Trusted, Comprehensive Elder Law Services

Counseling Clients Since 1992
In Person Assistance

In person assistance


Limited paper work


Phone consultations.

About Us

The Pfeiffer Law Firm, PLLC, founded in 2015 by William Pfeiffer, is a specialized legal and financial planning services firm that focuses on the specific needs of the elderly and individuals with special needs.

Bill Pfeiffer has been advising clients since 1995, first as a staff attorney and partner at AYCO/Goldman Sachs, then in private practice with a local, well-known law firm.

Elder law attorneys are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones. At Pfeiffer Law, we work with our clients on important legal and financial matters which affect older or disabled people. We are broad-based in our knowledge of elder law and planning for issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters.



Estate Planning

  • Simple wills


  • Revocable Trust
  • Irrevocable Trust


  • Income Only Trust
  • Descendents Trust
  • Dynasty Trust

Special Needs

  • First Party Trust
  • Third Party Trust

Decision Making

  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxy
  • Living Will


  • Gifting Trust
  • Life Insurance Trust
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trust


  • Operating Agreement
  • Buy Sell Agreement


  • Lead Trust
  • Remainder Trust
  • Life Estate

Contact Us

Contact us for a consultation
Call: 518-407-0347

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Estate Administration & Probate

We can assist you with the legal process that occurs when a loved one passes away. Our objective is to provide families with high quality and cost-effective trust administration and probate services tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals.

If your loved one died with a will in place, the estate will go through a process called probate. We are experienced in representing families and guiding them through the probate process, from filing the last will and testament with the Surrogate’s Court to obtaining valuations of estate assets to preparing estate tax returns. In addition, we can assist with notifying the beneficiaries under the will and with the distribution of assets.

When there is a living trust in place, among other responsibilities, the trustee must manage assets inside the trust, file tax returns, allocated receipts and disbursements between income and principal, and make distributions to the beneficiaries.

If the decedent did not have a will, we can work with you to petition Surrogate’s Court for letters of administration in order to obtain the authority to collect the estate assets and distribute them in accordance with the New York State laws of intestacy.


Unfortunately, disputes among family members can and do occur during the disposition of an estate. While the process can be highly charged and emotional, we can protect your interests in an inheritance while, at the same time, keeping in mind the emotional nature of the action.