I provide common sense easy to appreciate practical answers for issue resolution to expedite and protect your interest in an estate proceeding. I purposely limit my practice to trust and estate law and assist many attorneys to better represent their clients by answering procedural and substantive questions regarding complicated estate related issues with simple and straightforward solutions.
I have reviewed more than 500,000 estate pleadings, 100,000 Wills, and have 10 years of daily probate courtroom service that developed my detailed knowledge of case law and applicable EPTL and SCPA statutes to allow me to become a trusted adviser.
I represent clients regardless of their ability to pay as an alternative to self representation for individuals who cannot afford to retain counsel based my years of public service in the court system where I helped immediate family members of the deceased on a daily basis.
I presently have or have had estates in more than 20 counties throughout the State of New York.
And, I listen to what is important to you and explain things in a easy to understand manner.
It would be a pleasure to speak or meet with you in a casual yet professional office setting with a relaxed atmosphere to provide you with peace of mind.
And ... there is no charge for the initial phone or office consultation. Call today!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor - Probate||Avvo||2015|
|Client's Choice - Probate||Avvo||2015|
|Top Attorney - Probate||Avvo||2015|
|Who's Who in Law (Trusts & Estates)||Buffalo Business First||2011|
|Who's Who in Law (Trusts & Estates)||Buffalo Business First||2009|
|Who's Who in Law (Trusts & Estates)||Buffalo Business First||2008|
|Managing Partner & Attorney||Fiorella & Schwind, LLP||2007 - Present|
|Deputy Chief Clerk||Erie County Surrogate's Court||1998 - 2007|
|Confidential Law Clerk||Erie County Surrogate's Court||1996 - 1998|
|Attorney||Fiorella & Associates||1994 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Erie County||Member||1994 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Continuing Legal Education Speaker||N/A|
|Fiorella & Schwind, LLP Website||Frequently Asked Questions||2015|
|State University of New York at Buffalo||Juris Doctor||1992|
|Canisius College||Bachelor of Science||1988|
|NYSBA Continuing Legal Education||Accounting and Settlement of Estate||2012|
|New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament||Mock Trial Court Judge||2011|
|NYSBA Continuing Legal Education||Contested Accounting Proceedings||2009|
|New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament||Mock Trial Court Judge||2009|
|New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament||Mock Trial Court Judge||2008|
|Estate of Dominic Swaldi v. Robert Swaldi||Favorable decision for estate reclaiming assets.|
|Estate of Fred Searles||Case of first impression which clarified standing under applicable statutes.|
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Wed Oct 23 2019
Posted by Giuseppe Pandolfo
Mon Oct 21 2019
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