Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Terrance W. Emmens

Terrance W. Emmens


p: 585.295.4472

f: 585.295.8436

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Rochester Office

2000 Five Star Bank Plaza
100 Chestnut Street
Rochester, New York 14604

Terry helps families plan and implement strategies that protect assets at all stages of life and for successive generations. He provides counsel on the development and implementation of trusts and estates, guardianship planning, and planning for people with disabilities. He is experienced in matters regarding nursing home care and asset protection, estate litigation, and in Medicaid-related litigation. Among the strategies he uses are outright gifts, Medicaid-permitted trusts, supplemental-needs trusts, loans, annuities, and deeds. In addition, Terry prepares essential documents that include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies, and documents necessary for estate probate and related administration. He also works with families to avoid probate. 

Practice Areas


  • Vermont Law School, J.D.
  • George Washington University, B.A.

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Committee, Chair
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section, Executive Counsel
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Estate Planning Counsel of Rochester
  • Volunteer Legal Service Project, Elder Care Counselor

Civic Activities

  • Monroe Golf Club, Secretary


  • The Best Lawyers of America®, Trusts and Estates, 2013-2018

Prior Experience

  • Lacy Katzen LLP, Partner
  • US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Francis G. Conrad