About Virtual Paralegal Associates
Virtual Paralegal Associates of New York, LLC (VPA•NY) is owned and managed by Rebecca Cullen, who has over 30 years of experience in Trust & Estate Administration.
Rebecca first learned her love for law while serving in the U.S. Navy and getting her first taste of the judicial system with JAG work, while stationed in San Diego, California. While in the service, Rebecca completed her work on a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration via National University. Upon returning to her native State of New York, Rebecca sought out and obtained a Legal Secretary position with the Glens Falls law firm of LaPann, Reardon, Morris, FitzGerald & Firth, which later migrated her into the firm of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. Rebecca spent nearly 17 years under the tutelage of the current New York State Bar Association Trust & Estates Section President, and worked her way to the status of Paralegal.
Before starting VPA•NY, Rebecca also worked for several years with the law firm of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, P.C., where she earned her placement as Senior Paralegal for its Trust & Estates Section.
Rebecca's vast experience in Trust & Estate law includes all aspects of Trust and Estate administration, including probate, accounting, estate tax, fiduciary income tax, gift tax, tax planning, Trust funding, legal research, document drafting, and litigation. Her experience also includes work pertaining to disclaimers, litigation, medicaid, estate planning, etc. Rebecca is a member of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and of the National Association of Legal Assistants.
VPA•NY was born under Rebecca's entrepreneurial spirit, strengthened by her military work. After investing decades of herself in the firms she worked for, Rebecca decided to focus her efforts in growing her own business, while sharing the wealth of information she retained during her many years of work with the corporate firms. Rebecca is highly professional, trustworthy and, as she has done her entire career, she holds each client matter in strict confidence. Rebecca's bragging rights include being a consistent 4.0 Naval and civilian employee and recipient of the prestigious Navy Achievement Medal. She continues to receive kudos by influencers in the field, most recently by the Albany County Surrogate's Court Judge Stacey Pettit. Rebecca routinely undertakes Continuing Legal Education through courses offered by Westlaw.
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