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"It's rather exceptional when one's career coalesces with who they are personally. For me, practicing in the area of trusts and estates creates this synthesis. "



With over 50 years of legal experience, David concentrates his practice on trusts and estates, counseling both individuals and trusts departments of corporate fiduciaries. He designs inter vivos and testamentary estate plans and helps with their implementation through the administration process, tax consideration, and effective distribution. David also advises on estate matters that include title, real property, the release of assets, claims against decedents’ estates, obligations on bonds and notes, and wills.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Former Board Member
  • Onondaga County Bar Foundation, Former Board of Directors President and Fifty-Year Luncheon Chair

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner and Compensation Committee Member

Selected Community Activities

  • Aurora of CNY, Board of Directors Member and Former Board President
  • Onondaga Historical Association, Board of Directors Member
  • Onondaga County Public Library, Board of Directors Member
  • Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Former President and Board of Directors President and Member
  • Baltimore Woods, Former Board Member

Selected Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Estate Planning & Probate, 2008 and 2010-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section, “Estate Administration”

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