Welcome to the website of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc. (the “Council”).

The Council promotes professional standards of excellence and integrity, offers educational and informational programs to its members, furthers the growth and scope of estate planning activities of its members, facilitates networking, and promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge in the multi-faceted disciplines of its members.

The Council members are CPAs, lawyers, members of banks’ trust departments, CLU’s, ChFC’s, CFP’s, certified fund raising executives, those accredited in business valuations and others involved with estates and trusts, who are deemed qualified for membership at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

The Council provides four educational meetings a year. The meetings are normally held at Wolfert’s Roost Country Club in Menands, New York.

The Council is a member of the National Association of Estate Planners. This enables our members to receive benefits including discounts and free access to the Leimberg Information Service.

Our upcoming meetings, including the name of the speaker, the topic, the continuing education credit available and the logistics for the meeting will be listed on this website.

We welcome new members and guests.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, the other members of the board, or Executive Director Stephanie Cogan at epceny@gmail.com.


Lucy Kats, Esq.

Council President

See our Financial Aid Policy.



Our Chapter continues to be recognized as a 5 Star Council by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils as a part of the Leonard H. Neiman and Walter Lee Davis, Jr. Council of Excellence Award program.  This honor was created to recognize estate planning councils that have demonstrated a high level of achievement in areas critical to a successful membership experience.  

Members of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc. have unlimited access to Leimberg Information Services' (LISI) huge database of cases, rulings, legislation, and much more.  LISI provides fast, frank, and incisive analysis of proposed and recent legislation, regulations, cases, and rulings by industry experts and is home to a very powerful engine that allows members to create customized searches and find information quickly and easily.  In addition, all members receive a weekly highlight email with a link to the EPC login portal. > Login Now or Watch the LISI Tutorial

Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Inc. is affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and joining can fulfill the requirement of belonging to an affiliated local estate planning council to become an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee. Please contact the national office at 866-226-2224 to learn more about the Accredited Estate Planner® designation.