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.


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.


Rachelle is listed in the Super Lawyers for 2016, 2017 and 2018 as an Upstate New York “Rising Star”.


  • 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

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Monroe County Bar Association

  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys

  • SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association

  • Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County

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