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Jay William Frantz

Estate planning Attorney at Little Valley, NY

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Jay

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Concentrating in planning for asset protection and preservation, minimization of taxation, and reduction in probate and administration expenses. Plans frequently include revocable and irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney with expanded powers and tied closely with Statutory Riders with expanded powers, Healthcare Proxies that travel with you, and Living Will declarations.

  2. Trusts
    A distinct planning tool with tremendous flexibility. When drafted properly, a trust can replace a Last Will and Testament, eliminating the need for costly probate, as well as providing asset protection that a Will never can!

  3. Elder law
    Medicaid planning, emergency Medicaid planning, and planning associated with assisted living, long-term care, and skilled nursing care when loved ones enter nursing homes. Planning to help maximize Medicare benefits as they interact with Medicaid.

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    Advance and emergency Medicaid Planning for access to nursing home Medicaid or home care Medicaid programs such as CDPAP, NHTD, MLTC, and PACE to help clients get home help aides for cooking, cleaning, and help with other activities of daily living.

  5. Business
    Assisting clients with formation, ongoing growth, and succession planning for businesses of all sizes. Providing analysis of which business forms best suit clients needs and are most tax efficient. Structuring assets to limit liabilities to the greatest extent possible.

  6. Contracts and agreements

  7. Limited liability company (LLC)

  8. Partnership

  9. Power of attorney
    Advanced directive planning to ensure your most trusted advisors and loved ones can assist you with your financial affairs when you are the most vulnerable.

  10. Probate
    Handling all affairs of the deceased, and providing both advice and genuine assistance to families and loved ones in times of great need.

  11. Tax
    Advanced planning to reduce future income and property taxes for creators and beneficiaries of trusts and estates. For high net worth clients, I create and implement plans to reduce Estate and Generation Skipping Transfer taxes (death taxes).

  12. Wills and living wills
    Will: an archaic legal document largely replaced by Trusts in good planning. Wills transfer property titled in a single person's name when that person dies. They must be formally admitted to court and administered through a process called probate.

I have advised families and businesses in a variety of geographic and economic positions, including startup ventures and business ownership transitioning to fourth and fifth generations of the same family.

Previously, I served artists at the Community Law and Business Clinic in Winston-Salem, NC, and to independent inventors while working at the Independent Inventor Outreach program at the Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC.

Adjunct Professor of Statistics – SUNY @ Fredonia, New York, 2010-2015


Brooks & Brooks, LLP
207 Court St
Little Valley, NY, 14755-1087


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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)


  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Clarkson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007


  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cattaraugus County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Commendable Leadership Award
  • Phalanx
  • N/A


  • New York State Bar Association Elder Law Journal
  • Medicaid Income Planning - Another Arrow in the Quiver
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Module
  • Business Formation, Intellectual Property, Business Interaction with Courts
  • 2017

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