Lisa J. Allen, Attorney

Lisa concentrates her legal practice at Schop, Powell & Allen in Estate Planning, Disability Advocacy, Elder Law, Medicaid Eligibility, Guardianships, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Nursing Home Planning, Tax Planning and Estate Administration. Admitted to practice in New York State, United States District Court and United States Bankruptcy Court, Lisa is also an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, a frequent community lecturer on issues affecting the elderly and disabled and an instructor of continuing education for financial professionals, accountants and attorneys.

She is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section and Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Surrogate’s Court Practice and Procedure Committee, Elder Law Committee and Disability Law Committee of the Erie County Bar Association.

A recognized leader in the area of Elder and Disability Law, Lisa was formerly the Eighth Judicial District’s representative on the Executive Committee for the New York State Bar Association’s Trust and Estates Section and is a member of the Estate Analysts of Western New York, Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York and the Network in Aging of WNY.

Lisa received her law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harpur College, Binghamton University. While in law school, she received a Baldy Fellowship for the study of law and social policy.

Her community service has included serving on the Board of Directors for the People Inc. Foundation, the University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association and the Professional Advisory Committee of the Buffalo Community Foundation. She was named a Business First Woman of Influence in 2003 and a New York Super Lawyer (Upstate) in the area of Trusts and Estates in 2012 by the Thomson Reuters news organization.