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Tara Anne Pleat, Esq. Presents at Annual Summer Meeting of The Elder Law and Special Needs Section of The New York State Bar Association

Date: August 8, 2014

On August 8, 2014, Tara Anne Pleat was honored to participate in the Summer Meeting of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association. At the meeting, Mrs. Pleat gave a Continuing Legal Education program on Home and Community Based Medicaid programs for the elderly and individuals with disabilities as well as a summary of the Medicaid application process...
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Michael D. Dezik Selected as a Post-Star 20 Under 40 Honoree For 2014

Date: August 5, 2014

Attorney Michael D. Dezik has been selected as a “20 Under 40” Honoree for 2014 from the Glens Falls based newspaper, the Post Star.

Each year the Post Star seeks nominations from the greater Glens Falls/Southern Adirondack community to honor people under the age of 40 who have demonstrated success and dedication to their careers, and who are considered role models in their communities...
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Maureen T. Provost Receives 'Registered Paralegal' Designation

Date: August 1, 2014

In February of 2014, Maureen T. Provost took and successfully passed the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE) offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc., granting her the Registered Paralegal (R.P.) credential.

PACE is a voluntary, proficiency-based exam, designed to test the competency level of experienced paralegals...
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Dezik Elected Treasurer of The Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc.

Date: July 1, 2014

Michael D. Dezik was recently elected as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc.

The Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc. is a not for profit organization which provides quarterly educational programs on topics of general interest to the estate planning community...
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Pleat and Dezik Appointed to Committee Leadership Positions in New York State Bar Association's Elder Law And Special Needs Section

Date: June 1, 2014

Attorney Tara Anne Pleat was appointed as co-chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Law Section's Special Needs Planning Committee, as well as vice-chair of the Publications Committee for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Attorney Michael D. Dezik was appointed as co-vice chair the Elder Law and Special Needs Section's Medicaid Committee...
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Dezik Elected Treasurer of The Warren County Bar Association

Date: May 22, 2014

Attorney Michael D. Dezik was elected Treasurer of the Warren County Bar Association for a term beginning June 1, 2014 and ending May 31, 2014.


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Maureen T. Provost Receives Honor From Warren County Bar Association

Date: May 1, 2014

Paralegal Maureen T. Provost was voted into the Warren County Bar Association's Support Staff Hall of Fame. Ms. Provost together with several of her colleagues and friends were enrolled in the Hall of Fame at the annual meeting of the Warren County Bar Foundation in March of 2014.


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Edward V. Wilcenski included in "Best Lawyers in America"

Date: November 14, 2013

Attorney Edward V. Wilcenski was recently included in the 20th Edition of  The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the area of Elder Law.  According to the organization, “inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-reviewed survey” conducted by top attorneys, and does not require financial participation by any of the nominees...
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"Beyond the Letter of the Law Award "

Date: November 12, 2013

Josephine Todaro, Director of Case Management at the law firm of Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC, was recently presented with the “Beyond the Letter of the Law Award” from the Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL) at the Center’s  30th Anniversary Gala at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York...
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Tara Anne Pleat Esq. Designated 'Rising Star' by New York Super Lawyers

Date: October 2, 2013

Tara Anne Pleat has been named to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Star list as one of the top Elder Law Attorneys in New York State under the age of 40 for the year 2013. Super Lawyers selects no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the State for this designation.

Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement...
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Michael Dezik Esq. has been appointed to the Board of Directors of SAIL

Date: September 30, 2013

Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL), is a not for profit primarily serving Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties and additionally covers 15 counties throughout the north country and capital region through its various grant-based programs.  SAIL assists individuals with disabilities to become independent, empowered self-advocates and works within the community to remove physical and attitudinal barriers that stand in the way of independence...
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Attorney Ed Wilcenski was recently awarded the Marie Ivancich Memorial Award from the Brain Injury Association of New York State

Date: August 20, 2013

As explained by the organization, the award is given to an outstanding professional whose support for the Association is evidenced by great personal commitment and professional involvement, resulting in strengthening the Associations mission and goals Attorneys and staff at Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC have been long time supporters of the Brian Injury Association of New York State, a statewide non-profit membership organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with brain injuries and their families...
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Pleat and Dezik elected as President and Secretary of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York

Date: July 19, 2013

Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Tara Anne Pleat has been elected President and attorney Michael D. Dezik has been elected Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc.

The Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc...
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Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC is proud to announce that Michael D. Dezik, Esq. has joined the firm

Date: June 19, 2013

Has joined the firm as an attorney at the firm’s new Glens Falls office located at the Empire Theatre Plaza at 11 South Street, Suite 202. Mike is a graduate of Albany Law School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from State University of New York at Buffalo’s Media Studies Program...
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Tara Anne Pleat elected as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County

Date: April 26, 2013

Last month Tara was elected as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County. Known widely as the DVRC, the agency provides services to victims of domestic violence and assault as well as provides community outreach and education regarding relationship abuse in Saratoga County and beyond...
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Tara Anne Pleat, Esq. a Member of Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC was recently appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School .....

Date: April 26, 2013

where she just completed her first semester teaching “Financial Planning for the Elderly,” a course taught in the spring semester which is a comprehensive long term care and special needs estate planning course. Pleat is a 2002 graduate of Albany Law and a Member of its Planned Giving Council...
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Ed Wilcenski Selected to New York Super Lawyers List of Top Attorneys... Clifton Park, New York

Date: September 5, 2012

Ed Wilcenski of Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC in Clifton Park, New York, has been named to the New York Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York for the year 2012. Super Lawyers selects no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. This is the third year Mr. Wilcenski has received this honor...
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Josephine Todaro is Now Full Time with Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC

Date: January 3, 2012

Many of our clients have worked closely over these past few years with Josephine Todaro, a Case Manager who has years of experience working with individuals with cognitive disabilities across the spectrum.  Until recently, Josephine was working with us on a part time basis.  Effective December 1, 2011, Josephine will be our full time Director of Case Management, providing advocacy and oversight for clients who are receiving care in both community and institutional settings...
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Edward Wilcenski Named Super Lawyer for 2011

Date: January 3, 2012

Attorney Ed Wilcenski has once again been named a Super Lawyer for 2011 by the independent rating services (www.superlawyers.com/about).  While the title of the award is a little over the top for our tastes, it is nice to be recognized by our peers as among the top in our profession...
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