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My approach has always been to treat each client as if he or she were my only client. For more than 30 years I have always tried to provide prompt, customized legal services of the highest quality in the fields of estate planning and administration, tax, corporations, limited liability companies, contracts  and general business.



Military Service: Served to Lieutenant, United States Navy. 1968-1971)


 


Community acftivities:  Trustee and Secretary of the Ontario County Historical Society,  Director and member of the Feadon Or pipe band, member of the New York Forest Owners' Association. former member of the Planning Board in my town and various other boards of community organizations.


 


Admissions (other than States of New York and Florida): U.S. District Court, Western District of New York (1975), U.S. Tx Court (1980), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1984)


 


Professional Affiliations:  Monroe County Bar Association (Trust and Estates, Tax and Business Law Sections); New York State Bar Association, Florida Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section).


 


 


 


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Probate: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Tax: 15%
  4. Business: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

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Contact info

300 Linden Oaks Ste 100
Rochester, NY, 14625-2805

300 Linden Oaks Ste 100
Rochester, NY, 146252805

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198206/19/2016
NYCurrently registered 197503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHarris, Chesworth, O'Brien, Johnstone, Welch & Leone, LLP1994 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionN/A2000 - Present
Monroe County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionN/A1990 - Present
Florida BarN/A1982 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Business Law SectionN/A1980 - Present
Monroe County Bar Association, Tax SectionN/A1980 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationN/A1974 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Overbaugh v. Household Bank, N.A. and Celli, Chapter 13 TrusteeSucessfully defended appeal
In Re Overbaugh v. Household Bank, N.A. and Celli, Chapter 13 TrusteeSucessfully defended appeal
In Re Overbaugh v. Household Bank, N.A. and Celli, Chapter 13 TrusteeSuccessfully defended appeal
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1974
Georgetown UniversityN/AMA1969
Colgate UniversityN/AA.B.1967