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Peter J. Strauss

Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC

Peter J. Strauss

Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC

Peter J. Strauss

Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC

Peter Strauss has practiced trusts and estate law since 1961 and has special expertise in the legal problems of aging and persons with disabilities, end of life issues and the capacity of persons with disabilities to execute legal documents with respect to health care. He is a founding member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a Fellow of the American Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York Law School, where he teaches Elder Law and is director of the guardianship clinic.

Mr. Strauss has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of  The Best Lawyers in America for three practice areas: Elder Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates; it is his 15th year of this recognition. He was the recipient of the New York State Bar Association “2019 Attorney Professionalism Award,” given to one attorney in the State each year. He has been honored from 2007 to 2019 as one of the New York Metropolitan area’s “Best Lawyers,” and “Super Lawyer” from 2007 to 2016.

Mr. Strauss is a prolific author and has written articles for various publications including the New York Law Journal and Bottom Line Personal and has addressed many national professional and consumer organizations. He is the author of the consumer book, “The Complete Retirement Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Money, Your Health and Your Independence,” (Facts-on-File, Inc. 2003).

Mr. Strauss presently serves on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law & Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Board of Directors of End of Life Choices New York and JALBCA (Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert) and the Steering Committee of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine.

“WHY I BECAME A LAWYER” – AND THE BIRTH OF ELDER LAW

 

2019 ATTORNEY PROFESSIONALISM AWARD

Peter J. Strauss was honored by the New York State Bar Association by awarding him with the prestigious Attorney Professionalism Award, granted each year to a single attorney in the State. The honor was presented at the annual NYSBA President’s Pro Bono Service Awards in Albany by President Michael Miller and President-Elect Henry Greenberg.
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PETER J. STRAUSS FOCUS AREAS

  • ESTATE AND TRUST PLANNING

  • ELDER LAW

  • MEDICAID PLANNING

  • GUARDIANSHIP

  • SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING

  • ESTATE & TRUST ADMINISTRATION

  • ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION

 

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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