We focus our elder law practice on addressing the care, well-being, and challenges facing seniors. Whether you need long-range planning or immediate crisis planning, we can provide you with the services you need to ensure that all of your affairs are in order.
Our planning services include the following:
• Asset Preservation in the Event of Catastrophic Illness
• Estate Tax Planning
• Probate Avoidance Planning
• Asset Management in the Event of Incapacity
In the event of an immediate crisis, we can quickly work out solutions to protect your finances and assets in the case that the cost of care may deplete them.
Please call today to schedule a consultation, and rest assured that your affairs will be in order.
Meet Our Dedicated Team of Lawyers
Elizabeth A. Ingold
Elizabeth A. Ingold founded Ingold Law in 2008. She counsels families and individuals in all stages of life to achieve lifetime and testamentary goals. She excels in tailoring sophisticated estate plans to conserve and transfer wealth, to preserve businesses, real estate, and other assets.
As an Elder Law attorney, her approach is a holistic one as she recognizes that such planning requires collaboration with other trusted advisors, such as financial planners and accountants. In her experience, this has proven to be crucial when customizing a plan for her older clients and their caregivers who not only need traditional estate planning but also require planning for governmental benefits such as Medicaid and Veteran’s Aid and Attendance to pay for care. Over the years, Elizabeth has built a team of professionals who can formulate an effective care plan for clients and their elderly/disabled loved ones. It is always her goal to develop a strategy that allows for a higher quality of life while at the same time allowing for as much independence as possible.
For Elizabeth, the most rewarding aspect of her career is listening to the issues of each individual client and addressing their legal problems in the context of each person’s unique family framework. She also very much enjoys educating individuals on the topics of Estate Planning, Asset Protection, and Long-Term Care Planning. She has lectured extensively for both professional and private groups.
Originally from Fredonia, New York, Elizabeth now resides in Tonawanda with her husband Nicholas and their daughter, Vivienne.
Tammy Magiera joined Ingold Law PLLC in March of 2011. Tammy brings to this firm 17 years of experience in Estate Administration, Estate Planning and Elder Law. Tammy is trained in the fields of estate, gift and income taxation, as well as Surrogate’s Court proceedings. As head of the Estate Administration department, she is skilled in the preparation of all necessary legal documents for an estate proceeding. She assists clients in the administration of an estate from the time of death to the final accounting and settlement. With a solid foundation in estate administration, she is able to simplify its complicated process. Her knowledge in this area of law assures that our clients’ matters will be handled with the utmost responsibility and confidentiality. Her professionalism and passion for this area of law are only matched by her compassion for the firm’s clients.
Tammy is a graduate of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina where she earned her Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. In addition, she attended Hilbert College and Erie Community Colleges paralegal programs. Tammy enjoys traveling, spending time with her family including her dogs Lucy and Laney and watching her daughter’s sporting events.
Lucy the Lab
Lucy the Lab joined our team in December 2017, and is the fur baby of Tammy Magiera, our Estate Administration paralegal. Lucy has been working at Ingold Law as the “Office Dog” since she was eight weeks old. She is responsible for providing pet therapy and dog-cuddle fixes. Lucy frequently attends client conferences with the Ingold Law members and their clients. She also considers herself the official “Greeter” at the front door. She is also very fond of anything she can get to eat. Lucy enjoys her toys, swimming and playing catch with her “Chuck It” at the park.