You have worked hard all of your life to acquire your wealth and assets. You want to ensure that after you are gone, they go to the people or organizations of your choice. With good trust planning, you can protect your legacy and ensure your assets are bestowed according to your wishes.

Pierro, Connor & Strauss provides world-class estate and trust planning services. We are passionate about what we do and offer you the benefits of our in-depth knowledge of elder law and legal trusts, as well as our long experience in successfully navigating the difficult family situations that sometimes arise as a result of these matters.

Trusted Counsel for Estate Planning With Trusts

Estate planning goes beyond deciding who receives your assets after you die. It allows you to decide who makes the decisions should you become ill.

Estate planning and trusts can reduce your tax bill, assist family members with special needs, and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your financial affairs are in order.

The bottom line is that none of us knows the future. By putting an estate plan in place with the appropriate trusts, you can provide for your loved ones and avoid the mistakes that can happen without such a plan.

At Pierro, Connor & Strauss, we have the expertise necessary to create the right plan for your specific situation.

Albany Trusts Team

Louis W. Pierro
Aaron E Connor
Frank E. Hemming III
Kristen Peck on Blue Background - v2-01
Kristen A. Peck

Contact us today for a FREE consultation

Our Suite of Trust Services

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to trust services. Every client has their own concerns and priorities. The New York trust lawyers at Pierro, Connor & Strauss offer trust services to meet a range of needs:

  • Living trust – With a revocable living trust, the trust creator, or grantor, protects their privacy as it is not a public record. Such a trust avoids having their estate go through probate. During their lifetime, the grantor has complete control of the trust and can use the assets as they see fit. Should you become incapacitated, the party named as trustee or successor trustee manages the trust according to its terms.
  • Spendthrift trust – If you have an heir with money management or creditor issues, this trust allows the grantor to limit the beneficiary’s access to the funds left to them. A trustee oversees how and when the beneficiary receives assets. This type of trust offers some protection from creditors.
  • Supplemental needs trust – If you have a family member with a disability, this type of trust protects your loved one by ensuring they can still qualify for financial assistance.
  • Irrevocable life insurance trust – While you are alive, an irrevocable life insurance trust holds your life insurance policy. After your death, the policy’s proceeds go directly to your beneficiaries, tax-free. It is not considered part of your taxable estate.
  • Testamentary trust – This trust goes into effect upon the grantor’s death. Besides financial assets, It can hold real estate, art, antiques, and more.
  • Charitable trust – Receive tax benefits while donating to charities and nonprofit organizations.
What Our Albany Clients Are Saying

Frank Hemming was great to work with through out the whole process of creating our family trust. He is very professional and knowledgeable and a great asset to the firm. I would highly recommend Frank and Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC for all your Elder Law needs. Also thank you, Kathy, for your assistance. Thank you for everything!

– David & Dottie H.

We had an excellent experience with Pierro, Connor, and Strauss. We were looking for a law firm to help us prepare a will, and they advised us on everything we needed for not only that but also dealing with the disposition of remains and other aspects you may not necessarily know about or think about.

The entire process went smoothly; we were able to review every single document that had been prepared, ask questions, make corrections and alterations, and sign something that we knew would have us prepared for the worst. We will certainly reach out to them in the future for any of our legal needs.

– Luigi V.

I had a will which was ancient and life experiences over many years had basically made the document useless. I was an acquaintance of Aaron Conner from outside his profession as an attorney but knew that he and his firm could help me to update my will.

I contacted Aaron and supplied the information that he needed to bring my estate planning up to date. Aaron reviewed the material that I provided and suggested that it would be best to create a more comprehensive package of estate documents. With the help of Kristen Peck, another attorney at Pierro, Conner & Strauss, we established a complete set including a trust, will, health care proxy, and a power of attorney.

I was very happy with the entire process and appreciated the expertise and good nature of all the staff at Pierro, Connor & Strauss who were involved in helping me establish a thorough estate plan. I would recommend them to anyone looking to do the same.

– Gary D.

My first experience with Pierro, Connor & Strauss was when my parents needed to set up a trust and I was part of that process. Aaron Connor was the attorney who headed up that service and did such an excellent job that I came back several years later when my wife and I were ready to set up our Trust.

Fast forward to earlier this year, Frank Hemming was the attorney who handled our Trust, Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Proxies, and other related documents. Frank did an outstanding and professional job of walking us through the process, explaining the legalese in everyday terms and shared some personal experiences and examples that you could easily relate to and understand.

I was also impressed with the thoroughness and organization of the legal documents deliverable, as well as their fair and reasonable rates. I highly recommend Pierro, Connor & Strauss to anyone looking for an attorney who specializes in Trusts and Estate Planning!

– Richard L.

The entire process with this group was seamless. Every detail was spelled out, every wish of ours was taken into account. I felt we had a strong advocate in our corner to protect our wealth and provide for our future family. If you want a law firm that works for you, this is it.

– Erik S.

I had the pleasure of working with Lou Pierro and Frank Hemming regarding Long Term Care Planning. They are very knowledgeable and made wonderful suggestions that I would never have thought of doing. They did the whole package of an Irrevocable Trust, Will, Health Directive, and Power of Attorney. Their fee is reasonable for the amount and quality of the work performed. I felt very comfortable with their abilities and helpfulness.

– Carolyn F.

Contact Our Albany Trust Attorneys

The time to plan is now. If you would like more information about trust and estate planning, schedule a confidential consultation today with our attorneys at Pierro, Connor & Strauss. We will review your estate planning goals and options and determine the best types of trusts for your particular needs.

Life Happens…..Are You Prepared?

Contact us today for a FREE consultation and we’ll be happy to help take the worry out of tomorrow so you can live today.

Call Us