Emma K. Pletenycky


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Emma Pletenycky assists high net worth individuals and families with trust and estate planning. Her practice includes the preparation of wills and trusts, as well as drafting surrogate's court documents and assisting clients with all aspects of estate and trust administration.

Emma served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Rita Mella, Surrogate of New York County, where she drafted decisions and conferred on complex and novel issues before the court in contested probate and administration proceedings.

During her time in law school, Emma served as an intern at the New York City Bar Justice Center Planning and Estates Law Project, where she now serves as a pro bono attorney at their clinic. She was the student chapter president of the National Academy for Elder Law Attorneys, a student attorney in the elder law clinic and a judicial extern to the Honorable Laura Visitación-Lewis in the New York County Supreme Court. In 2018, Emma was a recipient of a Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship from the New York State Bar Foundation, which provided her with the opportunity to get hands-on experience working in the chambers of the Honorable Peter J. Kelly, Surrogate of Queens County.


Education and Credentials

New York Law School, J.D., 2019
St. John's University, B.A., 2014
State of New York
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Mediation Committee, Vice-Chair, 2024
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Administration Committee, Vice-Chair, 2023
New York City Bar Justice Center Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP), Attorney Panel Member

Recognition and Community


Recipient of Professor Joseph T. Arenson Award for Excellence in Wills and Decedent's Estates, New York Law School, 2019

Recipient of Alexander D. Forger Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession, New York Law School, 2019

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