John Brenon’s practice has focused on the full range of estate planning, estate administration, elder law issues and, at the other end of the spectrum of life, the law with respect to the adoption of children for more than 35 years.
He has extensive experience designing estate plans for clients ranging from those with only modest means to those with significant wealth, and is skilled at estate planning utilizing simple and complex wills, revocable and irrevocable living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, supplemental needs trusts and charitable remainder trusts.
He has also overseen the probate and administration of hundreds of estates and trusts ranging from uncontested matters through complex, contested matters, and has extensive expertise in the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns.
His adoption law experience likewise includes local, interstate, and international adoptions in which he has successfully represented, variously, the adoptive parents, birth parents, children, and agencies in both contested and uncontested cases.
He is admitted before all of the courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the United States Tax Court.
He is a member of the Trusts and Estates Law and Elder Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association, and the Practice and Procedure in Surrogate’s Court Committee and Elder Law Committees of the Erie County (New York) Bar Associations, and has lectured extensively on estate planning, estate administration, elder law, adoption, and other topics in continuing legal education programs sponsored by the New York State and other bar associations, and private continuing legal education providers.
John G. Brenon teams up with Kelly V. Zarcone and Allan R. Lipman present online snowbird seminar
John G. Brenon teamed up with NY /FL partner Kelly V. Zarcone and retired partner, Allan R. Lipman, to establish a website where clients can get extensive information regarding tax and other issues involved in becoming a snowbird.