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Our team consists of numerous paralegals and legal assistants, assisting in their specialty as well as our primary focus of trusts and estates, estate litigation, estate planning, and transactional real estate law (see our Services page for more information). 



CEO & Lead Paralegal

Rebecca is our lead paralegal and owner of VPANY, offering over 35 years of experience in the Trusts and Estates field.  Rebecca works closely with all of our clients to ensure superior work and achieve maximum client satisfaction.  Rebecca's resume includes trust and estate administration, fiduciary accounting and taxes, estate and gift taxes, and estate litigation.  Rebecca is a New York Notary Public.



Trust & Estate Paralegal

Shelby is an integral part of our team, holding exceptional customer service and document production skills.  Her keen attention to detail with her prior in-house law firm experience lends her as a great asset to our team, our clients and theirs.  In addition to Trust and Estate workups, Shelby is our team's go-to for the support required to accomplish our many goals.  Shelby holds a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice.



Trust & Estate Paralegal

Upon earning her A.A.S. in Legal Studies in 2009, Jayme began her career in the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law genres with an exclusive focus on estate planning and administration.  In addition to Jayme's education and superb technical skills, her kindness and compassion serve our clients very well.  Jayme finds great satisfaction in minimizing the burden for clients while administering a loved one's estate.  Jayme is a New York Notary Public.

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Trust & Estate Paralegal

Sarah earned her Juris Doctorate degree in 2004, simultaneously starting her family, and working as a paralegal in Trusts and Estates since that time.  Sarah specializes in high net worth estates and is  particularly versed in difficult interrelated tax calculations, as well as the formation of Limited Liability Companies, and every aspect of Trust and Estate administration.  Sarah is amazing with our clients, providing the detailed attention required for all of our matters.



Trust & Estate Paralegal

Evelin, holding over 20 years of experience as a paralegal in the Trust and Estate and real estate fields, assists our clients with Trust and Estate administration from A to Z.  She is exacting in her work, a charm with our clients and theirs, and is diligent in getting the job done.  Evelin is our go-to for our Spanish speaking clients and is a Notary Public for the State of Florida.  



Fiduciary Accounting Specialist

Emily joined our team in 2022, bringing with her 20 years of financial experience as a senior banker with TD Bank. In her banking career, she routinely worked with law firms relative to Trusts and Estates, which experience is now offered to our clients and theirs.  Emily is extremely dedicated to her work and provides exceptional customer care.  Emily is a New York State Notary Public.

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Barbara is an instrumental member of our team, assisting our clients with a myriad of matters, including co-op transfers, estate administration, and general paralegal back-end functions.  Barbara is also very versed with Trademark work for her own company.

Barbara is a New York Notary Public.



Real Estate Paralegal

Zulma began her career as a Real Estate Paralegal in 2010 when she worked at a solo practice emphasizing in lender representation.  Over eight years, Zulma worked for a transactional attorney representing buyers and sellers, a major national underwriter focusing on residential and commercial title, and a large foreclosure firm handling all REOs.  In 2018, Zulma joined VPANY to incorporate all of her acquired experiences and not limit herself to just one primary focus.



Mobile Notary ~ Title Closer ~ Concierge

Ikenna Okpala is a first-generation Nigerian American who has been working in the real estate and bank/title closing industry for the past five years, with his experience encompassing legal bank and title documents, as well as home purchase/refinance processes, from beginning to end.  Ike grew up in NYC so is able to navigate the different neighborhoods and personalities that one encounters on a daily basis in the boroughs.  He has become invaluable to our team with his mobile notary services and appearances at the various departments of the Surrogate's Courts.  Ike is our go-to manager for apartment cleanouts, document searches, and courier in the NYC area.



California & Nevada Estate Paralegal

Kelly is a seasoned paralegal with 20 years of progressive experience across a broad range of law in Nevada and California (limited experience in Idaho and Arizona), specifically including Trust and Estate and elder law work, which spills over to probate litigation, business and contract law.  Kelly is a team player with proven leadership skills.  

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Ohio Estate & Trust Paralegal

Lee has worn several hats in her career, including a Financial Representative for a life insurance company after earning her Life and Health Insurance license, a forensic accountant, and a CFO for a natural gas brokerage company, each position broadening her knowledge and assisting her with her role as a paralegal.  Beginning her career as a legal secretary, and several educational degrees later, Lee returned to her passion in the Trust and Estate field of law as a probate paralegal where she has remained.  Lee specializes in Ohio probate law and consistently exhibits her intelligence and winning personality to our clients and theirs.  

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Geriatric Care Manager

Jamie has worked in the field of geriatrics for 21 years.  She has extensive experience with matters pertaining to senior citizens and people with disabilities.  Over the course of her career, Jamie has worked with benefits and entitlements counseling, Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance, as well as discharge planning from hospitals and skilled-nursing facilities.  She has first-hand knowledge of all issues related to home health care, as she served as the head of a home care agency for 7 years prior to transitioning into geriatric care management. 


As a geriatric care manager, Jamie acts as a liaison among families, medical practitioners, and anyone else involved in the affairs of her clients. Her services are tailored to the unique needs of individuals and their families, and may include the coordination and monitoring of home care services, assistance with arranging medical appointments, benefits advisement, monitoring the status of loved ones in nursing or assisted-living facilities, and anything else a client may need help with their day-to-day life.


The rest of the team...

A knowledegable bunch...

VPANY has over a dozen other part-time paralegals and legal assistants who work in the varied fields of service offered on our Services page.

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