Deborah Wolf Miller

Deborah Wolf Miller

  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Deborah is a solo practitioner in Ithaca, NY, and continues to practice in NJ. Her practice focuses on estate administration and estate planning, and real property transfers. She was previously a partner with the firm of Miller and Miller in Chenango County, staff counsel for the Chenango County Department of Social Services, and an editor for Gann Law Books, a NJ legal treatise publishing company. Prior to moving to NY in 1996, she was an associate with Garrigle and Palm, an insurance defense firm in NJ specializing in construction defect defense, products liability defense, insurance coverage, and professional malpractice defense. Upon graduation from law school, Deborah served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald A. Smith, Jr. (Superior Court of New Jersey- Civil), as well as a teaching assistant for a tax course at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. Deborah graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, NJ in 1989, having received the American Jurisprudence Award for Real Estate Conveyancing, and was a pupil of the American Inn of Court #111-The Camden Inn, from 1990 to 1992. Deborah is currently a member of the Tompkins County Bar Association, CLE Chair of the Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates, and Elder Law Sections), and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, the NY Northern District federal Court, the NJ District federal Court, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - 1989 Real Estate Conveyance course; Dean's List
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
B.A. (1986) | History, English
Honors: High Honors, History Dept.; Dean's List
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Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning and Administration training, Ithaca, NY
An overview of estate planning and estate administration, with an emphasis on the attorney's role in avoiding financial exploitation of the elderly.
Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
- Current
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Tompkins County Bar Association
- Current
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Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association
CLE co-Chair
Activities: Continuing Legal Education courses
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New Jersey State Bar  # 026151989
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American Inns of Court - Camden
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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3rd Circuit
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Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Research & Writing
  • Avoiding Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
Legal Answers
Q. Nys if my grandmother had no will and 1 surviving child and 1 predeceased child (,my mother) who inherits everything?
A: Your mother's children have the rights your mother would have had, according to NY EPTL 4-1.1(a)(3), as long as your grandmother had no surviving spouse. Your aunt does not automatically inherit everything.
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Contact & Map
Notice: Hours by appointment only
416 N. Tioga Street
[MAILING: P.O. Box 538]
Ithaca, NY 14851
Telephone: (607) 277-0272