Bleakley Platt Partner Frances M. Pantaleo Quoted in 914 INC Magazine's Fall Issue

August 2017

The Firm is pleased to note that Partner Frances M. Pantaleo was included in 914 INC. Magazine’s Best Lawyers® edition for Fall 2017. In addition to being listed as a Best Lawyer in Elder Law, Ms. Pantaleo was quoted on page 76 regarding the biggest challenge facing her practice area.

“The growing popularity of do-it-yourself legal services presents a real problem. People are being sold on the idea that one-size-fits-all-estate planning documents can solve their problems. Online and DIY estate planning lulls clients into a false sense of security. Even a minor mistake in execution of a will or power of attorney may invalidate a document,” she stated.

Ms. Pantaleo, who leads the Elder Law Practice Group at Bleakley Platt, handles a broad range of matters with a particular emphasis on Elder Law, special needs planning, guardianship proceedings under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law and Article 17A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act, drafting and administration of special needs trusts, estate planning, drafting of wills and trusts, and estate administration.