At the law firm of Susan G. Parker, Esq., PC, we specialize in estate planning, elder law planning, business counseling and probate. Some clients want a health care proxy, durable power of attorney or a will. Others want us to look at their assets and come up with a solid estate plan. We also prepare special needs trusts and working on planning for those who need government provided assistance.
We also work with clients who want agreements, contracts and other business related agreements – as part of an estate plan or to transfer a family or small business. We also prepare marital or pre-nup agreements.
We also provide additional services to help clients keep their own or their parents’ legal, tax and financial affairs in order. Our local neighbors in Chappaqua, Ossining, Croton, Hawthorne, Pleasantville, Thornwood, Yorktown, Eastchester, Yorktown Heights, Katonah, Rye, Somers, Tuckahoe, Eastchester and Cortlandt Manor come to our law office in Briarcliff Manor for legal assistance. We are excited to welcome clients from all of Westchester County and New York City as well as clients from all over the country who need help for parents and relatives in New York State.
Susan G. Parker
Susan G. Parker Esq. received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned her law degree at St. John’s University School of Law. She later received an advanced tax law degree from New York University School of Law ( LL.M. Masters in Taxation.)
Upon graduation from law school, Susan G. Parker specialized in benefits, pensions, executive compensation and employment contracts at the NYC office of Coudert Brothers. She expanded her experience into estate planning and representing closely held businesses while in practice at a large White Plains law firm. Thereafter, Susan served as a tax attorney at Texaco, Inc. and expanded her experience into corporate and international tax matters.
Susan G. Parker Esq. initially opened her Westchester County, NY law firm in 1996. Her goal was to provide top flight service and experience, at more affordable fees, than available elsewhere in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess Counties.
Susan is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida. She is also admitted to practice before the federal courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Tax Court. Ms. Parker is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Florida Bar Association. Ms. Parker is also the author of four books published as part of the Real Life Legal TM series: Estate Planning: A Road Map for Beginners, Elder Law: Legal Planning for Seniors, What to Do When Someone Dies and Business Owners Start-up Guide.
More about Susan G. Parker
Why did you decide to become a lawyer?
I am long on truth, justice and fairness. I grew up watching Perry Mason and I like to see justice served.
Why did you decide on Estate Law?
After years in other fields, including tax , corporate finance and employee benefits, I felt I could make the biggest impact on individuals by providing personal service, one client at a time. Because of my background in taxes and employee benefits, I have a leg up when it comes to estate planning because I have a deep understanding of tax and other planning for special type of assets.
Why did you choose to live and work in Briarcliff Manor?
I moved here in 1980 right out of law school and raised my family here. I enjoy serving members of my community and nearby areas.
Who are your favorite lawyers? Why?
I enjoy TV and movie lawyers – especially Perry Mason, and the lawyers on Law & Order. I think these shows give people a good understanding of how the law works and why it’s not always fair, and why justice isn’t always served.
What do you like about being a lawyer?
My greatest satisfaction is helping people plan for their future and shepherding them through life transitions such as business and estate planning, probate and elder law matters.
Advice for younger generations about becoming a lawyer?
If you care about something deeply, legal training can be invaluable in your chosen field, even if you don’t actually practice law. The study of law requires discipline and expands your mind. If you do practice law, you have a real opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.
What is the most difficult part of your job?
As a person who’s practiced law for over 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of things change. As a practitioner with specialties in several areas of law, my biggest challenge is staying abreast of law changes – everything from state laws affecting trusts and estates to trends that affect privacy and businesses nationwide.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Helping people. I derive a great deal of satisfaction in helping people nail down their plans and providing them with assurance and certainty that things are set the way they want them to be.
What do you do when you are not working?
I enjoy the outdoors and have a golden retriever puppy who keeps me busy walking and running and playing. My hobbies include arts and crafts, writing and bike riding. I love the beach and I love to travel. In 2016 I went to Morocco!