
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Amherst, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years of 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...
Diane Tiveron
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(716) 636-7600 43 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
Lancaster, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years of 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...
Jeffrey B. Novak
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Lancaster, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years of experience
(716) 636-7600 43 Central Ave
Lancaster, NY 14086
Estate Planning, Business and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Jeffrey B. Novak is an attorney practicing in HoganWillig’s Litigation Department with a focus on Business & Corporate Law.

Mr. Novak graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Buffalo with a major in Political Science and History. He received his legal education from the George Washington University Law School while interning for the Army Environmental Law Division. Mr. Novak also served as a summer Law Clerk for the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York and as a Judicial Intern for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

Mr. Novak has experience...
Jeffrey J. Tyrpak
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(716) 636-7600 43 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
Lancaster, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years of experience
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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Lancaster, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year of experience
(716) 636-7600 43 Central Ave
Lancaster, NY 14086
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...
Danielle DeJoseph
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(716) 636-7600 43 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
Lancaster, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years of experience
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...
J. Michael Kelleher
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Lancaster, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years of experience
(716) 636-7600 43 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
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...
Linda Stravalaci-Grear
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years of experience
(716) 204-1055 455 Cayuga Road
Suite 600
Buffalo, NY 14225
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Akron School of Law
In compliance with Federal and New York State COVID-19 mandates, 100% of our staff is working REMOTELY. We remain fully accessible via email, telephone, and video conferencing. Our office hours continue to be Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm.


About Me:
As the daughter of Italian immigrants, the values of hard work, education, and integrity were instilled at a young age. In two decades of practicing law, I have learned not only the mechanics of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, and Guardianships, and but also the importance of compassion and understanding in dealing with clients who are enduring emotionally difficult times. I...
Harry N Konst
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Lancaster, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(716) 601-1000 5511 Broadway Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Konst Law provides real estate, divorce, personal injury, corporate and business legal services.
Raymond H Caso Jr.
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Williamsville, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years of 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...
Leonard Gary London
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Lancaster, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(716) 636-7600 43 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
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...
Darren M. Swetz
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years of 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...
Michael Timothy Dwan
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Depew, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years of experience
(716) 683-0300 5136 Transit Road
Suite 100
Depew, NY 14043
Estate Planning, Criminal, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Michael T. Dwan is principal of The Law Offices of Michael T. Dwan. Mr. Dwan handles Real Estate transactions, Estate Planning and Criminal Defense. Mr. Dwan is one of the top trial lawyers in Erie County.

Mr. Dwan is the son of longtime Judge and trial attorney Timothy J. Dwan.

Mr. Dwan received his undergraduate degree from Niagara University, and received his J.D. from the University of Buffalo Law School. He has also served as an adjunct criminal justice professor at Erie Community College and is frequently asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Buffalo.
Robert Friedman
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West Seneca, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years of experience
(800) 729-4571 3686 Seneca Street
West Seneca, NY 14224
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
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:...
Denis Kitchen
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years of experience
(716) 631-5661 8899 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14221
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Denis has been a lifelong resident of Western New York, a graduate of Kenmore West, High School, a U.S. Naval Aviator, and an attorney for over 40 years.
Rebecca M. Guerra
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Amherst, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of 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...
Ruth P George
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Williamsville, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years of 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...
Anthony Joseph Cervi
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(716) 856-5223 43 Court Street
Suite 822
Buffalo, NY 14202
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Mr. Michael W. Cole
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Alden, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years of experience
(716) 937-9150 13349 Broadway Street
Alden, NY 14004
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DWI
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Christopher J. Tyrpak
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Cheektowaga, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(716) 288-9175 2560 Walden Avenue, Suite 110
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Tax
State University of New York - Buffalo
We offer quality legal representation along with the personal attention your case deserves. Our firm focuses on areas of real estate, bankruptcy, estate planning & tax law. We understand that each client's case is unique and promise to devote our expertise and attention to getting you the results you deserve and expect.
Peter McGrath
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Kenmore, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of 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.
Wesley Michael Brown
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Amherst, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years of 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.
Richard Leff
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(716) 854-3321 Buffalo, NY 14203
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Patrick Matthew Mcnelis
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years of experience
(716) 362-1533 70 Niagara Street, Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14202
Estate Planning and Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Keith R. Rosso
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 1 year of experience
(716) 856-3646
Ext. 121
37 Franklin Street, Suite 900
Buffalo, NY 14202
Estate Planning and Real Estate
SUNY Buffalo Law School
John Vaughan Millane
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Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years of experience
(716) 689-4449 300 International Drive
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14221
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Hamburg, NY Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(716) 632-2782 6101 S Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075
Estate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Elder
University of North Carolina School of Law
BLASDELL, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years of experience
(716) 825-2000 3990 MCKINLEY PKWY STE 1
BLASDELL, NY 14219
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
BUFFALO, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years of experience
(716) 674-6646 PO BOX 391
BUFFALO, NY 14224
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
ELMA, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years of experience
(716) 652-3151 PO BOX 226
2340 BOWEN RD
ELMA, NY 14059
Estate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Cheektowaga, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years of experience
(716) 225-6316 82 Hillpine Rd
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years of experience
(716) 675-6813 735 Union Rd
Buffalo, NY 14224
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Buffalo, NY Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years of experience
(716) 712-0039 976 Union Rd
Buffalo, NY 14224
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Ow Coburn School Of Law
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Erie County Department of Senior Services
(716) 858-8526
Buffalo, NY


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(716) 852-8687
Buffalo, NY

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Planning your estate?

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.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.

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