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Marcus W. Kroll

Areas of Practice:

Asset Protection Planning
Elder Law/Long Term Health Care and Medicaid Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Estate and Trust Litigation
Family Wealth Planning
Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples
Non-Traditional Estate Planning
Special Needs Planning


Pittsford-Sutherland High School, 1999
University Catholique de Louvain, 2000
American University of Paris, 2001
American University, B.A. 2003
Washington College of Law, J.D. 2006
American University, M.A. 2007






mkroll at woodsoviatt dot email_domain_ext



At a Glance:

Marcus W. Kroll is a Rochester native, an associate in the firm, and a member of the Family Wealth and Estate Planning Department.  He concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration, long term care planning, elder law and Medicaid qualification, special needs planning, adoptions and guardianships for incapacitated persons.

Marcus has unique experience in planning for lesbian and gay clients in same-sex relationships and marriages who spend time in states which do not recognize their relationship, navigating the conflicting New York and Federal laws regarding LGBT couples, dealing with planning issues that arise from second marriages, and litigating contested guardianships.

Community Involvement:

Marcus serves on the Rochester Area Community Foundation Professional Advisors Liaison Committee and the Rochester Area Community Foundation LGBT Giving Circle Steering Committee.  He is a board member of the local chapters of the Sports Car Club of America and the BMW Club of America.  He serves on the board of the ImageOut Film Festival and acts as counsel for the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley.  He is an avid networker and a member of a local BNI chapter.

Bar Admissions:

Mr. Kroll is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.  He is a certified Guardian Ad Litem, Article 81 Guardian, Court Evaluator, Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Persons, and Law Guardian/Attorney for the Child.

Professional Affiliations:

Marcus is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Monroe County Bar Association where he is a member of the LGBT committee. He is a frequent lecturer on timely and diverse topics, including speaking engagements with various community and advisor organizations along with accredited professional continuing education programs.


He lives in Pittsford with his wife, son, daughter, and cats.  He is a life-long martial artist, world traveler, automobile enthusiast and race car driver.

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