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
Rachel is one of our lead paralegals as she helps our clients with everything Trust and Estate related, from A to Z, including working directly with the fiduciary, family members, courts and creditors. Rachel has several years of experience in the field, has huge energy, exacting attention to detail and a winning personality.
Trust & Estate Paralegal
Candi joined our team in early 2021 with a strong background in commercial and civil litigation. She got a taste of Trust and Estate work and found that she enjoys this area of the law, with the ability to help others during this often difficult time in their lives. Candi has grown into an instrumental part of our team, working directly with our clients and theirs. Candi is a New York Notary Public.
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.
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.
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.
Estate Planning Paralegal
Jessi is our resident WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel guru. Jessi leverages not only her many years of experience in the Elder Law field but brings her ingenuity with the WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel software forefront, both ensuring clients are getting a full return on their investment. As an active member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, Jessi is also an ace at drafting custom language.
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.
Real Estate Paralegal
Amanda has worked for residential and commercial real estate law firms for 20 years. Her career includes transactional experience as a real estate paralegal and she also holds a myriad of administrative, marketing and business development skills. She is a licensed New York State Notary Public and and a Real Estate Salesperson.
Estate Litigation Paralegal
Shana's lengthy background as an in-house paralegal for insurance companies across the nation lends her to very capably assisting our attorneys with compromise actions and Estate litigation. Shana is also well versed in Surrogate's court work.
Shana holds an A.A.S. in paralegal studies, and is a New York Notary Public.
Maryland Estate & Trust Paralegal
Mike's experience in the legal arena spans over 25 years with a particular focus in Estates and Trusts. Mike's skill-set is equally robust whether he is drafting petitions, pleadings or motions, as it is when he is preparing an inventory or account. Mike is well steeped in all aspects of adult guardianship (including superior skills in contested guardianship litigation), and Applications for Medicaid Long Term Care Assistance.
Mike's professional background includes Financial Services, Insurance, Securities, and eCommerce. Mike has a B.S. from Rutgers, is a certified paralegal through Virginia Tech, and is a Maryland Notary Public.
Pennsylvania Estate & Trust Paralegal
Robin holds over 35 years of experience in the Estate and Trust field of law. Robin is extremely versed in the services she offers relative to the administration and settlement of Estates and Trusts, including accountings, inventories, and inheritance tax returns.
Robin's professional career includes the title of Trust Officer for national banks. Robin holds a Bachelors in Administration and is a Pennsylvania Notary Public.
Isobella is an instrumental part of our team, providing clients with hands-on assistance in the NJ/NYC area. Primarily, Isobella is our go-to for gathering assets and financial records from a decedent's home when the family is not able to due to distance or other factors. Her services include mailing tangibles to beneficiaries, obtaining appraisals, and tends to in-person court filings/document retrievals, with personal delivery to our clients.
Alison joined our team in 2022, with a routinely applauded work ethic and holding superior customer service skills. As a junior member of our team, Alli has already proven to be a valuable asset to our clients. Alli is a New York Notary Public.
Samantha is instrumental in assisting the team and our clients with a myriad of tasks such as service of process, scanning, shredding, miscellaneous document production, and more.
Michelle assists our clients with varying tasks from form creation, editing, transcription, miscellaneous document production and more.
MaryElizabeth is our go-to for translation of Spanish and a whole myriad of other tasks.
The rest of the team...
A knowledegable bunch...