Jason P. Torres, Esq.

Jason P. Torres, Esq., the Firm’s founder, practices trust and estate law, with a concentration in Trust and estate planning, creation of Wills and trusts, estate settlement, and trust administration.  He is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York.

A member of the New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section) and the Estate Planning Council of Rochester, NY (Executive Committee), Jason is also a past member of the Monroe County (NY) Bar Association’s Executive Council (Trusts and Estates Section) (2005-2008) and Academy of Law (2005-2008).

Jason currently serves as a Board member and chairman of the Penfield Education Foundation, as well as a Steering Committee Member and coach within the Penfield Youth Basketball organization.

Jason is a past Trustee and chairman of the Crestwood Children’s Foundation and the Hillside Children’s Foundation (2010-2012).  In addition, Jason is the past chair of the Hillside Family of Agencies’ Pension Committee and Planned Giving Committee, as well as a past member of its Golf Tournament Committee.  Jason’s also served as a Board Member and Treasurer for the Indian Landing Elementary Home School Association (2010-2012). He is a founding board member of the Buchanan Brothers’ Memorial Run benefiting two scholarships in the Honeoye Falls, NY, School District, and a former member of the SUNY Geneseo Jones School of Business Advisory Council.

Jason holds a B.S. in Management Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law.


Sara E. Rook Esq.
Of Counsel


Sara E. Rook, Esq. focuses her practice in the area of Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate and Guardianships. She provides clients with necessary estate planning tools including Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care proxies. Sara also assists clients with planning to avoid estate tax as well as providing estate administration services. She also has experience in the area of family and employment law. Sara is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York and in U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York.

She is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section) and the Monroe County Bar Association. Sara has also been involved with GRAWA (Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys) and VLSP (Volunteer Legal Services Project). In 2014, 2015 and 2016, she was nominated by her peers and named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the Upstate New York region. In addition, she has served as a Guardian Ad Litem in Surrogate’s Court and has been a mentor to new attorneys in New York State’s Attorney for the Child program.

Her service to the community includes volunteering for Christ Clarion Preschool, Mendon Center Elementary School, and the Bivona Child Advocacy Center.

Sara holds a B.S. in Management Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law where she graduated cum laude and was a member of the Justinian Honor Society. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Telesca in the Western District of New York.


Kathleen T. Hoppin, Esq.
Associate


Kathleen T. Hoppin, Esq. practices trust and estate law, with a concentration in estate planning, creation of Wills and trusts, and estate administration. She also has experience in the area of professional legal ethics (primarily conflicts of interest) and civil litigation. She is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York.

As a member of the Monroe County Bar Association, Katie serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee and is a former member of the Board of Trustees (2005-2008). She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section), GRAWA (Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys), and has been involved with VLSP (Volunteer Legal Services Project). She was a 2005 recipient of the William E. McKnight Volunteer Service Award.

In the community, Katie is the Secretary of the Pittsford Little League.

Katie holds a B.A. from Villanova University where she graduated cum laude, and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.


Amy M. Branch

Amy concentrates in trust and estate administration.  Her responsibilities include the preparation of probate and administration documents, assisting clients with the collection and valuation of assets, the distribution of estates and trusts, and the preparation of accountings and informal/formal settlement documents.

Amy joined our firm having had more than 20 years of administrative and office management experience, primarily with Icon Design & the Wendell Castle Collection LLC.

She currently volunteers as Secretary for the Churchville-Chili Saints Sports Booster Club.

Amy earned her A.A. degree in Legal Secretarial Science from Bryant & Stratton College.


Gina M. Weeks


Gina provides administrative support to the Firm.  Her responsibilities include the preparation and management of correspondence, reports and documents, organization and coordination of client meetings and conferences, and the maintenance of internal office systems and procedures.

Gina earned her Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from Bryant & Stratton College.