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Louis W. Pierro

Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC

Louis W. Pierro

Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC

Louis W. Pierro

Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC

Louis W. Pierro is the founder and principal of Pierro, Connor & Associates, LLC, and concentrates his law practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Business Succession Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning.  Mr. Pierro has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in New York, Super Lawyers of the Hudson Valley, Top 25 Lawyers in Upstate New York, NY Times Top Attorneys in NY, and he has maintained an AV preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell since 2001. In addition, Mr. Pierro is Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law for the Capital Region.  He served as an adjunct professor at Siena College, where he lectured on Estate Planning from 1987-1995, and has lectured extensively on Estate Planning and Elder Law to professional groups across the country. 

Mr. Pierro has served as Chair of the Estate Planning Committee, and Committee on Taxation of the Trusts & Estates Section, and the Elder Law Section, of the NYS Bar Association, and he is currently a member of the Elder Law Section Executive Committee.  He is founder and Director of Elder Counsel, a national organization of Elder Law and Special Needs law firms, which provides proprietary document drafting software and education to over 950 member firms in all 50 states.  He is also President & CEO of Advocates Planning Group LLC, an attorney membership organization dedicated to providing a range of support services to attorneys who prepare and maintain sophisticated trust plans for clients, with a focus on Delaware law.  He is currently a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; the American Bar Association, Probate and Trust Section; the NYS Bar Association Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections; and the Albany County Bar Association (Chair, Elder Law Committee 1993-1998). He has served as a Director of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc.; Senior Services of Albany, Inc.; Alzheimer’s Association of Northeast New York, Colonie Youth Center and McAuley Residence.  

A graduate of Lehigh University and Albany Law School, Mr. Pierro was admitted to the New York State Bar in January of 1984, and is licensed to practice in all New York State Courts, the US Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. 


Specialties: Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Wealth Planning & Preservation, Asset Protection, Charitable Planning, Business planning, Elder Law and Special Needs planning.

Mr. Pierro is available for speaking engagements for client seminars, community groups and professional organizations. Use the "Contact Us" form or call 518-459-2100 for scheduling. 

Firm Description

Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC offers individualized Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Guardianship, Elder Law, and Special Needs Planning services to private clients, their families and family owned businesses.  The mission of Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC is to empower our clients to achieve their goals, protect their families and navigate through the complex problems encountered by each generation.

Our attorneys have gained recognition as thought leaders in the areas of estate planning, long-term care, special needs, business succession and tax planning. Each member of our firm provides compassionate, comprehensive legal service, and through rigorous education, research and experience they combine the expertise necessary to design innovative plans and solutions, and the attentiveness to be timely and responsive to the needs each client.

Our entire staff is dedicated to providing ongoing service of the highest quality, constructing life strategies that meet the unique goals and needs of our clients, and continuing to provide counsel to the individuals and families that we represent as their plans move forward.

The experience our firm possesses in planning for individual clients, their families and family owned businesses can be traced to the individual practice of founding partner Louis W. Pierro. In February 1999, Mr. Pierro formed the firm and with the growth and expansion of the firm, it was renamed Pierro Law Group, LLC in 2007. In 2015, Aaron E. Connor was named managing partner, and the firm became Pierro, Connor & Associates, LLC. On July 1, 2018, Peter J. Strauss became Senior Partner and the firm became Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC, and on January 1, 2021, Caryn B. Keppler joined as Partner The partners and associates have a combined experience of over 280 years in Trusts, Estates, Special Needs, Elder Law and Business and Tax Planning.

We constantly strive to maintain a high level of service to our clients, while keeping costs reasonable through effective management and utilization of resources.  Please click the attorney's link on the top navigation bar to read brief biographies of the attorneys practicing with our firm.

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