James G. Vazzana

Of Counsel

James G. Vazzana

Of Counsel

Contact

Direct: 585-987-2889
Fax: 585-445-2389
Jvazzana@woodsoviatt.com
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At a Glance

James G. Vazzana is Of Counsel in the firm's Family Wealth & Estate Planning Department. He concentrates his practice in estate planning and estate administration. He works closely with clients and their advisors to develop appropriate estate plans for them and their families.

Honors

  • Induction in the National MS Society in 2000
  • Upstate New York Multiple Sclerosis Society Hall of Fame inductee and Angel Award Winner 1999
  • New York State Bar Association Award for Appreciation for the Invaluable Contribution of Expertise to the Continuing Legal Education Program (1987-1989)

Education

New York Law School, J.D.

St. Bonaventure University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

State of New York

United States Supreme Court

Key Representative Matters

Matter of Birnbaum (Court appointed Official Referee, Queensbury); Matter of DeBeladino; Matter of Alexander; Matter of Baby Girl B (contested adoption); Chase Manhattan Bank, Trustee for Charles Pioch on behalf of Frank Iacovangelo, Public Administrator of the County of Monroe; Legal Counsel to Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service (1972-present)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Trusts and Estates Section Monroe County Bar Association (Member, Board of Trustees 1983-1985; Chairman 1981; Guest Lecturer 1971)
  • Managing Partner of the former law firm Wiedman, Vazzana, Corcoran & Volta, P.C. (1999-2020)
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee (1987-1989)

Community Involvement

  • Member Board of Directors, Golisano Children's Hospital (1993-present)
  • Chairman of the Monroe County Airport Authority (1989-present)
  • Member Rochester General Hospital Foundation (2010-present)
  • Chairman Rochester Cultural Center Commission (1991-2009)
  • Member Park Ridge (Unity) Hospital Foundation (2005-2010)
  • Member Genesee Hospital Foundation (1998-2003)
  • Member Board of Directors Children's Hospital at University of Rochester (1988-1993)
  • Nazareth College Advisory Committee (1988-1990)
  • US Army Reserves (1969-1975)
Practice Areas: Family Wealth and Estate Planning • Estate & Trust Administration