Leonard represents individuals and institutions in all aspects of estate planning and trust and estate administration. His experience includes creating estate plans for high net worth individuals and business owners, modifying existing estate plans to address both changes in the law and client goals, planning for clients with cross-border connections, and representing clients in various Surrogate’s Court proceedings. He was most recently an associate at Hodgson Russ LLP.
A graduate of the University at Albany, Leonard received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University at Buffalo Law School.
The attorneys in Harter Secrest & Emery’s Trusts and Estates practice group assist clients in the legal management and protection of their assets. They act as counselors to individuals, families, closely held businesses, and tax-exempt institutions. The firm’s experience with Wills, trusts, inheritances, and estates help clients implement a sound long-term planning strategy. Harter Secrest & Emery works with clients on a full spectrum of planning issues, including testamentary planning, estate and trust administration, transfer tax planning, wealth preservation, closely held business planning, life insurance planning, business valuations and tax issues, charitable gifts and charitable organizations, compensation and retirement and estate litigation.