Elder care law in Clifton Park, NY Trust and estate planning law firm in Clifton Park, NY A law firm that provides services for guardianship and incapacity

Our Practice

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.   

Ed Wilcenski and Tara Anne Pleat

“We take this practice and the relationships that we build with our clients very seriously. Disability is life long, and unlike many areas of the law, our clients often choose our practice with the hope and expectation that we will be here for a family member with special needs long after the primary caregivers are gone. Every decision we make—from the staff we hire to the professional relationships we build to the location of our office—has been made with the idea of creating an infrastructure that will be here for our clients, for their families, and for their guardians and trustees for years to come.” —Ed Wilcenski

We represent and provide counsel to:

  • Parents and family members of children or adults with a disability to establish supplemental (special) needs trusts and guardianships;
  • Individuals and families planning estate distribution, asset management, will preparation, and trust arrangements;
  • Attorneys and litigants settling medical negligence or personal injury lawsuits for individuals with permanent disabilities;
  • Guardians and trustees who manage funds for individuals with disabilities;
  • Financial professionals whose clients seek to update estate plans, minimize estate and gift taxes, or wish to implement a program of charitable giving;
  • Executors and administrators of estates;
  • Care-management professionals whose clients struggle to manage the intricacies of Medicaid and other government benefits; and
  • Caregivers and family members seeking long-term-care arrangements for the aging.