Emilee practices in the Trusts and Estates area. She is a native of the Rocky Mountains, where she grew up in Evergreen, Colorado. Since settling in Syracuse, Emilee has developed a broad and sophisticated client base.
Emilee concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and estate and gift taxation. Offering the assurance of complete confidentiality and responsive service, Emilee can put a client’s mind to rest on all matters relating to trusts and estates law, as she helps them draft a comprehensive, strategic and highly-personalized plan that addresses their goals and wishes. Knowing that it is not always easy to come to an attorney’s office, Emilee is available for home, office, and hospital visits.
As a previous author of the Syracuse Law Review’s Trusts and Estates Survey of New York Law, Emilee stays on top of recent changes in the law that affect her clients, while maintaining a practical approach to addressing their legal issues.
Wills and Trusts
It is important to Emilee to consider each client’s values and background as she helps them decide which type of estate plan will best fit their needs. She can help you prepare documents that take into consideration:
Whether you have a large estate or relatively few assets, someone will have to address the distribution of those assets in the future. That process is never simple, but without proper planning—which includes taxes, family issues, beneficiary designations, and more—it can turn into a complicated web of problems for your heirs.
End-of-life Decision Making
Emilee assists her clients in navigating their end-of-life choices. When possible, many individuals want some sort of control over their final moments. Emilee can help ease your mind and simplify your options for you.
Probate and Estate Administration
Emilee will carefully guide you through the probate process, and can help you with gift and other tax returns, the transfers and funding of testamentary dispositions, and any probate litigation you might face. Emilee works with families on the following matters:
Probate and Trust Litigation
It is common for a probate or trust matter to become contested. This can lead to heightened emotions, and family discord.
When disputes arise, Emilee works with her clients on creative, technical, and practical solutions to resolve emotionally charged and complex legal and financial issues. These issues may include:
Concierge Legal Services
Clients frequently come to Emilee when they do not have family members or friends they can comfortably rely on to assist them. For those clients, additional legal assistance may be required.
In addition to drafting documents and providing estate and tax counsel, Emilee also offers more focused legal services and life management assistance. In certain circumstances, she acts as trustee and/or executor for her clients, as well as agent under a power of attorney or health care proxy.
For clients who want an assured level of privacy and organizational assistance, Emilee is often called on to manage a variety of matters, such as:
If you would like assistance with your personal affairs, please call Emilee directly at 315-701-6419.
Emilee is an advocate for lifelong learning. She believes in providing opportunities for all people to have access to education and legal services. Emilee demonstrates her commitment to our community through her work with the following organizations: