Lynn ColesAttorney

    Lynn’s career began in the field of Estate Planning and the related area of Estate and Trust Administration.  She continues to advise a variety of clients: from those who need basic Wills to those who need more complex estate planning.  She is experienced in drafting trusts to provide for the client’s management or protection needs, while reducing estate taxes.  To fully address her clients’ individual situations, Lynn integrates income, gift and estate tax planning into her estate plans and business succession planning, as warranted.  She is current with the complex changes in the Medicaid rules and has grown her practice to incorporate Medicaid planning and elder law.

    Lynn’s approach to her clients is to treat them as family.  She believes in understanding the clients’ concerns and goals will help better serve them.  Lynn uses her knowledge in various areas of the legal field to ascertain what “pieces of the law puzzle” will best suit her clients’ needs.  With over 20 years of experience, Lynn can advise clients who are starting out in life, who have a growing business, who may be looking to retire, who want to transition wealth to the next generation and who need Medicaid advice.

    Growing up in Amsterdam and receiving her education at Siena College and Albany Law School of Union University, Lynn has remained “local girl.”  She is a member of the Schenectady County Bar Association serving on the Elder Law Committee and the New York State and Capital District Women’s Bar Association, where she was the recording secretary and past chair of the CLE committee.

    Lynn was honored by Cambridge Who’s Who for Excellence in Legal Services and listed in the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry – Honor Edition in 2008.

    Lynn currently resides in Niskayuna with her husband and her two children.