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Jeffrey Voelkl - Williamsville, NY

19 South Long Street Williamsville, NY 14221

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Williamsville Estate Planning Lawyer

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With an impressive career roster, and a recognized leader in the local community, Jeffrey F. Voelkl, Esq., LL.M. is the principal attorney at Voelkl Law PC. His experience in New York State law is an asset to every one of his clients.

Voelkl is a member of the New York Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, New York State Defenders Association, Admission to Bar Committee, Young Lawyers Committee, and Justice Court Committee...

With an impressive career roster, and a recognized leader in the local community, Jeffrey F. Voelkl, Esq., LL.M. is the principal attorney at Voelkl Law PC. His experience in New York State law is an asset to every one of his clients.

Voelkl is a member of the New York Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, New York State Defenders Association, Admission to Bar Committee, Young Lawyers Committee, and Justice Court Committee. He was also elected as Village Justice for the Village of Williamsville (2003) and was appointed Acting Justice of the Buffalo City Court (2005).

Voelkl received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in Ohio, and his LL.M. (Tax) degree from the Boston University School of Law. During his education, he worked for the legal firm of Heimerl, Keenan & Longo. He also worked for the Honorable Penny M. Wolfgang (Supreme Court of the State of New York) and the Honorable John T. Curtin (United States District Court for the Western District of New York).

Jeffrey's general practice experience spans the practice area of Criminal Law in every Justice Court, City and Supreme Court in Erie and Niagara County. He also has extensive trial experience in felonies and misdemeanors including DWI, robbery, burglary, petit larceny, harassment, assault, and traffic matters. Other areas included in his primary practice areas are landlord/tenant and general civil litigation, business and real estate law including all aspects of real estate transactions, lease and contract drafting and negotiations, eminent domain, business and corporate formations and refinance, formation of not-for-profit entities, contract negotiations and disputes, business litigation, collections, tax consequence counseling for businesses and individuals. Employment Discrimination, New York Division of Human Rights and EEOC.

Beyond his legal expertise, Voelkl is also accomplished in his personal life, with an impressive list of volunteer work, such as:

  • Leukemia Society of America Board of Trustee Member (1996 - 2001)
  • President, Amherst Library Board (2007 Present)
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Board Member (2006 Present)
  • Western New York High School Mock Trial Instructor (1995 - 2004)
  • Western New York High School Mock Trial Judge (2003 Present)
  • Speaker at NBI Seminar regarding Real Estate, Lorman Seminar regarding Landlord/Tenant, Erie County Bar regarding Carbon Monoxide Law
  • Hamburg Central School Dist., Speaker regarding Landlord Tenant (2004 Present)
  • Speaker at Ellicott District Community Development Real Estate Seminars
  • Guest on Law Line hosted by Mike Desmond (2004 Present)
  • Williamsville Parks Committee President (2006 Present)
  • Buffalo Club Arts & Archives Committee Member (2004 Present)
  • Founder of Williamsville Court Community Service Program
  • Erie County Justice Court Committee, Chairman (2006 Present)
  • Town & Village Court Advisory Committee (2007 Present)

Voelkl received the Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities Award in 1988, and the Business First Forty Under 40 Award in 2006.

About Jeffrey Voelkl

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Principal/Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning

Litigation

  • 65%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1993
  • Virgin Islands, 2002
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Other Affiliations

  • New York Bar Association (Member)
  • Erie County Bar Association (Member)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project (Member)
  • Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society (Member)
  • New York State Defenders Association (Member)
  • Admission to Bar Committee (Member)
  • Young Lawyers Committee (Member)
  • Justice Court Committee (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker at Ellicott District Community Development Real Estate Seminars

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Amherst Library Board, 2007 - Present
  • Founder of Williamsville Court Community Service Program
  • Chairman, Erie County Bar Justice Court Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Chairman and Member, Williamsville Parks Committee, 2006 - 2011
  • Town & Village Court Advisory Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Leukemia Society of America Board of Trustee Member, 1996 - 2001
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Board Member, 2006 - 2008
  • Western New York High School Mock Trial Instructor, 1995 - 2004
  • Western New York High School Mock Trial Judge, 2003 - Present
  • Speaker at NBI Seminar regarding Real Estate, Lorman Seminar regarding Landlord/Tenant, Erie County Bar regarding Carbon Monoxide Law
  • Speaker at NBI Seminar regarding Real Estate, Lorman Seminar regarding Landlord/Tenant, Erie County Bar regarding Carbon Monoxide Law
  • Hamburg Central School Dist., Speaker regarding Landlord Tenant , 2004 - Present
  • Guest on Law Line hosted by Mike Desmond
  • Buffalo Club Arts & Archives Committee Member, 2004 - 2010
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Member

Past Positions

  • Hon. Penny M. Wolfgang (Supreme Court of the State of New York)
  • Hon. John T. Curtin (United States District Court for the Western District of New York)
  • Student Tutor in Contract, Torts, Civil Procedure, and Property, 1991 - 1992

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    LL.M.
    Honors: Class Rank: Top 30%
    Major: Tax
  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    J.D.
    Honors: Class Rank: Top 28%
    Honors: Client Counseling Competition (1990 & 1991)
    Honors: Student Bar Association Member
  • Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, 1989
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Class Rank: Top 13%
    Honors: Degree awarded with Honorable Mention
    Honors: Deans List – Five Semesters
    Honors: Who’s Who in American Universities
    Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    Honors: Canisius College Ski Club, President
    Honors: Yearbook Photography Editor
    Honors: Buffalo Philharmonic Steering Committee
  • St. Joseph's Collegiate, Kenmore, New York, 1985

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

19 South Long Street Williamsville, NY 14221

Fax

  • 716-633-8154

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Jeffrey Voelkl

Included on the 2024 Upstate New York list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jeffrey Voelkl on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities, 1988
  • Business First Forty Under 40 Award, 2006
  • Endorsed to be Supreme Court Judge by The Buffalo News (October 30, 2008)

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