Rachelle H. Nuhfer

Rachelle H. Nuhfer


Associated Practice Areas: 

Estate and Trust Planning; Business Succession Planning; Trust and Estate Administration; Business and Corporate Law; Trust and Estate Litigation.

Rachelle works closely with clients to understand the clients’ needs and to develop a strategic estate plan that best protects the clients’ assets while achieving the clients’ planning objectives.  Rachelle counsels clients in all estate planning matters including the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies, and beneficiary designations.

Rachelle also counsels clients regarding various business and corporate law matters, including formation and structuring of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, and succession planning.

Before joining Lacy Katzen LLP, Rachelle spent two years as an Appellate Court Attorney with the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, where she handled both civil and criminal appeals.


University at Buffalo Law School (J.D.), Summa Cum Laude;

St. Bonaventure University (B.A.), Summa Cum Laude.


New York State Bar

Florida State Bar


Rachelle is listed in the Super Lawyers for 2016 and 2017 as an Upstate New York "Rising Star".

Professional and Community Affiliations: 

Rachelle is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association, the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, and the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association. Rachelle currently serves on the Monroe County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Executive Council.

Rachelle is also a volunteer with the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County.


Rachelle resides in the City of Rochester with her husband and son.  She enjoys traveling, cooking, antiques, reading fiction novels, and spending time with friends and family.