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Ms. Estis is partner of the firm and head of the trusts and estates department. Her practice areas include estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law, and guardianship, as well as residential and commercial real estate.

Ms. Estis received her B.A. with Honors from Brooklyn College (CUNY) and her J.D. from Pace University School of Law. Ms. Estis is a leader not only in the local community, but also on a statewide level. She served as president of the Women’s Bar Association for the State of New York (WBASNY), an organization with over 4,000 members and eighteen chapters across the State. She is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council, and the American Bar Association. Ms. Estis is also a founding member of the Women’s Bar Association Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties.

Ms. Estis was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and moved to the Hudson Valley in 1989. She has a background in corporate and tax law, having worked as a tax law editor for a major publisher and attorney practice system developer prior to going into private practice.

Areas of Practice:

Elder Law
Estate Planning
Probate and Trust Administration
Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Bar Admissions:

New York and New Jersey, 1985


J.D. from Pace University School of Law
B.A. from Brooklyn College (CUNY), with Honors

Legal Assistants:

Elizabeth M. Backer, Paralegal
Diane Halstead, Trust and Estates Paralegal