Planning and Estates Law Project

Planning and Estates Law Project

To get help, call 212.382.6756.


The Planning and Estates Law Project (PELP) is made up of a panel of experienced volunteer Trust & Estates attorneys who provide free legal advice and assistance to low income individuals in matters pertaining to Wills & Estates.

PELP’s attorney panel is led by Chair Pamela Ehrenkranz (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) and Vice Chair Glenn Opell (Schram Graber & Opell P.C.). Frequent clinics are held where clients can come in to meet with an attorney and receive assistance with document preparation. Interpreting services are available. To contact PELP, call the intake line for assistance in areas such as the probate and administration of estates, and creating a Will.

Please note that PELP cannot provide representation in court or assist with contested matters.

Libby Vazquez oversees PELP. Marisa Guerrero is the project coordinator.


Apply Online

You can apply online for assistance from the Planning and Estates Law Project. Click the link below and complete the application, and we will contact you within two business days.

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Upcoming events
  • Veterans Assistance Project Breakfast

    Friday, November 10, 2017 (8:30 AM – 10:30 AM): The Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) is hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast and free Ethics CLE in recognition of VAP volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities at the $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 levels are available. Contact Christina Overton for more information.

  • NELP – Legal Clinic

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Upper Manhattan at the NYC Business Solutions Center, located at 361 West 125th St, New York, NY 10027. By subway, this location is accessible via the A/B/C/D to the 125th St station. To register for an appointment, please contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.