The client should be the center and focus of any legal representation. I strive to... more
The client should be the center and focus of any legal representation. I strive to listen carefully to my clients, identify with them their problems, and find the best solution available. Each client brings a unique set of issues and concerns, and customizing and successfully implementing a solution is what constitutes a successful legal representation. Within ethical restraints, what is bes... view profile
John has practiced law in Rochester for over 15 years and is admitted to practice in... more
John has practiced law in Rochester for over 15 years and is admitted to practice in the following courts: New York State Court, U.S District Court for the Western District of New York, and United States Bankruptcy Court. He also currently serves as a justice for the Town of Pittsford, where he presides over civil matters including contract, real property, and municipal law, small claims, and ... view profile
When legal counsel is needed, the individuals involved are oftentimes facing issues... more
When legal counsel is needed, the individuals involved are oftentimes facing issues that may be stressful, confusing or overwhelming. I strive to guide my clients through the process with empathy and compassion, while zealously advocating on their behalf.
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.