Our Team

Margaret A, Vella, Esq.

Margaret A VellaMargie is a founding partner of Vella, Carbone and Associates, LLP.  Prior to law school, Margie worked for a number of years in nursing home financial management where she gained experience in Medicaid planning and other long term care issues.  Since then she has established herself as an experienced and respected lawyer in the areas of elder law and estate planning.  Margie has a broad range of speaking experiences covering topics that include family law, trial tactics, guardianship issues, planning for incapacity, and Medicaid.

Outside of the firm, Margie is an active and enthusiastic community volunteer.  She served for many years as a board member for the Food Pantries for the Capital District and remains involved their fundraising efforts.  She is President of the Friends of the Albany County Family Court Children’s Center and serves as a volunteer attorney with a Legal Project, Inc. monthly free clinic.  Margie has been a member of Rotary for more than two decades and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Delmar.

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University (J.D.)
  • Russell Sage College (M.S. Public Administration)
  • SUNY College of Technology (B.S. Business/Public Management)

Admissions

New York

Services

Professional Affiliations

  • Capital Districts Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Northeastern New York
  • Schenectady County Bar Association

 

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Aaron F. Carbone, Esq.

Aaron F CarboneAaron is a founding partner of Vella, Carbone and Associates, LLP.  He graduated Cum Laude from Albany Law School and has earned numerous honors both in school and in practice.  He has been a litigator his entire career with specialties in medical professional defense, estate litigation and guardianship/special needs practice. Clients seek Aaron’s counsel not only for his litigation expertise, but also for his in-depth understanding of estate planning and guardianship/special needs law.

Typical matters Aaron assists his clients with include asset protection, estate planning, Medicaid planning and applications, estate administration, and defending against objections to probate and accounting. He has also worked with families to help establish special needs trusts, guardianships for people and property and assisting those with special needs from infirmity or disability receive the necessary protections under law.

Aaron is sought out not only for his experience and expertise, but also his empathy in these sensitive areas of law.  Coupled with his strong determination and ability Aaron has established a successful client-centric practice. Outside of practicing law, Aaron is an avid runner and cook and he loves spending time with his wife Erica, and their two young children.

Services

Admissions

  • New York State
  • Federal District Court – Northern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Elder Law Section
  • Albany County Bar Association

Accolades

  • New York State Super Lawyers – Rising Star of 2016
  • New York State Bar Association – Law Student Legal Ethics Award

Education

  • Albany Law School Of Union University (J.D.)
    • Lead Articles Editor Albany Law Journal Of Science And Technology
    • Teaching Fellow, Torts
  • Hartwick College (B.A.)
    • Political Science (Dept. Distinction)
    • Religion (Dept. Distinction)
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