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Your Trusted Rochester, NY,
Estate Planning Attorney

Estate Planning Services Include:

  • Draft Wills, Living Wills and Healthcare Proxies

  • Estate Planning

  • Administration and Probate

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Revocable, Irrevocable, and Special Needs Trusts

  • Guardianships

  • Coordination of Beneficiary Designations

  • Resolve Legal Disputes About Your Estate

Small Business Attorney in Rochester NY
with the Experience You Need

Small Business Law Services Include:

  • Forming LLCs, Corporations, and Other Entities

  • Business Plan Creation Guidance

  • Small Business Advisor

  • Contract Negotiation

  • Business Counseling and Litigation

  • Financing Guidance

  • General Business Advisor

  • Business Succession Planning

Medicaid Planning Services Include:​

  • Medicaid Planning

  • Asset Protection Planning

  • Retirement Planning

  • Guardianships

  • Long-term Care Consultations

  • Coordination with Financial Planners

  • Elder Law Counsel

Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection Attorney in Rochester, NY

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Lawyer in Rochester, NY

Buying Property:

  • Review and Approve Contract

  • Review the Title and Prepare Closing Adjustment

  • Provide Legal Representation at the Closing

Selling Property:

  • Review and Approve Contracts

  • Prepare Closing Documents

  • Order Mortgage Discharges

  • Prepare Closing Adjustments

Provide Legal Representation at Closing​


  • Effective, dedicated, and responsive legal representation for small businesses

  • Multi-disciplined experience in a variety of areas of practice in addition to small business law

  • Results-driven business advisor and legal counsel

  • Small firm, personalized service with large law firm experience and all of the legal muscle needed to get the results you deserve




Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, and Asset Protection are all connected. Often, the same strategies and legal documents overlap which is why you need a Rochester, NY, Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning attorney who excels in coordinating all of these practices.

What Does an Estate Planning Attorney Do?  

A lawyer who specializes in estate planning, assists clients in ensuring that their wishes and the distribution of assets are implanted in the most efficient way, including utilizing any and all tax advantages available. Our Rochester, NY, estate planning attorneys will help you plan for disabilities, minimize taxes (including income taxes) at the time of your passing, put a plan together to protect your assets, and much more.  



Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection attorneys help seniors craft a plan to preserve their assets for use while they are living so they can maintain a quality lifestyle if in-home care is needed, or have enough funds available to be as comfortable as possible should you need nursing home care. Our Rochester, NY, Medicaid Planning attorneys can help you plan for how to pay for long-term care without depleting all of your savings.


Ronald J. Axelrod & Associates helps their clients with Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection, and Estate Planning in Rochester, NY – often at the same time.

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Donald Pederson

"Mr. Axelrod has been my attorney for many years...he has counseled me through buying and selling two businesses, home purchases, legal disputes etc. In all this activity I have always felt he was always attentive to detail and worked out the best solution for me. And, he has a great sense of humor."

Wendy and Richard Levy

"Mr. Axelrod was very knowledgeable and thorough in the several business transactions in which he represented us. Besides the legal expertise he displayed, both he and his associate, Michele, kept a very open and efficient line of communication which was a very comforting quality during trying times."

L. Vincent Testa

"Mr. Axelrod is by far one of the most knowledgeable counselors I have ever worked with. He is one of those 1 in a million people who know what they are doing and seem to have it all memorized. Great guy, great value, great results."

It's Our 25th Anniversary

Rated Distinguished by


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The Distinguished Rating is earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We look forward to hearing from you. Due to Covid-19, we are in our office but will be doing the majority of our work with clients via enhanced video conferencing. We want you to feel comfortable and will take every possible precaution to maintain a safe environment, should there be a need for an in-person meeting.

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