Lisa B. Stelwagon
Trusts and Estates
Lisa has counseled clients to help them determine the appropriate estate plans to suit their needs, including simple Wills, Revocable Living Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts. Our estate plans always include a Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, and Living Will.
Probate and Estate Administration
Losing a loved one is very difficult; we try to make the probate process as painless as possible. Lisa helps our clients with the administration of an individual’s estate, from initiating the probate or administration proceeding with the Surrogate’s Court, to assisting with the sale of the decedent’s home, to preparing the final accounting and closing the estate.
Lisa counsels our clients on different ways they can protect their assets against the rising costs of nursing home care, as well as on applying for Medicaid, both institutional and Community, for themselves or a loved one.
Lisa represents both sellers and buyers of real estate – whether it is commercial and residential, including cooperatives, condominiums, and single to multiple family dwellings. Lisa works with the firm’s extensive list of real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, home inspectors and title representatives to achieve our clients’ goals.
- New York State Bar Association
- Corresponding Secretary, Westorchard Elementary School PTA (2006-2011)
- Co-Chair, Westorchard Elementary Used Toy & Book Sale (2007-2009)
- Member, Washington University Alumni & Parent Admission Program
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law – Juris Doctor 1991
Washington University in St. Louis – Bachelor of Arts 1986