I represent and empower the vulnerable, underprivileged and others unjustly hurt,... more
I represent and empower the vulnerable, underprivileged and others unjustly hurt, misunderstood, ostracized, discriminated against and victimized, including but by no means limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer andintersex people, and people with AIDS, like me.
Ms. Hillman'spractice focuseson Trust and Estate litigation including accounting... more
Ms. Hillman'spractice focuseson Trust and Estate litigation including accounting discovery proceedings, probate contests, acounting proceedings and commercial litigation related to estates. Ms. Hillman practices in the Surrogate's courts as well as the trial and appellate courts throughout New York. Ms. Hillman is an active member of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Sectio... view profile
Some Thoughts on the Practice of Law On The Client-Attorney Partnership The dynamics... more
Some Thoughts on the Practice of Law On The Client-Attorney Partnership The dynamics of the practice of law are changing radically. The old model of providing legal services as a commodity, whereby the client is removed from the process, and sees only the end resultand the billis no longer viable. The client of today is much more sophisticated and demands participation in the process. My... view profile
We Offer The Lean Law Firm Alternative Our law firm, while traditional in service... more
We Offer The Lean Law Firm Alternative Our law firm, while traditional in service and style, cuts out excessive overhead that is usually associated with law firms by the smart use of technology and experience, thereby allowing us to offer the same service one expects from a law firm at lower costs to our clients. We provide the expertise and experience found at large firms, with the perso... view profile
Dennis C. Gaughan, Esq. is a native of Hamburg, NY, where he currently resides with... more
Dennis C. Gaughan, Esq. is a native of Hamburg, NY, where he currently resides with his wife, Mary Rose, and his three children, Charles, Dennis Jr., and Joseph. He attended St. Francis High School, Syracuse University, and New York Law School and is a veteran of the United States Army Reserve. He was admitted to 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
A written will lets you decide what happens to your money and property after you die, while a living will lets you decide whether or not you wish to be placed on a medical life support system if you become disabled or incapacitated. Wills attorneys and living wills attorneys know all of the language that must be included in your will documents so that things happen the way you want. Because it's impossible for anyone to explain a will after his or her death, it is very important that the will meets all legal requirements. A wills attorney will ensure it does.