Michael D. Dezik, Esq.
Michael Dezik practices in the areas of special needs estate planning and administration, traditional estate planning and administration, long-term care planning, and elder law.
Mike is a graduate of Albany Law School after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from State University of New York at Buffalo’s Media Studies Program. Mike moved to Glens Falls after law school and later moved to Lake Luzerne where he resides with his wife, 2 daughters and their basset hound. In 2020 Mike was asked to become a partner in the practice with firm founders, Ed Wilcenski and Tara Anne Pleat.
“As natives of Western New York, my wife and I were turned on to the Adirondacks after I graduated Law School. Now, having lived here for over 15-years we couldn’t imagine a better place to call home and raise our daughters”.
Mike manages the firm’s Queensbury office, located 257 Bay Road, but is available at the firm’s main office in Clifton Park where meeting in Southern Saratoga is more convenient. Mike donates a great deal of his time to his community through a wide array of local and state organizations. Mike is the Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York and Past President of NearCare, Inc. a local not-for-profit entity that provides respite care for family care givers and those in need of care themselves; Vice President of the Conkling Center Board of Directors; Past Co- Chair of the Medicaid Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Section; Chair of the Warren County Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Committee; and serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center (SAIL), and the Warren County Bar Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Council. Mike is also a graduate of Leadership Adirondack, class of 2008.
Mike frequently presents on topics relevant to his field and is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell – the highest rating for expertise and ethics given by the independent rating service of the legal profession.
“Elder and special need issues are an underserved area in the Adirondacks and it is important that individuals know their rights in an ever increasingly complex system. I am proud to be a part of a practice that devotes itself to providing these services.”
Mike focuses his professional time at assisting clients with staying in their homes for as long as possible and ultimately with the transition to skilled nursing care, along with planning for the legal and financial issues involved with these life-transitions.