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NICOLE MARIE MARLOW-JONES is a partner in the Syracuse law firm of Costello, Cooney & Fearon PLLC. Ms. Marlow-Jones' practice includes liability defense, insurance coverage, appellate law, and commercial litigation. A primary area of her practice has been the representation of professionals, predominantly lawyers, in civil actions. Ms. Marlow-Jones earned her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an appellate court attorney at the Supreme Court, Fourth Department. During this two-year period, she assisted members of the intermediate appellate court on pending civil and criminal appeals. She also served as a confidential law clerk to the Honorable John P. Balio prior to his retirement. Ms. Marlow-Jones is admitted to practice before all New York state courts; the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Western and Southern districts of New York; and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the NDNY Federal Court; Onondaga County, New York State and American bar associations; and is an officer of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association.
SHANE M. MCCROHAN is a partner in the estate planning and trust and estate administration practice groups of Scolaro Fetter Grizanti & McGough, P.C. His practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and business and tax planning for individuals and professionals. Mr. McCrohan also concentrates his practice in elder law and assisting individuals with long-term care planning. In addition, he is a professional certified financial planner and worked in the Boston area as a financial planner for five years. Mr. McCrohan is a member of the Massachusetts and New York State bar associations. He earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.
JOHN M. MURPHY JR. is the owner and founder of Safe Harbor Wills and Trusts, a legal services company whose purpose is to protect the assets of everyday people, small business owners, and professionals. Mr. Murphy specializes in asset protection planning for families, business owners, and professionals. Asset protection planning includes estate planning, living trusts, Medicaid planning, and powers of attorney. The firm also helps clients with probate, estate and trust administration, and Medicaid applications. Mr. Murphy is a nationally-trained and recognized estate planning and asset protection attorney. His company concentrates its practice on protecting clients' life savings from catastrophic nursing home costs, lawsuits, and from financial predators. Mr. Murphy earned his J.D. degree from Syracuse University. He is a member of the New York State, Onondaga County, and Oswego County bar associations; Lawyers with Purpose; and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.
PAUL M. RYTHER is a solo practitioner in East Bloomfield, New York. His focus is on elder law, planning for individuals with disabilities, probate, trusts and estate planning and administration, and representation of Social Security benefits claimants. Mr. Ryther began his career advocating for Medicaid and welfare recipients, and quickly became one of the relatively few lawyers representing claimants for disability benefits under the new SSI program. He has lectured at various continuing legal education seminars, addressing issues in the fields of Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental needs trusts, guardianship, estate planning and disability benefits advocacy. Mr. Ryther is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section and Elder Law Section). His pro bono activities include assistance statewide to legal services advocates in disability benefits and Medicaid advocacy. Mr. Ryther earned his B.A. degree from Cornell University and his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University.December 14 - Buffalo
CHARLES W. BEINHAUER is a senior partner in the Buffalo law firm of Pfalzgraf Beinhauer & Menzies LLP. His practice focuses entirely in the fields of estates and trusts, estate administration, and elder law. Mr. Beinhauer is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Committee (former 8th District representative). He is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County Elder Law Committee (former chair), Surrogate Court Practice and Procedure Committee, Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee, and the Speakers Bureau. Mr. Beinhauer is a former member of the New York State Lawyers Assistance Trust (former vice-chair) and the New York State Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Committee (former chair). He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Columbus School of Law Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
DONNA J. HICHMAN is the principal of The Hichman Law Office, PLLC. Having previously practiced in a mid- to large-sized Rochester law firm, she established her own office in 2008. Ms. Hichman focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration and elder law. She advises clients on issues associated with estate taxes, estate planning, avoiding probate, Medicaid planning/protecting assets from possible nursing home costs, guardianships and other related topics. Ms. Hichman is licensed in both New York and Pennsylvania. She earned her J.D. degree at the Moritz College of Law (located at The Ohio State University) and earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Wittenberg University. Ms. Hichman is a current member of the Executive Council of the Trusts and Estates Section, Monroe County (NYS) Bar Association; and is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), New York Chapter; the New York State Bar Association; the Pennsylvania Bar Association; and the Monroe County Bar Association, New York. She is a frequent speaker in the community on legal topics related to her practice.
EDWARD C. ROBINSON is a partner with the law firm of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., in Buffalo, New York, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of wills, probate, estate administration and elder law. Mr. Robinson frequently lectures to various professionals on estate planning, probate and elder law issues. He is a member of the Erie County (Practice and Procedure in Surrogate's Court and chair of the Elder Law Committee) and New York State (Elder Law, Estates and Trusts sections) bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Hobart College and his J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.