McSherry graduated from Syracuse University (B.S., CPA Track Accounting,
summa cum laude, 2001) and University of
San Diego School of Law (J.D. 2007). He
is a member of the Central New York Estate Planning Council, Onondaga County
Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association (Member, Trusts and Estates
Law and Elder Law Sections). Mr.
McSherry was admitted to practice law in New York State in 2008. He serves as special counsel at the law firm
of Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC, where he practices primarily in the
fields of trusts and estates law, estate planning and litigation, elder law,
tax law, business law and real estate law.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McSherry worked for several years as an
attorney at DeLaney & O’Connor, LLP in Syracuse, New York. Mr. McSherry has been licensed as a Certified
Public Accountant in New York State since 2003.
Prior to entering the legal field, he was employed as an auditor with
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in New York, NY.
McSherry authored an article titled “Retirement Accounts and Special Needs
Planning,” which was published in the May 2010 issue of the New York State Bar
Association Journal and featured as its cover story. He has written on the same subject for a
continuing education course sponsored by the New York State Bar
Association. He has also spoken at the
CNY Estate Planning Council on retirement accounts as they relate to trusts and
disabled beneficiaries. Mr. McSherry has
authored an article titled “Revoking a Prior Power of Attorney Using the New
York Statutory Short Form,” which was published in the New York State Bar
Association’s Summer 2013 issue of the Trusts and Estates Law Section
Newsletter and the Fall 2013 issue of The Senior Lawyer. Mr. McSherry has also authored several updates
of the Marital Deduction/Credit Shelter Planning chapter of the New York State
Bar Association’s book titled “Estate Planning and Will Drafting in New York.” Mr. McSherry has spoken at a roundtable
discussion on Qualified Personal Residence Trusts at the New York State Bar
Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section’s 2015 Fall Meeting and authored
written materials on the same subject which were distributed for continuing
legal education credit.
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