Erica B. Slezak
Ms. Slezak is a graduate of Fordham University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and a cum laude graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, where she was a member of the St. John’s Law Review. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995. Ms. Slezak began practicing law as an associate in the Private Clients Group of the New York office of White & Case, LLP, where she concentrated in the area of trusts and estates. She then joined the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and continued her estate planning and administration practice as an associate in the Personal Representation Department. Ms. Slezak later maintained her own office concentrating in trusts and estates, before joining this firm.
Ms. Slezak is a former Secretary of the Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Court Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and a current member of the New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Committee on Legislation. Her pro bono activities include the establishment of a Will Clinic in conjunction with Catholic Charities at their Day AIDS Treatment Center, work with the Queens Legal Services Wills Clinic and the St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital AIDS Project, and representation of several charitable organizations. In addition, she has been a member of the Surrogate Decision Making Committee of the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs since 1995.