I am a former Judge, former Assistant District Attorney, and "recovering" civil trial attorney turned Life, Business and Legacy Planner. I have dealt, and continue to deal, my opponents numerous defeats in the court room, however, my "everybody's got to win" philosophy has always clashed with the adversarial nature of litigation. Through my trial practice I have witnessed numerous business owners with whom I've had close relationship reach retirement age and be unable to extricate themselves from their companies because they didn't have workable exit strategies in place. In several of these cases their estate plan had become out-dated and no longer provided for their needs as well as it once had. These situations combined to create a unique chemistry within me that has fueled my passion to help my clients be certain that their lives, businesses and legacies are fully developed, that my firm's relationship with them is maintained in a manner that ensures that their plans remain fresh and valid throughout their lives, and that their plans are able to be executed by their loved ones with as little court, government and legal intervention as possible. A native of Olean, New York , I attended the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and went on to obtain my Juris Doctor from the Franklin Pierce Law Center (Now University of New Hampshire Law School in 2003. Since then, I have implemented a unique life, business and legacy planning process that enables my firm to deliver highly customized estate plans through the interactive involvement of my clients, their financial advisors, CPA's and insurance professionals in their plan design process. This process allows the client to choose exactly how their plan will function, who will be involved, and to what extent. Working in this manner allows me to deliver high value estate planning solutions to my clients, which they understand thoroughly , and which provide them the security and peace of mind that is so crucial to building a trusting and continual life long relationship, which serves as the foundation of my "everybody's got to win" philosophy. Through delivering high quality life, business and legacy plans to interesting and engaging clients with diverse and challenging situations within their lives, I maintain a continual level of excitement and passion for my practice, which is contagious among my team. This passion causes us to frequently communicate with our clients and develop deep and meaningful relationships with them and their families. I am admitted to practice in all courts of the States of New York and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Court of the Northern District of New York. Additionally, I am a member of the American Bar association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Most importantly, I am here to serve you, your family, and your business to give you the Peace of Mind you deserve.