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Louis W. Pierro is the founder and principal of Pierro, Connor & Associates, LLC, and concentrates his law practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Business Succession Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning. Mr. Pierro has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in New York, Super Lawyers of the Hudson Valley, Top 25 Lawyers in Upstate New York, NY Times Top Attorneys in NY, and he has maintained an AV preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell since 2001. In addition, Mr. Pierro is Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law for the Capital Region. He served as an adjunct professor at Siena College, where he lectured on Estate Planning from 1987-1995, and has lectured extensively on Estate Planning and Elder Law to professional groups across the country. 


 


Mr. Pierro has served as Chair of the Estate Planning Committee, and Committee on Taxation of the Trusts & Estates Section, and the Elder Law Section, of the NYS Bar Association, and he is currently a member of the Elder Law Section Executive Committee. He is founder and Director of Elder Counsel, a national organization of Elder Law and Special Needs law firms, which provides proprietary document drafting software and education to over 800 member firms in all 50 states. He is also President & CEO of Advocates Planning Group LLC, an attorney membership organization dedicated to providing a range of support services to attorneys who prepare and maintain sophisticated trust plans for clients, with a focus on Delaware law. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; the American Bar Association, Probate and Trust Section; the NYS Bar Association Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections; and the Albany County Bar Association (Chair, Elder Law Committee 1993-1998). He has served as a Director of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc.; Senior Services of Albany, Inc.; Alzheimer's Association of Northeast New York, Colonie Youth Center and McAuley Residence. 


 


A graduate of Lehigh University and Albany Law School, Mr. Pierro was admitted to the New York State Bar in January of 1984, and is licensed to practice in all New York State Courts, the US Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. 


 


Specialties: Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Wealth Planning & Preservation, Asset Protection, Charitable Planning, Business planning, Elder Law and Special Needs planning.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Elder Law: 35%
    3 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    3 years
  3. Trusts: 15%
    3 years
  4. Wills: 10%
    3 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Contact info

Pierro, Connor & Associates, LLC

43 British American Blvd.
Latham, NY, 12110

Pierro, Connor & Associates, LLC

100 Park Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY, 10017

Office +691 7526

Pierro, DiGiorgio, LLC

258 Genesee Street
Utica, NY, 13502

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2013
Best Law Firms in AmericaUS News & World Report2013
New York Super Lawyers - Top 25SuperLawyers2013
Best Lawyers in New YorkBest Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSiena College1987 - 1995
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Albany County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionChairN/A
New York State Bar Association, Estate Planning CommitteeChairN/A
New York State Bar Association, Tax Section, Estates and Trusts CommitteeChairN/A
ElderCounselFounding MemberN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Lehigh UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980