Virginia A. Hoveman

Of Counsel
Direct Dial: 315.701.6302
Mobile Phone: 315.506.5985
Direct Fax: 315.423.2887

Virginia A. Hoveman

Virginia A. Hoveman

Of Counsel
Direct Dial: 315.701.6302
Mobile Phone: 315.506.5985
Direct Fax: 315.423.2887
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Virginia A. Hoveman
“It’s always about the client.”

Trust and experience are the hallmarks of a successful attorney/client relationship. These qualities are among the primary reasons individuals, families and other entities turn to Virginia Hoveman for advice and legal counsel. In addition to being a fierce advocate for their rights and interests, she is an attorney with whom they can make a personal connection, feel comfortable sharing their problems, and trust that her years of experience will bring a successful resolution. Whether business or personal, Virginia’s clients are assured that she will offer an honest assessment of their best course of action.

For those trying to navigate the myriad issues surrounding estate and trust planning and administration, including how to deal with taxes, take care of elderly relatives or those with special needs (she frequently makes presentations to agencies serving people with disabilities), wealth preservation, inheritance, or trusts, Virginia focuses on several areas to help clients navigate this complex area—from planning to administration—so they can be assured that their assets, and the people they care for, will be protected.

Trust and Estate Planning and Administration

If you have an estate of any size, and you haven’t created a legal document to protect your assets and direct where they will go after you die, you probably have a lot of questions on how to proceed. Who will get your money, or your business? Who will take care of your children? Will the tax burden be overwhelming for your beneficiaries? Do you have someone in mind to take care of your affairs? Who will advise them? What about nursing home costs and Medicaid? What if disagreements arise among your beneficiaries?

You may have executed documents with another professional and are now confused as to “how they work” or if they work.

These are urgent questions with often-complex answers. Your first step is to consult an estate planning professional like Virginia Hoveman.

An experienced attorney who specializes in estate planning, estate and trust administration and elder law, as well as the author of An Executor’s Guide to Estate Administration, Virginia will guide you through this complicated process and put your mind at ease. And whether you need a Medicaid asset protection trust or simply insurance, you can rely on Virginia to give you honest, straightforward answers that are in your best interests.

She will help you with:

• planning your estate and executing on that plan
• Medicaid and special needs planning
• beneficiary and fiduciary disputes
• guardianships
• estate tax return preparation and audits
• business succession planning
• special needs trust and disability planning
• estate litigation
• estate administration
• trust administration

Should the need arise, Virginia will also represent you in matters of estate and trust litigation.

Intellectual Property Law

Whether you’re a business that needs to establish a trademark for your unique name or service, or an individual looking for copyright protection, Virginia Hoveman has the experience to help you achieve your goals.

In the age of the internet, you might be confused or frustrated with the difficulty of protecting your intellectual assets over such a wide landscape. Virginia has worked with many companies and marketers to protect their interests, and will help to maintain the integrity and legal standing of your ideas and graphics, assisting you with:

• registering for a trademark, from application to completion
• selecting a trademark that will hold up and serve your long-term interests
• negotiating and drafting contracts relating to intellectual property licensing
• auditing and valuing your portfolio

She’s ready to take you through the process and ensure that your intellectual property is afforded the protection it deserves.

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  • Presented with the Ellen Fairchild Award for outstanding work for Planned Parenthood – Rochester/Syracuse Region (2010)
  • “25 Women in Leadership,” Syracuse, 2004 recipient
  • “MVP Women in Business,” 2005 recipient
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association
  • NYS Bar Association, Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, and Intellectual Property sections
  • Served on Board of Managers, Green & Seifter Attorneys PLLC (now Bousquet Holstein PLLC)
  • Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY, Capital Campaign Core Committee
  • Hiscock Legal Aid Society, Chair, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Greater Syracuse, member and 1993 Graduate
  • Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse Region Inc., Board Member and Former Board Chair; 2014-2016 Capital Campaign, Cabinet Member
  • Friends of the Central Library, Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Housing and Finance Clinic, Adjunct Professor teaching Not for Profit Corporate and Tax Law
  • Estate Planning Council of Central New York
  • Society of Financial Services Professionals, Past Board Member


  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1979
  • B.A., Wells College, 1974


  • New York

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