Admissions to other courts: Western District of New York, 1980 Bankruptcy Ct., WDNY,... more
Admissions to other courts: Western District of New York, 1980 Bankruptcy Ct., WDNY, 1980 Northern District of New York, 1996 Bankruptcy Ct., NDNY, 1996 Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002. Community/charitable/pro bonoactivities: Volunteer Legal Services Project (attorneys in private practice who agree to take cases for income-eligible clients)- panel counsel t... view profile
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
Marcus W. Kroll is an associate in the firm and a member of the Family Wealth and... more
Marcus W. Kroll is an associate in the firm and a member of the Family Wealth and Estate Planning Department. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Estate and Trust Litigation, Long Term Care Planning, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, Guardianships, and Planning for unique family situations such as same-sex couples, LGBT clients... 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.