Robin L. Folts

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Rochester, NY

Lacy Katzen LLP
 | 600 Bausch and Lomb Pl, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-380-8185
Fax: 585-269-3011
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Robin L. Folts is a partner at Lacy Katzen LLP Attorneys at Law, and she leads the firm’s management committee. Based in Rochester, New York, she represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, and she has been admitted to practice before all New York state courts since 2010.

    Ms. Folts devotes a great deal of her practice to estate planning and other elder law matters. She has prepared and reviewed living, irrevocable, and testamentary trusts, wills, advance medical directives, and health care and financial powers of attorney, tailoring the documents to the particular objectives and circumstances to each individual client. Ms. Folts has also guided heirs, beneficiaries, trustees, agents and executors through what can often be a complex process of administering a trust or a last will and testament.

    In her elder law practice, Ms. Folts assists older clients and their family members in a variety of matters. She outlines the long-term care alternatives that might be available, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and in-home care, and she helps them to navigate the complicated field of Medicaid planning so that her clients are aware of the costs and how to best prepare for them. Ms. Folts also has experience in creditors’ rights, in which she has worked with lenders on complex workouts and debt restructurings, foreclosures, collections, and bankruptcy proceedings.

    Ms. Folts has frequently been asked to deliver presentations on asset protection and other topics related to her practice area. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and her other professional affiliations include the Elder Law & Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Elder Law
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration


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    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

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    About Robin Folts

    Admitted: 2010, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Inclusion in the Super Lawyers list as an Upstate New York Rising Star, 2013-2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
    • Past President for the Irondequoit Rotary
    • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
    • New York State Bar 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest speaker for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and has conducted many seminars across Western New York
    • Guest on “Ask the Expert” segments for the Finger Lakes News Radio, WGVA 96.1 FM/1240 AM speaking on the following topics: Estate Planning Overview Necessity of Proper Estate Planning Tools; Medicaid Overview Common Questions Medicaid and Real Estate Treatment Medicaid and Rehab/Medicare Coverage and its Impact on Medicaid and Exempt Transfers Medicaid: When Both Spouses are Institutionalized Medicaid: Prior Gifts and Impacts; Nursing Homes and Debtor/Creditor Law Gift Tax/Annual Exclusion/Misnomers Medicaid & Revocable/Irrevocable Trusts Community Medicaid and Use of Pooled Trusts Medicaid: How IRAs and Other Income is Treated Guardianship Avoidance through Estate Planning Types of Assets that Can Delay Your Medicaid Plan Right of Election and Impact on Medicaid Top 10 Tips when Preparing to Apply for Chronic Care Medicaid Rehab, When the Hospital Does Not Admit a Patient and the Impact for Nursing Home Placement The Beauty of a Life Estate and Pitfalls Estate Planning and Second Marriages
    • Guest speaker on the ROC Talk Radio show 102.7 Legends in Rochester on Medicaid issues
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    Office Location for Robin L. Folts

    600 Bausch and Lomb Pl
    Rochester, NY 14604

    Phone: 585-380-8185

    Fax: 585-269-3011

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    Last Updated: 3/10/2021

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