Profile

Martin concentrates his practice in estate planning and the administration of estates and trusts with emphasis in related tax matters.

His estate planning practice includes the use of revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts and other trusts designed to save estate taxes.

Martin has experience in the administration and settlement of a wide range of estates including estate accountings and Surrogate's Court proceedings relating to accountings. His practice includes estate planning for individuals with large pension, profit sharing and IRA accounts including strategies designed to maximize the deferral of income taxes imposed on those assets. It also involves estate planning for closely held business owners as well as litigation involving trusts and estates.

Martin is also experienced in personal income tax compliance and planning and asset protection planning. He is a certified public accountant.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2010-2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section; Elder Law Section
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Speaker at New York State and Onondaga County Bar Association CLE Programs on topics such as Estate Planning, Will Drafting, Estate Administration

  • "'Popping the Quesion' About Charitable Giving," Central New York Community Foundation Blog Post, May 14, 2021

  • Board of Directors, The Central New York Community Foundation
  • Board Member, Hospice Foundation of Central New York, Inc.
  • Treasurer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, Inc.
  • Planned Giving Committee, Enable, Inc.
  • Planned Giving Committee, Francis House
  • Former Treasurer, Child Care Council of Onondaga County, Inc.
  • Past President, Estate Planning Council of Central New York, Inc.