Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
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The estate planning process is often charged with emotion and filled with legal confusion for clients. Attorneys not only need in-depth familiarity with the top estate planning tools, but also need to know how to strategically use them to their best effect if they want to build their reputations as go-to practitioners. This comprehensive overview of top estate planning tools will go over how to strategically use wills, trusts, advanced directives and more. No matter if you are new to the estate planning arena or are an experienced practitioner in need of a refresher, you are sure to take away valuable techniques you can use to provide maximum benefit to your clients - order today!
including - Ethics: 1.00 Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
This nontraditional format course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 8.0 credit hours. 7.0 hours can be applied to the areas of professional practice requirement and is approved for newly admitted and experienced attorneys. 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement and is approved for experienced attorneys.
BRIAN W. DOWNEY is founding owner of The Downey Law Firm in West Seneca, where he practices in the areas of estate planning, trusts, elder law, probate, and administration of trusts and estates. He also has extensive experience in real estate, landlord tenant matters, contracts, business law and entity formation, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Mr. Downey is the former town attorney for the town of Boston, New York. He is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County and the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Downey earned his B.A. degree from Oral Roberts University and his J.D. degree from the O.W. Coburn School of Law.
DENIS A. KITCHEN is a sole practitioner in Williamsville, New York, where his main areas of practice are estate planning, personal injury, bankruptcy, family law, and real estate. He is admitted to practice before all courts of the state of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, and the Second and Third U.S. Circuit courts of Appeals. Mr. Kitchen is a member of the New York State and Erie County bar associations, the Christian Legal Society, and the National Lawyers Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, his M.S.Ed. degree from Indiana University, and his J.D. degree from State University of New York at Buffalo.
JOHN F. LEONE is an attorney with Gross Shuman P.C., where he focuses his practice in the areas of pensions, qualified retirement plans, wills, estate planning, estate and trust administration, and residential and commercial real estate and tax. In connection with his wills and estates practice, he has successfully defended proponents of wills subject to will contests, contested wills on behalf of beneficiaries, and has filed claims relating to breaches of fiduciary duty by individuals using a power of attorney for their own benefit. Mr. Leone is a frequent author of articles pertaining to estate planning and administration. He is a member of the Estate Analysts of Western New York, as well as the Surrogate's Court Practice and Procedure, and Elder Law Practice and Procedure committees of the Bar Association of Erie County. Mr. Leone earned both his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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 will 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.
AMANDA J. SCOTT is an attorney with Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies LLP, where she focuses on estates, guardianships and trusts. She earned her J.D. degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law and her B.S. degree from Niagara University.
STEPHEN R. SILVERSTEIN is an attorney with the law firm of Hogan Willig. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of estates and elder law for more than 20 years. Mr. Silverstein is a former bank trust officer, where he handled administration of estates, trusts, and employee benefit plans. He is a member of the New York State and Niagara County bar associations, and currently serves as the recording secretary of the Bar Association of Erie County Elder Law Committee. Mr. Silverstein earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.