About Us

John Marshall started this firm in 2015, after nearly two decades in healthcare and nursing, and after two years of general law practice.  He recognized a vacuum of information about estate planning in the everyday world, and particularly in healthcare institutions and at the bedside.  He realized that people weren't planning to let the law decide how to handle their affairs, and they didn't choose to neglect those very important things, just as they weren't planning on an accident or illness.  But by failing to plan ahead, these people seemingly were planning to fail.  

John spent years at the bedside in acute and critical care settings, caring for and serving people through difficult times and often at the  ends of their lives.  He understands that, fundamentally, we all want to protect those we love, even if we cannot be with them and even after we die.  He's learned that part of that protection, part of being able to stay with them after you're gone, is to make sure that all the things you've worked to provide them will last and will be handled the way you want. 

John graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 2013, where he was named on the Dean's List, researched and wrote on human rights issues for Impunity Watch, earned several academic awards, served in the Elder Law Clinic, and served as president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.   

He is admitted to the New York State Bar, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, the Central New York Estate Planning Council,  and proudly serves on the Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps Board of Directors. 

About You

Your circumstances are entirely unique, and no website, article or blog can adequately answer all your questions.  This site is intended to encourage you to take those next steps and to plan for the later ones, but is not intended to tell you what those steps should or will be.  Whether you are just married or never married, have a new baby or an adopted adolescent, recently divorced or celebrating a golden anniversary, retiring or starting a new career, all life's situations present special and unique opportunities.  You are more than a collection of your experiences and relationships, and an effective estate plan can be a part of who you are. 

And because that plan survives you, it can be a reminder of who you were.  Through your plan, you can provide for your children and grandchildren for years to come.  You can continue your charitable gifts and grants, or can set up a foundation or scholarship at your favorite school.  You can reach back, years after you're gone, and continue to have a positive and lasting effect on your family, your community, and the world.   But you have to decide to do it.  You have to take those steps and make a plan.  After all, it's about you. 


Plan Now For Later