Bleakley Platt Announces New Partner

January 2014

Bleakley Platt is pleased to announce that Frances M. Pantaleo has become a member of the firm, handling a broad range of matters with a particular emphasis in the areas of elder law, estate planning, drafting wills and trusts, probate and administration of estates, guardianship proceedings, and the drafting and administration of supplemental needs trusts. 

Ms. Pantaleo is the Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  She has previously served as Chair of the Elder Law Committees of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association. 

Ms. Pantaleo received her J.D. from New York University Law School in 1979 and is a summa cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College, CUNY.  Ms. Pantaleo has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Elder Law and was named one of the top twenty-five attorneys in Westchester County in both 2011 and 2012.  Ms. Pantaleo has achieved the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale Hubbell.