Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row Martin W. O’Toole has been named to The Daily Record’s “Power 20” list for his work in Trusts and Estates law.
The Power 20 list showcases power players who are leading the Western New York legal community into the future. These lawyers and legal professionals make decisions that impact lives, inspire success and spark innovation.
O’Toole, who is chair of HSE’s Trusts and Estates practice, advises individuals and families on estate planning and owners and principals of closely-held businesses on succession and transition planning. He counsels clients on estate tax reduction strategies and techniques, charitable planning, estate planning issues with qualified plan benefits and IRAs, life insurance trusts and split-dollar arrangements, generation-skipping planning, and more.
O’Toole publishes and lectures regularly on Trusts and Estates law and is a member of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and American Bar Foundation. He was named to the 2021 Daily Record’s “Power 20” list, honored as Best Lawyers® 2011 Trusts & Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY, is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been included in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list from 2007-2021 in the field of Estate Planning Law and Probate. He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Trusts & Estates Law and Elder Law.
A magna cum laude graduate of both Hamilton College and Cornell Law School, O’Toole has served in leadership positions with many organizations, including the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester, the Planned Giving Advisory Committee of The Carter Center in Atlanta, GA, and as Former Chair of the Executive Council, Trusts and Estates Section, for the Monroe County Bar Association.