competence

continuity

credibility

Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC

is a law firm which concentrates its practice in the areas of special needs estate planning, special needs trust administration, traditional trust and estate administration, long term care planning and elder law.  The firm helps clients navigate issues impacting individuals with disabilities of all ages and across the disability spectrum. 

Founding partners Ed Wilcenski and Tara Anne Pleat both have family members with disabilities, and they designed their firm around three core concepts: competence in their chosen areas of practice, credibility among their peers and within the communities they serve, and continuity—clients rest assured that attorneys and staff will be here to provide expertise and service throughout the years ahead.

“We take this practice and the relationships that we build with our clients very seriously. Disability is life long, and unlike many areas of the law, our clients often choose our practice with the hope and expectation that we will be here for a family member with a disability long after the primary caregivers are gone. Every decision we make—from the staff we hire to the professional relationships we build to the location of our office—has been made with the idea of creating an infrastructure that will be here for our clients, for their families, and for their guardians and trustees for years to come.” —Ed Wilcenski

The firm has two offices located near the scenic Adirondack Mountains. The main office is located in southern Saratoga County, just north of Albany.  The second office is located in Queensbury in southern Warren County, just south of Lake George.   While the firm is located in Eastern New York, attorneys and staff work with clients across New York State.

Our office is now seeing clients in person, though when possible we are encouraging Zoom meetings and telephone conferences due to the increase in positive COVID cases in our region.  Staff and visitors will continue to be monitored for COVID-19 symptoms, access to common areas will be limited, and staff will continue to work on rotating schedules in order to limit the number of staff working in the office at the same time.

While we will encourage phone and zoom consultations and conferences between clients and attorneys/ staff, we are not scheduling remote document signings and will continue to handle those in person.  In person signings will ensure that all documents are signed in a manner consistent with existing New York State law.

In our Clifton Park office, we continue to impose a daily limit on on-site consultations and signings. This practice allows us adequate time for cleaning/disinfecting and limit the number of visitors on site each day.

In our Queensbury office, we will continue to only schedule one on-site consultation or signing per day, as we share space with another law practice that will also only be scheduling one client appointment per day.

Other office procedures and precautions will be explained to the client when the office visit is scheduled.

We expect to revisit our procedures as the vaccine becomes more widely available and the positivity rates decrease.  If you have any questions about our office practice, please do not hesitate to call us at (518) 881-1621.

We look forward to seeing you soon.