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EDWARD V. WILCENSKI, Esq., is a co-owner and co-manager of the law firm of Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC in Clifton Park, New York, midway between Albany and Saratoga Springs. He practices in the areas of Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, and Trust and Estate Administration. He is a graduate of Albany Law School, and received his Bachelor of Science in economics, magna cum laude, from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He is rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for expertise and ethics given by the independent rating service of the legal profession.
Mr. Wilcenski is past Vice Chair of the Medicaid Committee of the New York State Bar Associations Elder Law Section. He is a Trustee of the NYSARC (formerly the New York State Association for Retarded Children) Pooled Trust, serves as a Trustee of the Wildwood Pooled Trust, which serves individuals with learning and developmental disabilities throughout the Capital Region. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Living Resources Home Health Agency, an organization which provides home care services for the elderly and disabled. His professional affiliations include membership in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Sections, and its Committee on Issues Affecting Persons Under a Disability. He is a former President of the Special Needs Alliance, www.specialneedsalliance.com, a invitation only, not for profit organization of leading disability attorneys who practice in the areas of Special Needs Trusts and public benefits.
He is a contributing author to various publications of the New York State Bar Association, including Representing People with Disabilities,and Planning for Incapacity,and Guardianship Practice in New York State, and has co-authored a quarterly article entitled Regulation News for the NYS Bar Association Elder Law Section Newsletter. He lectures frequently to attorneys, agency staff and families on elder law, special needs trusts and other legal issues.
Law partners Edward V. Wilcenski and Tara Anne Pleat practice in the areas of special needs estate planning and trust and estate administration, traditional estate planning and trust and estate administration, and elder law. Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC has two offices located near the scenic Adirondack Mountains. The main office is located in southern Saratoga County, just north of Albany. The second office is located in the City of Glens Falls in southern Warren County, just south of Lake George.
Ed and Tara both have family members with disabilities and they designed Wilcenski & Pleat around three core concepts: competence in their chosen areas of practice; credibility among their peers and within the communities they serve; and continuity-clients rest assured that attorneys and staff will be here to provide expertise and service throughout the years ahead.