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Kenneth Roland Kraus

Estate planning Attorney at Rochester, NY

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also known as Ken Kraus


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Kenneth Kraus helps individuals and families prepare their estate plan, including Wills, asset protection Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNTs), Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies. He also assists with the probate process including the preparation of income, fiduciary, gift and estate tax returns and the sale of real estate. In addition, Ken works with families to help them understand the complexities of long-term care financing, including Medicare, Medicaid, home care and nursing home planning. Given the ever-changing estate and income tax laws and the increasing concern of special needs and long-term care planning, Ken’s depth and breadth of experience helps the firm’s clients understand the scope of these different risks to their estate plans and financial independence.

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Licensed for 16 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/17/2022

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Evans Fox LLP
100 Meridian Centre Blvd.
Suite 300
Rochester, NY, 14618

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Posted by Jane | September 11, 2022
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Very satisfied customer
My husband and I needed an estate plan. We met with Ken for two sessions, the first was an introduction session for one hour. Ken took it from there, after about three to four weeks we received a complete package by mail to review. The second session we reviewed the package and signed the documents. Ken and the office team were very professional and friendly. We are very satisfied with the service provided by this office.
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Posted by Donald | September 10, 2022
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Estate Planning
We met with Mr. Kraus on two occasions to review the parameters of elder law and estate planning. His presentations to us were very comprehensive and informative. We subsequently contracted with him to prepair and present us with an Estate plan which we signed and had notorized.
Posted by Marty | September 10, 2022
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Outstand service and knowledge in his field.
Over the last few years, Ken has assisted with the settlement of multiple estates and family matters and has always provided nothing but professionalism and a depth of knowledge that has left of with a sense of comfort and satisfaction.
Posted by Tracy | September 8, 2022
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Business Owner
Kenneth is knowledgeable and helpful but he allows you to decide what is best for your family. He is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Cat | April 25, 2022
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Easy to talk to.
He handled our estate planning with clear understandable language. He is easy to talk to and gives me confidence in his efficacy as a lawyer.
Posted by Brian | April 25, 2022
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Very Satisfied!
Ken was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We will use him again for any estate planning needs.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2022
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lawyer
Ken is pleasant and personable and helped us with our wills. He explained all aspects of what we were signing so we understood everything in timely fashion.
Posted by Scott | April 20, 2022
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Estate Planning
Ken was highly recommended by another attorney who didn't practice the area of law I was in need of. It was a perfect match for my needs. He is friendly, professional and courteous. He is able to convey clearly all the information needed to estate plan without overwhelming you with the legal jargon but not so simplistic that you are confident you comprehend the applicable language of the law. I came away with a reliable finished product for my needs. It was unrushed and all the necessary bases were covered before we finalized the paperwork and completed the process.
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Posted by Roger | March 25, 2022
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Elder Care Estate Planning
Ken and his team did an excellent job in guiding us through the Medicaid process and with helping us compile and submit all documentation required for Medicaid approval in very timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
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Ken
Excellent attorney very knowledgeable. Handled a very difficult situation with a property that I inherited.
Posted by Judith Cumming | February 15, 2022
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Recommendation
Ken is great to work with. My husband and I didn't feel rushed. Ken was able to answer all the questions we had and also gave us additional information to think about. Highly recommended.
Posted by Kai | September 27, 2021
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Knowledgeable and Engaging
Ken made our estate planning sessions an enjoyable process. He was knowledgeable and patient, answering all of our questions throughout the process. He kept the sessions moving, yet gathered all of the information needed to help us with a will and trusts that are unique to our family.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Kraus is highly knowledgeable. He gives his opinion but let’s you make decisions. Hard to believe but making our Will was a pleasant experience!
Posted by Gary | September 24, 2021
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Living trust
Ken explained all the ins and outs of the process He was very thorough and explained it in simple terms and also brought to our attention many things we did not consider. We are very happy with the finished product and would not hesitate to recommend him to our family and friends.
Posted by Lynn | September 24, 2021
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Estate planning and elder law
I hired Kenneth Kraus to assist me in my estate planning and elder law. He was very professional and took his time in answering any questions I had. I highly recommend him with complete confidence.
Posted by Patrick | September 16, 2021
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Recommended
I have nothing but good things to say about Evans Fox overall and about Ken Kraus and Joanne Wheatley in particular. They helped me through the very difficult and trying process of managing my mother's estate. They were professional, responsive, communicative, thorough, and – most importantly – unfailingly kind. I have already recommended them to other friends and will gladly do so again.
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Posted by Peter & Roberta | September 14, 2021
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Highly recommended
We had not updated our wills for decades. Ken Kraus came highly recommended. He is intelligent, energetic, personable, professional, and explains the whole process in a manner that is easy to understand. We have recommended him to relatives and friends alike. If you need to get your affairs in order, Mr. Kraus is the man to see!
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Evans Fox LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Judge
  • Town of Chili
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Deputy Town Supervisor
  • Town of Chili
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • PB Elder Law
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Canisius College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
  • University of Antwerp Faculty of Law
  • 2001

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Epilepsy Pralid Inc.
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Al Sigl Foundation
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • JustCause
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Champion - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Client Champion - Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021

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Rochester Estate planning Lawyer Kenneth Roland Kraus
Kenneth Roland Kraus
Estate planning Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 16 years