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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  • Financial Empowerment Workshop: Business Plan/Financial Statements Workshop 102

    Wednesday, July 26th (6:00 – 8:00PM): The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) is hosting a free three-part financial empowerment series to provide New Yorkers with the tools they need to move toward financial independence and to financially sustain their small business. This session provides its attendees with a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with finance professionals. At this session, professionals will review and answer questions related to balance sheets and income statements. Individual questions will be answered. To attend this session, you must have attended 101 Accounting and Finance for Small Businesses. Registration is required. To register, please call NELP at 212-382-4726.