Western New York Estate Planning Council

Welcome to the Western New York Estate Planning Council website … Where great estate-thinking minds come together!

The Western New York Estate Planning Council (WNYEPC) is a group of estate planning professionals interested in networking, learning, and growing to always be one step ahead of the issues their clients face. We are a group of area professionals looking to tackle the real issues of real-life estate planning. Trust officers, attorneys, CPAs, CFPs, private bankers, planned-giving officers, and insurance professionals all gather six times a year to take off their “corporate representative” hats and delve into the many issues that are faced while planning and resolving trust, estate, and investment cases.

We like to think that being a part of WNYEPC gives our group members a professional edge!

Founded in 1947, the Western New York Estate Planning Council boasts a membership of professionals working in the Western New York area, that specialize in legal, accounting, insurance, investment, trust and valuation professions. The Council is committed to expanding estate planning knowledge and expertise, growing professional contacts & relationships, and, ultimately, enhancing the community by facilitating superior client service.

Our website is intended to help you find professionals in the estate planning field and other resources related to estate planning.  Please browse at your pleasure; be aware however, that certain links are reserved for members only and require password access.

The Western New York Planning Council is a member of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC), a national organization of professional estate planners and affiliated local estate planning councils focused on establishing and monitoring the highest professional and educational standards.  For those professionals interested in learning more about the benefits associated with membership in our council, take the time to browse the Member Benefits section of our website, and reach out to member's you may know professionally, or any of the Council's leadership.

Our Mission

The Mission of WNYEPC is to strengthen the estate planning profession in the Western New York area by:

  • Providing high quality continuing education

  • Providing networking opportunities

  • Fostering a multi-disciplinary approach to estate planning

Our Principles

The group is committed to the following principles:

  • Integrity in professional lives

  • Education as a continuing process

  • Excellence in our work

  • Career development

  • Involvement in the profession, including our local Chapter and NAEPC

Upcoming Events

Members of the Estate Analysts of Western New York have unlimited access to Leimberg Information Services' (LISI) huge database of cases, rulings, legislation, and much more. LISI provides fast, frank, and incisive analysis of proposed and recent legislation, regulations, cases, and rulings by industry experts and is home to a very powerful engine that allows members to create customized searches and find information quickly and easily. In addition, all members receive a weekly highlight email with a link to the EPC login portal. Login Now or Watch the LISI Tutorial

Estate Analysts of Western New York is affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and joining can fulfill the requirement of belonging to an affiliated local estate planning council to become an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designee. Please contact the national office at 866-226-2224 to learn more about the Accredited Estate Planner® designation.