James J. LeBrou

New York Estate Planning Attorney

As a partner at Rowlands, LeBrou & Griesmer, PLLC, James LeBrou (“Jim”) uses his legal, financial counseling and teaching background to bring a unique perspective to his work in estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, real estate law and business law.

Jim believes in a personal approach to practicing law. He will take your needs, thoughts and concerns into consideration before recommending a course of action. He will also make sure that you fully understand the applicable legal issues and available options before you make decisions.

Jim has extensive experience working with individuals, families and business owners throughout the Capital Region, including Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties and beyond, to create long term solutions to their legal needs. Prior to co-founding Rowlands, LeBrou & Griesmer, PLLC with partner Richard Rowlands, Jim practiced law in other Albany area law firms, focusing on estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, real estate law and business law matters as well as civil litigation. In addition, Jim worked at The Ayco Company, L.P., a major financial counseling firm, for over 13 years where he was the Director of a financial counseling service for survivors and terminally ill individuals and then served as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer.

Jim received his J.D. from Albany Law School in 1991, where he served as Chairman of the Dominick L. Gabrielli Competition while on the Moot Court Board. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics, cum laude, from Union College in 1988.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates and Elder Law sections), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Albany County Bar Association, Schenectady County Bar Association and the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York.

Jim also volunteers his time to The Community Hospice Foundation, a local non-profit organization, where he is a member and Chairman of its Board of Trustees.

Jim lives in Niskayuna with his wife Kristin and their sons Ryan and Gavin.

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