Sharon L. Wick, Phillips Lytle Partner

Sharon L. Wick

Partner
Buffalo
(716) 847-7025
swick@phillipslytle.com
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Ms. Wick concentrates her practice in the areas of trust and estate administration, estate planning, and estate and gift taxation. Areas of estate planning experience include wills, a variety of trust vehicles and planning for retirement benefits. Ms. Wick is also experienced in assisting owners to plan for closely held businesses and in a variety of charitable giving techniques. She is the Chair of the Trust and Estate Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. In addition, Ms. Wick is a frequent presenter on Trust and Estate-related topics for a variety of audiences.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • New York

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2021
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2016
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2020
  • Buffalo Business First, “Power 150 Women” List, 2020
  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNY, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2013-2014, 2019-2020
  • Buffalo Business First, “Power 125 Women” List, 2018-2019
  • Listed as a 2011 Five Star Wealth Manager, Buffalo Spree and Crescendo Business Services

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1984
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1981

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Surrogate’s Court Committee, Former Chair
  • Estate Analysts of Western New York
  • Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Trust and Estates Law Section, Former Chair
  • NYSBA Journal, Board of Editors
  • The New York Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter

Past Activities

  • Catholic Health Systems Long Term Care, Board of Directors
  • Girl Scout Council of Buffalo & Erie County, Inc., Finance Committee Member
  • Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee
  • Leadership Buffalo, Class of 1995
  • Maria Love Convalescent Fund, Board of Directors
  • Nardin Academy, Board of Trustees, Past Chair
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association, Leadership Council
  • UB Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Vice President
  • Leave a Legacy® WNY
    • Steering Committee
  • Planned Giving Consortium of Western New York, Board of Directors
  • Shea’s – O’Connell Preservation Guild, Ltd., Board of Directors, Secretary