Martin Finn

Lavelle & Finn LLP
Founding Partner
marty@lavelleandfinn.com
(518) 869-6227

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Martin S. Finn, an attorney and certified public accountant, is a founding partner of the law firm of Lavelle & Finn, LLP. Mr. Finn counsels clients on estate, financial, tax, business and elder law issues including personal and corporate tax planning, business counseling, structuring of business transactions, estate administration and estate and business succession planning.

Mr. Finn earned a B.B.A. from Siena College (1980), a J.D. from Albany Law School (1983), an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University (1989), is an AICPA-credentialed Personal Financial Specialist (2016), and is a National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Estate Planning Hall of Fame® Accredited Estate Planner® (Distinguished) Nominee (2019). He is a member of the American, New York State, Albany County, and Schenectady County Bar Associations; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.; and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Finn is a frequent lecturer and, with law partner John H. Lavelle, is a co-author of Cents & Sensibility: The Practical Guide to Money & Aging (iUniverse, 2006), and Estate Planning Techniques for Mid-Sized Estates (PESI, 2005).

Mr. Finn is Chair of the AICPA Conference on Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual; Chair of the AICPA Sophisticated Tax Conference; Financial Officer of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association; Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Capital Region Chamber Foundation; Chair of the Supervisory Committee and member of the Board of Managers of CAP COM Federal Credit Union; Member of the Board of Directors of The Schenectady County Community College Foundation; and Former Schenectady County Legislator (District 3), 2008-2013.

He is also an Adjunct Professor at Schenectady County Community College and past Adjunct Professor at Siena College, Albany Law School, and the University at Albany.

Mr. Finn is the 2005 recipient of the Fr. Benjamin Kuhn Award for his contribution to Siena College, the 2001 recipient of the Schenectady County Bar Association’s Lawyer in Service to the Community Award and the 1998 recipient of Professional Education System, Inc.’s Excellence in Education Award

About Us: Lavelle & Finn, LLP has thrived by taking an individualized approach to working with our clients and building our firm. Our clients benefit from our high-touch atmosphere and enjoy having the members of our team know who they are and truly care about their individual needs. Our team has the right mix of attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff, providing our clients with expertise, knowledge and experience without massive overhead or international affiliates pushing us to provide esoteric specialties. We understand and respond to our clients’ needs and ensure each step of the process is dedicated to protecting their families and their wealth.

Upcoming Live Webinars

TOP NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR TAX, ESTATE & FINANCIAL PLANNERS

Available Date(s)
Wednesday, April 01, 2020: 9:30AM EDT

CostFREE  CPE Credits1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other      

ADVISING A FAMILY AFTER THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE: TAX & FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Available Date(s)
Wednesday, April 08, 2020: 10:30AM EDT

CostFREE  CPE Credits1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other      

Self-Study CPE Offered

ESTATE PLANNING STRATEGIES FOR MEDIUM AND HIGH NET WORTH CLIENTS POST TCJA

Date OfferedDecember 15, 2019  Cost$10.00  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodSelf Study  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

EXPLORING THE CPA'S EXPANDING ROLE IN A CLIENT'S TAX AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

Date OfferedFebruary 6, 2020  Cost$10.00  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodSelf Study  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

TAX EFFICIENT CHARITABLE GIVING STRATEGIES

Date OfferedFebruary 13, 2020  Cost$10.00  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodSelf Study  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

Archived Webinars Offered

ADVISING A FAMILY AFTER THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE: TAX & FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Date RecordedFebruary 18, 2020  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

TOP NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR TAX, ESTATE & FINANCIAL PLANNERS

Date RecordedFebruary 4, 2020  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

TOP YEAR-END TAX & FINANCIAL PLANNING TIPS

Date RecordedDecember 30, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other