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Frank Glinsky
Senior Partner

Frank Glinsky, the Senior Partner and founder of the Firm, obtained his B.A.(summa cum laude) from Lehigh University, where he was named to Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious collegiate honor society in the United States, dating back more than two centuries. While at Lehigh, Mr. Glinsky was also admitted to Phi Alpha Theta, an honor fraternity for American History, and to another such fraternity, Sigma Tau Delta, for English Literature. Mr. Glinsky graduated ninth out of a class of more than 1,400 students. He subsequently received his J.D., with Honors, from George Washington University, and an M.B.A. from New York University in tax, accounting and finance, also with Honors. Although Mr. Glinsky initially practiced law in Baltimore for a very brief period, he has now practiced in Manhattan for over thirty years. Prior to establishing the Firm in 2002, he was a partner of two leading New York City law firms where his personal specialty was Trusts and Estates law. In Mr. Glinsky’s view, Trusts and Estates falls under the general ambit of “Personal Planning”, which includes Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Family Law, and other areas necessary to care for all of a family’s personal needs and to address their particular circumstances. Thus, the Firm, although principally a Trusts and Estates firm, has the staff and expertise to provide clients with virtually every legal service applicable to a family’s (or indvidual’s) legal concerns. Mr. Glinsky, himself, is a highly skilled Trusts and Estates practitioner with a warm personal approach. He is deeply committed to providing each one of his clients with individual attention in a cost effective and efficacious manner. Mr. Glinsky has been the editor and author of various Trusts and Estates publications dating back to 1985, when he co-authored the very first article on the then monumental changes that occurred durring that year regarding the federal estate tax marital deduction. He is a member of The American Bar Association, and its Estates and Trusts Section.

From the mid- 1980s to the early 1990s, during the height of the AIDS crisis in New York City, Mr. Glinsky served as a committee chair at GMHC which coordinated several dozen volunteer lawyers in the City to care for the legal needs of dying AIDS patients in nearly every major hospital in New York. He personally visited many hospitals, especially the St. Vincent’s AIDS ward, and prepared Personal Planning documents for the very ill and dying, numbering well over 250 such visits. Mr. Glinsky tried his very best to help those who could not otherwise afford such critical legal services. To Mr. Glinsky’s eternal heartbreak, every such patient died.

Mr. Glinsky, who maintains a winter home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is on the Board of Trustees of the Vallarta Botanical Gardens and is also one of the very few named "Guardians" of the VBG. He was named the first ever Visionary Supporter of the VBG, and serves as Vice- Chairman for Endowments of the Gardens' Investment Committee, which he established. Mr. Glinsky also provides pro bono legal services on a regular basis to the VBG (the Gardens is both a U. S. and Canadian charity, and its status as a Mexican charity is nearly complete. ) Mr. Glinsky was the principal fundraiser for the Garden’s new Orchid Conservatory, to be completed in late 2014. Mr. Glinsky’s main focus with the VBG is that, as one of its principal functions, it serves as an educational center for the many underprivileged children of Mexico. The Gardens is a true iconic spot in that country, and is one of the top ten Botanical Gardens in the Americas. It is Mr. Glinsky’s hope and dream that the Gardens will outlive all of us, for generations to come.

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