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VictoriaD'Angelo

Special Counsel

"I am dedicated to the firm's culture of service to clients and community, including extensive involvement in professional and bar association activities."

Overview

Biography

Victoria primarily concentrates her practice on trust and estate planning and administration, elder law, and real estate.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County, Surrogate’s Court Committee Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee Member, Estate & Trust Administration Committee, and former District Representative for the Eighth Judicial District
  • Women's Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Estate Analysts of Western New York
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Financial Planning Counselors
  • Western New York Planned Giving Consortium
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented an estate involving an unknown, homeless heir and was able to locate him in England.
  • Represented individuals in the entertainment business for trust and estate planning and administration.
  • Represented a local developer in business and real estate acquisitions and land-conservancy matters.
  • Represented numerous extended families in complicated trust and estate administration matters.
  • Served on the Attorney Grievance Committee for six years and helped decide ethical complaints.

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Special Counsel
  • Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP, Special Counsel
  • Law Offices of Victoria L. D’Angelo
  • Village of Williamsville, Village Justice

Selected Community Activities

  • Williamsville Rotary Foundation, Board of Directors Secretary
  • Estate Analysts of Western New York, Former Board of Directors President
  • Professional Advisor Council of the Development Committee of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Former Board Member
  • Financial Planning Counselors, Former Board of Directors Member
  • Rotary Club of Williamsville, Former President and Board Member

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Trusts and Estates, 2016-2020
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Estate Planning and Probate, 2007-2019
  • Buffalo Business First, Women Who Mean Business Award
  • Rotary Club of Williamsville, Paul Harris Fellow Award, 2011
  • Rotary Club of Williamsville, Rotarian of the Year, 2007
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association, “Overview of Marital-Planning Issues”
  • New York State Bar Association, “Probate and Administration of Estate”
  • New York State Bar Association, “Retirement, Annuity, and Life Insurance Benefit Planning”
  • Erie Institute of Law, “Ethics in Estate Planning and Administration”
  • Merrill Lynch, “Making a Difference: Family, Philanthropy, and Wealth Sustainability – What Is Your Legacy?”

Selected Publications & Media

  • New York Bar Association Trusts & Estates Newsletter, Contributor

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