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Graham S. Leonard

Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1232
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Graham focuses his practice on trusts and estates law. He helps clients transfer wealth in an organized and efficient way by working with them to create comprehensive yet practical estate plans. Graham also advises individual and corporate fiduciaries and beneficiaries on all aspects of trust and estate administration.

Graham’s 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.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2018-2019
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
    • Order of the Coif
    • Birzon Prize in Clinical Legal Studies

NEWS

  • "Graham Leonard Seeks to Have an Impact," The Daily Record, May 3, 2019
  • "To avoid pitfalls, trust and estate planning goes a long way," Rochester Business Journal, December 28, 2018

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, “New Proposals Would Change Estate Planning for Retirement Accounts, Rochester Business Journal, November 18, 2019
  • Co-author, "Changes on the Horizon for Federal Estate Tax?" Rochester Business Journal, April 17, 2019

PRESENTATIONS

  • "Decanting Irrevocable Trusts: A Practical Guide," New York State Bar Association, October 16, 2019
  • "Decanting Irrevocable Trusts: A Practical Guide," Monroe County Bar Association, January 30, 2019

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Albany, B.A.
HSE Law
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Graham S. Leonard
Associate
gleonard@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1232
fax: 585.232.2152

Graham focuses his practice on trusts and estates law. He helps clients transfer wealth in an organized and efficient way by working with them to create comprehensive yet practical estate plans. Graham also advises individual and corporate fiduciaries and beneficiaries on all aspects of trust and estate administration.

Graham’s 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.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2018-2019
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
    • Order of the Coif
    • Birzon Prize in Clinical Legal Studies

Publications

  • Co-author, “New Proposals Would Change Estate Planning for Retirement Accounts, Rochester Business Journal, November 18, 2019
  • Co-author, "Changes on the Horizon for Federal Estate Tax?" Rochester Business Journal, April 17, 2019

News

  • "Graham Leonard Seeks to Have an Impact," The Daily Record, May 3, 2019
  • "To avoid pitfalls, trust and estate planning goes a long way," Rochester Business Journal, December 28, 2018

Presentations

  • "Decanting Irrevocable Trusts: A Practical Guide," New York State Bar Association, October 16, 2019
  • "Decanting Irrevocable Trusts: A Practical Guide," Monroe County Bar Association, January 30, 2019

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Albany, B.A.

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