Susan G. Parker

A Different Kind of Law Firm

At the law firm of Susan G. Parker Law Associates, P.C. our goal is to offer the highest personal service available to address your legal needs. We specialize in estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives), probate and business matters. If you want a trust to avoid probate, save taxes or protect assets from Medicaid, we can get your plans in place quickly. And if you want to buy or sell real estate, form an LLC or S Corp. for your business or real estate investments, or need any form of business contract or agreement, we can help you. Our practice can expand to meet your needs, even if not listed above.

We also work with clients who want contracts and other business-related agreements, counseling, and other business operational matters.

Our Law Firm

Our local neighbors in Chappaqua, Ossining, Croton, Hawthorne, Pleasantville, Thornwood, Yorktown, Eastchester, Yorktown Heights, Katonah, Rye, Somers, Tuckahoe, Eastchester, Cortlandt Manor and other communities in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess County, come to our law office in Briarcliff Manor for legal assistance. Clients from all over the country who need help for parents and relatives in New York State often contact us after reading our excellent reviews on AVVO, Google business and other websites.

MEET OUR TEAM

About Susan G. Parker

Susan G. Parker received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her law degree at St. John’s University School of Law. She later received an advanced tax law degree from New York University School of Law ( LL.M. Masters in Taxation ).

Upon graduation from law school, Susan G. Parker specialized in benefits, pensions, executive compensation and employment contracts at the NYC office of Coudert Brothers. She expanded her experience into estate planning and representing closely held businesses while in practice at a large White Plains law firm. Thereafter, Susan served as a tax attorney at Texaco, Inc. and expanded her experience into corporate and international tax matters.

Susan G. Parker initially opened her Westchester County, NY law firm in 1996. Her goal was to provide top flight service and experience, at more affordable fees, than available elsewhere in White Plains and NYC.

Susan is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida. She is also admitted to practice before the federal courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Tax Court. Ms. Parker is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association.

Ms. Parker is also the author of four books published as part of the Real Life Legal TM series: Estate Planning: A Road Map for Beginners, Elder Law: Legal Planning for Seniors, What to Do When Someone Dies and Business Owners Start-up Guide.

About Matthew Presseau

 Matthew Presseau has been practicing law in the New York City metropolitan area for over 20 years. His specialties include advising individuals, investors and businesses in the areas of estate planning, including litigation and international planning, real estate (purchases/sales/leasing, commercial and residential), commercial and contract law, as well as business litigation and dispute resolution.

Matthew hails from White Plains and currently is an active member in his Sleepy Hollow community. He is fluent in Japanese and brings a broad and rich perspective to Susan G. Parker Law Associates, PC. Matthew is a graduate of the University of Rochester (BA History, with a minor in Japanese), Columbia University (MA Religion) and Northeastern University School of Law (JD). Matthew is licensed to practice in New York State and before the Federal Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

More About Susan G. Parker

It often takes a lot of courage to even call a lawyer; it can be a difficult doorstep for many reasons. Most people come to our firm for planning, information and counsel. Our goal is that every one of our clients can get the guidance and services they need and be treated with kindness. This personal approach helps us build long-term, quality relationships with our clients.

Why did you decide to become a lawyer?

I think I became a lawyer because I loved that Perry Mason won each week, defending the underdog. Yet, after being a lawyer for many years, I know this was the wonder of television and fiction. In reality, “Justice” with a capital “J” can be hard to come by.

Why did you choose to live and work in Briarcliff Manor?

I moved here in 1980 right out of law school and raised my family here. I enjoy serving members of my community and nearby areas.

What do you like about being a lawyer?

My greatest satisfaction is helping people plan for their future and shepherding them through life transitions such as business and estate planning, probate and elder law matters.

What is the most difficult part of your job?

Often people seek my guidance regarding family matters and theft of an older person’s assets. This truly pains me because it’s often so unfair and difficult for clients to accept.

Who are your favorite lawyers? Why?

I enjoy TV and movie lawyers – especially the lawyers on Law & Order. I think these shows give people a good understanding of how the law works and why it’s not always fair, and why justice isn’t always served.

Advice for younger generations about becoming a lawyer?

If you care about something deeply, legal training can be invaluable. The study of law requires discipline and expands your mind. If you do practice law, you have a real opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping people. I derive a great deal of satisfaction in helping people nail down their plans and providing them with assurance and certainty that things are set the way they want them to be.

What do you do when you are not working?

I enjoy the outdoors and have a golden retriever puppy who keeps me busy walking and running and playing. My hobbies include arts and crafts, writing and bike riding. I love the beach and I love to travel.