The Legacy Firm, LLC
9 Hamlin Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
The Legacy Firm, LLC
The Legacy Firm is focused on estate planning, probate, trust administration, elder law and special needs issues. Based in Dutchess County, NY, our mission is to provide residents of Dutchess County and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Charitable Giving and Special Needs Trusts. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Residents of Dutchess County and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.
About Edward Lent
Edward has spent several years working with children with special needs and providing for their care as well as the care for their family members. Edward is passionate about working with individuals with special needs, families, and businesses. He is dedicated to helping his clients avoid probate, and minimize Federal and State taxes, and provide for those with special needs. Edward understands that although most clients share many of the same concerns—such as tax planning, health care cost in the event of illness, and wealth preservation—he is committed to crafting the best possible, customized estate plan for every client.
Edward has a bachelor’s of science in aerospace engineering with a focus in astronautics and a minor in math. He worked at NASA’s Johnson Space center in Houston, Texas until the end of the space shuttle program. After the end of the shuttle program he went to law school at Florida A&M in Orlando, Florida. He graduated manga cum laude in the top 3% of his class. After law school, he worked for a year at the United States Patent and Trademark office and is currently a clerk for a federal administrative law judge at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Edward is an active member of his community, is well aware of the importance of estate planning, and dedicates himself to informing the public of the need for careful attention to their specific situations. He is recognized for his ability to reduce complex legal principles into understandable concepts. In addition to helping clients secure the peace of mind that comes from having a well-crafted estate plan in place, Edward also volunteers his time to help children with special needs.
About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.