After a lifetime of hard work, and meaningful achievement in both the personal and professional arenas, it’s gratifying to be able to take a breath and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Yet, as rewarding as this time of life may be, it's also a time of increasing complexity.

You may find yourself having to deal with a fresh set of issues and concerns: estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, elder law, special needs planning, estate litigation, guardianships...the list goes on.

Clearly, the need for a trusted advisor in this arena cannot be overstated. The Law Office of William F. Smith is a private law practice specializing in these critical areas of the law.

William F. Smith, known to friends and clients as Bill – has a deep expertise and more than 30 years’ experience in this arena, which has earned him a growing and loyal client base. Many lower Hudson Valley, including Rockland County families have benefited from Bill’s advice and guidance. Bill and Richard Pakola, Esq. (“Rick”) also routinely provide trust & estate advice and representation to families and seniors in Westchester County, Orange County, and New York City.

Bill is honored and extremely fortunate to have affiliated with Rick Pakola, popular with clients for his legal skill and excellent rapport in the trusts and estates areas of law, particularly with regard to guardianships, estate litigation and trust and estate administration. 

Please feel free to explore this website to learn more about Bill and Rick, and the legal issues they specialize in. Should you have any questions, or believe Bill and Rick may be able to help you navigate the waters of trust and estate planning, litigation involving estates & trusts, and the intricate aspects of guardianship and elder law, don't hesitate to contact us