Emilee K. Lawson Hatch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Syracuse, NY

Bousquet Holstein PLLC
 | 110 West Fayette Street, One Lincoln Center, Suite 1000
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-701-6419
Fax: 315-423-2854
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Elder Law (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Emilee K. Lawson Hatch is an attorney with Bousquet Holstein PLLC law firm, and she works primarily out of the firm's law offices in Syracuse and Ithaca, New York. Serving clients throughout Onondaga and Tompkins counties and all of the surrounding areas, Ms. Hatch has more than 11 years of total legal experience, and she provides exceptional representation and support to those who are dealing with complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

    ·       Estate and trust planning

    ·       Estate and trust administration and probate

    ·       Estate and trust litigation

    ·       Elder law

    As an attorney, Ms. Hatch maintains active involvement in her legal community to stay abreast of the latest changes to the laws that affect her clients the most. As such, she is able to provide the most relevant, up-to-date advice regarding her clients' issues. She also finds great reward in being able to help set her clients' minds at ease as they deal with end-of-life decisions and make the tough but important choices that will affect them and their loved ones for years to come.

    Certified as an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, Ms. Hatch has assisted hundreds of clients with establishing their final wishes for the future while helping them create lasting legacies for their heirs and family members. As a result of her success, she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, and she has received many testimonials and referrals from those she has served.

    Originally from Colorado, Ms. Hatch graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2005. She then relocated to New York and obtained her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2008. Following that, she earned her Master of Law degree in estate planning from the University of Miami School of Law in 2009. She is admitted to practice in New York, Colorado and Massachusetts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

    Ms. Hatch is an active member of the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law and Trusts & Estates Sections, the Estate Planning Council of Central New York, the Estate Planning Council of Tompkins County, and the Tompkins County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association, and she has received Pro Bono Service Awards for her selfless contributions to those less fortunate in her area.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 30%Elder Law
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

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    About Emilee Lawson Hatch

    Admitted: 2009, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://bhlawpllc.com/attorneys/emilee-lawson-hatch/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Leadership Greater Syracuse, Class of 2015
    • CNY Business Journal, 40 Under Forty Award – 2014
    • Super Lawyers, Upstate NY Edition – Rising Star 2013 – 2017
    • New York State Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 5th Judicial District (2015)

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • LL.M., Estate Planning, University of Miami School of Law, 2009
    • Certified Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)Designated by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC), 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    • New York and Massachusetts, 2009
    • Tompkins County Bar Association
    • Estate Planning Council of Tompkins County
    • Certified Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) – Designated by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC)
    • New York State Bar Association, 2009; Elder Law and Trusts & Estates Sections, 2009; Central New York Women’s Bar Association, 2009; William Herbert Johnson Bar Association of CNY, 2017; Massachusetts Bar Association, 2009

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Legal Clinic Attorney Volunteer at the “Say Yes to Education” Legal Clinics
    • Volunteer at the Surrogate’s Court Legal Clinic and the Crouse and Upstate Hospital Legal Clinic
    • Volunteer at the Vera House Legal Clinic
    • Volunteer Delivery Driver, Meals on Wheels of Syracuse
    • Book Buddies (Syracuse 20/20)
    • Board Member, Christ the King Retreat House
    • Legacy Committee, Rescue Mission Alliance
    • Professional Advisor Council, Community Foundation of Central New York
    • Board Member, Social Arts Club
    • Chair of Development Committee, Volunteer Lawyers Project. 
    • New York State Bar Association; Elder Law and Trusts & Estates Sections; Onondaga County Bar Association (former board member); Central New York Women's Bar Association (former board member); Estate Planning Council of Central New York; Massachusetts Bar Association; Board Member at the Volunteer Lawyers Project; Board Member at Child Care Solutions, Inc.; Former Board Member at The Newland Center for Adult Learning and Literacy; Former assistant coach of Syracuse Law School's Outlaw Moot Court Team; Former Board Member at Prevention Network; Volunteer at the Surrogate’s Court Legal Clinic and the Crouse and Upstate Hospital Legal Clinic

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • LGBT Legal Concerns, Elder Law Fair, Syracuse, NY (2014)
    • Trusts, Estates, and the Legal Documents Every Woman Should Have, Lubin House, Syracuse University (June 13, 2017)
    • Estate Planning for People without Heirs, Lifelong, Ithaca, NY (2018)
    • Take Care of Those You Love, Dewitt Seniors Presentation, Dewitt, NY (2017); Century Club (2016)
    • Legal Ethics in Elder Abuse Cases, Elder Abuse Conference, Syracuse, NY (2016, 2017)
    • Get your Estate in Order, DeWitt Seniors Presentation, DeWitt, NY (2016, 2017); Century Club, Syracuse, NY (2016)
    • Demystifying Trusts, Century Club, Syracuse, NY (2017)
    • Basic Estate Planning, Elder Law Fair, Syracuse, NY (2011-2017)
    • End-of-Life Decision Making, Elder Law Fair, Syracuse, NY (2016-2017), Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, Tompkins County Office of Aging, Ithaca, NY (2017), Lifelong, Ithaca, NY (2017)
    • Protecting Assets from Long Term Care Costs, DeWitt Seniors Presentation, DeWitt, NY ( 2017)
    • Planning for Aging Panel, Soule Branch Library (2017)
    • Extremis Screening and Panel Discussion, hosted by Ithaca College Gerontology Department, Cinemapolis, Ithaca (2018)
    • Estate Planning Overview, New York State Bar Association CLE (2018)
    • Take Control of your Time, Talent and Treasure, Century Club, Syracuse, NY ( 2018)
    • Health Care Decision Making, End-of-Life Symposium hosted by Frances House (2018)
    • End-of-Life Planning sponsored by Frances House, St. Joseph’s Church, Camillus (2019), 1900
    • Is a Trust Right for You? Lifelong, Ithaca, NY (2018)
    • Life After Death, New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2018, Vol. 90, No.4
    • Peace of Mind Estate Planning – Part 2, Institute for Caregivers, Onondaga Free Library (2019) http://www.ongov.net/aging/documents/PlanningforAgingFall2019.pdf)
    • A Holistic Approach to Planning for Aging – Part 1, Institute for Caregivers, Onondaga Free Library (2019) http://www.ongov.net/aging/documents/PlanningforAgingFall2019.pdf)
    • You’ve been Meaning to Write a Will…Learn How to Get the Ball Rolling, Cornell, Ithaca (2019) https://events.cornell.edu/event/youve_been_meaning_to_write_a_will_-_how_to_get_the_ball_rolling
    • Estate Planning and Support, Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Marshall Farms, Chittenango (2019).
    • Charitable Planning sponsored by the Rescue Mission, Syracuse, NY (2019)
    • Navigating Medical Decisions at End-of-Life, Tomkins County Disability and Elder Law Fair, Ithaca, NY (2019)
    • Basic Estate Planning, Tomkins County Disability and Elder Law Fair, Ithaca, NY (2019)
    • Institute for Caregivers, Session 2, Canton Woods Senior Center, Baldwinsville (2019)
    • Estate Planning for Singles and Child-Free Individuals, Cornell, Ithaca (2019) http://events.cornell.edu/event/estate_planning_for_singles_and_child-free_individuals
    • End-of-Life Planning sponsored by Frances House, Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville (2019)
    • Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University College of Law
    • Advanced Planning – Getting Your House in Order, The Ripple Effect Series, Cornell, Ithaca (2019)
    • Advanced Planning through the Aging Mastery Program, Lifelong, Ithaca, NY (2019)
    • Tax and Estate Planning for Physicians – Update, 6th District Medical Society Presentation, Ithaca, NY (2019)
    • Take Care of Those you Love, Century Club, Syracuse, NY (2019)
    • Former Adjunct Faculty, Cazenovia College
    • Board Member, Syracuse Community Connections, Southwest Community Center
    • Emilee K. Lawson Hatch, Trusts & Estates, 2010-11 Annual Survey of New York Law, 62 Syracuse L. Rev. 845, 2012
    • Syracuse Law Review’s Trusts and Estates Survey of New York Law
    • Emilee K. Lawson Hatch, Trusts & Estates, 2011-12 Annual Survey of New York Law, 63 Syracuse L. Rev. 991, 2013
    • Emilee K. Lawson Hatch, Trusts & Estates, 2012-13 Annual Survey of New York Law, 64 Syracuse L. Rev. 979, 2014

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • CNY Business Journal, 40 Under Forty Award, 2014
    • Onondaga County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Project – Distinguished Service Pro Bono Award, 2014
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    110 West Fayette Street
    One Lincoln Center, Suite 1000
    Syracuse, NY 13202

    Phone: 315-701-6419

    Fax: 315-423-2854

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