Graduate of the College of Saint Rose, BS in Business Administration1991 Western New... more
Graduate of the College of Saint Rose, BS in Business Administration1991 Western New England College School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1996 Admitted to the Barsof New York State and Massachusetts in 1997 I am proud to Chair the Taste of the Capital Region to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady County, a wonderful food festival that features both professional and amateur chefs.
Mr. Tapia received his J.D. degree from the Syracuse University College of Law where... more
Mr. Tapia received his J.D. degree from the Syracuse University College of Law where he served as an Executive Editor on the Syracuse Law Review. Mr. Tapia received his M.A. from State University of New York, University Center at Binghamton, and his B.A. from Nazareth College of Rochester, where he completed his sophomore year of study at the University of Brittany in Rennes, France. Mr... view profile
I use my legal, financial counseling and teaching background to bring a unique... more
I use my legal, financial counseling and teaching background to bring a unique perspective to my work in estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, real estate law and business law. I believes in a personal approach to practicing law and will take your needs, thoughts and concerns into consideration before recommending a course of action. I will also make sure that you ful... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.