Practice Areas

Trust and Estate Planning, Estate Tax Planning, and Trust and Estate Administration Services

Mary concentrates her practice in the areas of estate and tax planning, and estate and trust administration. She works with clients in developing and structuring their estate plans, and effects the planning with preparation of Wills and trusts, beneficiary designation formats, powers of attorney, health care decision documents, family partnerships and limited liability companies. She counsels clients on methods of incorporating charitable giving into their estate plans to achieve family goals, and to achieve tax advantages.  She assists business owners in succession planning and implementation of their plans.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Monroe County Bar Association

  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Trusts and Estates Section of Monroe County Bar Association

  • Trusts and Estates Section of New York State Bar Association

  • Former member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Monroe County Bar Association

  • Estate Planning Council of Rochester

  • Member of Board of Directors of Sojourner Development Corporation

  • Member and President of Monica Housing, LLC

  • Member of Board of Directors of Cracker Box Palace at Alasa Farms, Inc.

  • Member and Secretary, Board of Directors of the Highland Park Conservancy

  • Planned Giving and Endowment Committee of the Rochester Area Community Foundation

  • Former member of the Board of Directors of Sojourner Hall for Women

  • Former member of Rochester Area Contemporary Art Center, Inc.

  • Former member of Rochester Area Community Foundation

Prior Experience

Mary Fisher became an associate in the law firm of Mousaw, Vigdor, Reeves, Heilbronner & Kroll, Rochester, New York in 1980, and joined that firm as a partner in 1987.  On January 1, 1995, Mousaw, Vigdor, Reeves, Heilbronner & Kroll merged with Boylan, Brown, Code, Vigdor & Wilson, LLP, and she became of counsel to Boylan Brown.  On January 1, 2012, she joined Lacy Katzen LLP.


  • Goucher College (B.A., 1964)
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (M.S., 1972)
  • Cornell Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1979)


  • New York State Bar


Mary resides in the City of Rochester.  She enjoys walking expeditions, especially in Highland Park; gardening; traveling; and working with small not-for-profit organizations.

Blog Posts & Resources by Mary

  • Lacy Katzen Attorney’s Commitment to the Community

    June 10, 2016

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