Christine Woodcock Dettor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Nonprofit Organizations Attorney in Syracuse, NY

Bousquet Holstein PLLC
 | 110 West Fayette Street, One Lincoln Center, Suite 1000
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-701-6351
Fax: 315-423-2819
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Nonprofit Organizations (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Health Care (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Christine Woodcock Dettor is an attorney with Bousquet Holstein PLLC law firm and works primarily out of the firm's law office in Syracuse, New York. An accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, Ms. Dettor has more than 24 years of total legal experience, and she provides invaluable counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Syracuse and surrounding regions who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Not-for-profit organization and planning
    • Trust and estate planning and administration
    • Health care law and professional practices matters
    • Elder law
    • Family law matters for LGBTQ and nontraditional families
    • Tax planning and advocacy

    Throughout the course of her legal career, Ms. Dettor has helped her clients protect themselves, their assets and their family members against any future contingencies while assisting them with wealth preservation and optimizing their financial well-being. A highly compassionate and personable attorney, she finds great reward in providing peace of mind to her clients as they make very important and tough decisions regarding their final days and what will happen to their estates as well as to their loved ones.

    Moreover, Ms. Dettor has assisted numerous clients with establishing, organizing and planning their not-for-profit organizations, and she serves as legal counsel as well as board member to several such organizations throughout her area. Ms. Dettor also has in-depth knowledge of state and federal tax laws, and she routinely assists her clients with mitigating their overall tax liability while remaining in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

    Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Dettor has earned recognition from The Best Lawyers in America for nonprofit/charities law and trusts and estates. She has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

    A leader in her legal community, Ms. Dettor has also served as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association's Charitable Organizations Committee as well as executive committee member of the association's Trusts & Estate Section. She is also a member of the association's Health Law and Elder Law Sections, and she is a member of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association, the Estate Planning Council of Central New York and the Onondaga County Bar Association's Surrogates Court Committee.

    Ms. Dettor graduated from Wellesley College in 1992 and obtained her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1996.

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    Practice Areas
    • 40%Nonprofit Organizations
    • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 20%Health Care
    Focus Areas

    Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Nursing Home


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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    About Christine Dettor

    Admitted: 1997, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Awarded the designation of Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Super Lawyers, Upstate New York State Edition 2014-2019
    • Estate Planning Council of Central New York, Attorney Member
    • Central New York Women’s Bar Association
    • Onondaga County Bar Association, Surrogates Court Committee
    • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates, Health Law and Elder Law Sections, Executive Committee Member, Past Audit Committee Member
    • New York State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Charitable Organizations Committee, Trusts & Estates Section, Executive Committee Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Syracuse Stage, Past Member, Board of Directors, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse, Past Member, Board of Directors, Auburn Public Theater, Past Member, Board of Directors, Central New York Community Foundation, Past Chair of the Board of Directors Audit Committee, Member and Co-Chair of the Professional Advisors Council, Manlius Pebble Hill School, Member, Board of Trustees; Past Planned Giving Committee Member and Past Alumnae Board Member, Loretto Management Corporation (Loretto) Board of Directors, Leadership Greater, Syracuse, Graduate, Class of 2003, Central New York Business Journal “40 Under 40” Award Recipient, 2006, Friends of Jowonio, Past Board of Directors, Central New York Chapter of the Autism Society of America, Past Board of Directors, Wellesley College, Past Alumnae Admissions Representative
    • Best Lawyers in America- Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Wellesley College, 1992
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    Office Location for Christine Woodcock Dettor

    110 West Fayette Street
    One Lincoln Center, Suite 1000
    Syracuse, NY 13202

    Phone: 315-701-6351

    Fax: 315-423-2819

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    Last Updated: 5/18/2020

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