Practice Areas

Serving Clients in the New York Capital District, Albany County and the Surrounding Area

Comprehensive estate planning covers nearly every aspect of life. It begins with protecting yourself and your personal dignity, and extends to protecting your loved ones and your hard-earned assets.

Follow the links below to learn more about our estate planning services provided at Rowlands, LeBrou & Griesmer, PLLC:

New York Elder Law

Elder law is another aspect of estate planning, focusing primarily on the needs of families and individuals as they age. Issues of aging include senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, guardianships and health care documents, Medicare and Medicaid.
Learn more about planning for Long-Term Care.

Fundamental Estate Planning in New York

There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care documents.
Learn more about the Estate Planning process.

New York Probate, Estate and Trust Administration

Probate and estate administration are the processes through which estate assets are transferred after death. Assets to be transferred under terms of a will go through probate. Assets transferred outside of a will, such as by operation of law, or those planned for in a trust are handled through an Administration process. Administration also refers to the process whereby assets are transferred by rules of the state when there is no will. We can help make the process easier, more efficient, and provide peace of mind during a difficult time.
Learn more about Probate and Estate & Trust Administration.

Estate Litigation

Estate and trust administration doesn’t always go smoothly. Unfortunately, disagreements between people interested in the estate or trust can, and do, arise.
Learn more about Estate Litigation.

Trust Administration in New York

Trust administration occurs in many different situations, including during the life of the grantor of the trust (person who creates the trust) as well as at the death of the grantor.
Learn more about Trust Administration.

Medicaid Crisis Planning in New York

Finding and affording quality care on short notice can be stressful and draining. We can help you determine the best options for care and how to qualify for Medicaid to help finance them.
Learn more about Medicaid Crisis Planning.

Guardianship in New York

When an person becomes incapacitated due to an accident, illness or old age, they will need someone to manage their affairs for them. The same is true when a person has mental retardation or a developmental disability.
Learn more about Guardianship.

Special Needs Estate Planning in New York

Special Needs Estate Planning focuses on providing for the special needs of our loved ones with disabilities when we are no longer there to organize and advocate on their behalf. Parents of children with special needs must make careful estate planning choices to coordinate all of the legal, financial, and special care needs of their children – both now and in the future.
Learn more about New York Special Needs.

Charitable Planning in New York

We encourage and assist the tradition of giving to charitable causes, including the employment of tax-advantaged strategies that maximize the value of your gift. We help clients make charitable gifts and practice good stewardship in the most tax-efficient manner.

Learn more about Charitable Giving Strategies.

Business and Corporate Planning

Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy. From agriculture to services, technology and manufacturing, family businesses generate an estimated one-half of the U.S. Gross National Product and pay half of all wages earned in this country.
Find out how we can help you preserve your family business.

Business Succession Planning for Small Business Owners in New York

Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy. From agriculture to services, technology and manufacturing, family businesses generate an estimated one-half of the U.S. Gross National Product and pay half of all wages earned in this country.
Learn more about Succession Planning.

New York Not-for-Profit, Religious Corporations Law and Charitable Trusts

We can assist in all aspects of corporate formation of not-for-profit or religious corporations, including drafting of your Certificate of Incorporation and By-laws, gaining approval of your tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service; and initial filings with the Department of State and Attorney General’s Office (for not-for-profits).
Learn more about Not-For-Profit Corporations.

New York Real Estate Law

Whether you are a buyer, seller or lender, we can handle any aspect of your residential or commercial real estate transaction including lease agreements and contract negotiation, preparation and review. From your first home to expanding your business with an additional location, we are available to see your deal through from start to finish. Learn more about Real Estate Law.

Real Estate

Real Property Finance and Litigation

Business Litigation

Family Law

Municipal Law