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Amy S. O'Connor

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Phone: (518) 447-3335
Fax: (518) 867-4735

677 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207

Amy O’Connor joined the firm in 2003. With a concentration in elder law, estate planning, and trust and estate administration, her practice encompasses all aspects of trusts and estates law and elder law, including probate and administration of estates and trusts, establishment of revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, health care proxies, living wills, and powers of attorney.  A major part of Ms. O'Connor's practice involves assisting elderly clients and their families with legal and tax issues including estate tax planning, preservation of assets, long-term care planning, eligibility for governmental benefits including Medicaid, disability planning, supplemental needs trusts and guardianship proceedings.

Ms. O'Connor is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a Super Lawyer in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 Upstate New York Edition of Super Lawyers magazine. She was also recognized as one of the top 25 women upstate New York lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine. Since 2013, Ms. O’Connor has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice of Elder Law and was named the 2014-15 Elder Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Albany, New York. In 2014, she was also selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers® in the area of Trusts and Estates.

Education

J.D, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1984

B.A., Duke University, 1980
cum laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

State of New York, 1985
United States District Court, Northern District of New York, 1985

Professional Associations and Community Involvement

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Board Member, Chair of Professional Advisor Steering Committee
  • Center for Disability Services, Investment Advisory Committee
  • The Community Hospice Foundation, Board member
  • Council on Women's Studies at Duke University, past member
  • Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Elder Law Section, Executive Committee, Past Chair of its Legislation Committee, past Third District Representative
    • Trusts and Estates Section

Lecturer/Panelist

  • Frequent lecturer on numerous elder law and estate planning topics for professional and civic groups including programs sponsored by the New York State Bar Association.

Awards

  • Named a Super Lawyer in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 upstate New York Editions of Super Lawyers magazine for Elder Law
  • She was also recognized as one of the top 25 women upstate New York lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine in 2009
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Preeminent Rated
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2013 and 2014 in the areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates
  • Named 2014-2015 Elder Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Albany, New York by The Best Lawyers in America©
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Legislation Committee, 2012 Recognition
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Power of Attorney Task Force, 2010 Recognition