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Jason P. Livingston

livingston-jasonJason P. Livingston

Member Attorney, Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC

Years in current role: 8

What do you enjoy most about practicing trusts and estates law?

I enjoy advising clients while educating them with the information they’ll need to make important decisions and analyzing the many nuances of each client’s finances and intrafamily dynamics. I approach each meeting with clients as an educator first, while also gathering all necessary information to make the best recommendations. I believe my job is to present the best possible options and know my clients are confident enough to choose the options which are best for their family’s plan.

What do you see as the biggest changes in the legal industry in the next 3-5 years?

Practicing as a T&E attorney is often limited to a regional client base, primarily for practical reasons, such as witnessing Wills and other estate documents in person. The last year has introduced everyone to the world of virtual meetings, with even those less tech-savvy clients growing familiar with the practice. I believe that virtual Will witnessing and notarizations will accelerate the push for a law allowing the practice to become a permanent option in NYS. This would allow estate attorneys to broaden their client reach throughout the state, instead of the traditional regional practice. I still prefer face-to-face meetings with clients and their families, but I still foresee a considerable shift ahead.

What are you most looking forward to doing as COVID restrictions ease?

Being together with family, reconnecting with friends, and seeing fans in the stands at One Bills Drive!