Professional Experience

Clients have turned to Moira Laidlaw for 20 years on a broad range of trust and estate planning needs, including wills, trusts, guardianship, probate, and estate administration. She also works with clients in matters regarding elder law, special needs planning, Medicaid, long-term care asset protection, small business planning, and high net worth estate tax planning. Additionally, she handles fiduciary litigation concerning trusts, wills, guardianships, conservatorships, and related accountings.

Ms. Laidlaw is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), one of approximately 400 attorneys in the U.S. who hold this designation, as accredited by the National Elder Law Foundation and the American Bar Association. As an executive committee member of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Section, Ms. Laidlaw is one of an elite group of attorneys who help advocate and set policy on matters that impact the elderly and special needs community. She frequently lectures and educates on topics such as Medicaid as it relates to long-term care financing; special needs planning; and probate, estates, and gift tax issues. Ms. Laidlaw is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP, a global organization whose members come from 98 countries, is the global professional association for practitioners who specialize in family inheritance and succession planning.

Ms. Laidlaw takes great pride in her client relationships and is known for her compassion, principled approach, and ability to guide her clients through complex matters in a comprehensible way. Her clients include individuals and families, as well as trust companies, throughout Westchester, New York City, and surrounding counties.


  • Rutgers University – Juris Doctor
    • Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Review
  • University of California at Berkeley – BA

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New Jersey

Professional Associations & Activities

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation as accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, STEP, Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners
  • Executive Committee Member, New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Need Section
  • Co-Chair, Trusts & Estates Committee, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Former Co-Chair, Guardianship Committee, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Westchester Women’s Bar Association’s Elder & Health Law Committee
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association Elder Law, Estates & Probate, Disability Law, and Health Law Sections.

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers: 2017-2024

Community Service

  • Board Member, Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley Chapter
  • Committee Member, Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, Inc.

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