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Megan Harris-Pero, Esq.

FOUNDING AND MANAGING ATTORNEY

Megan founded the firm in 2015 with a strong desire to help people and business owners plan smartly and comprehensively. Megan has used her unique experience of both working in a large law firm and handling matters for other small firms to help build a friendly and individualized experience for clients. Megan resides in Wilton and spends time mothering, working on home renovations, and practicing yoga.

ACCOLADES
Duke University, B.A.

Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Academic Scholarship Recipient

Admitted to Bar in N.Y., P.A., and Federal Court (Northern District of N.Y.)

LEAD NY Class 16 Graduate (program for developing leaders in the field of agriculture)

Mediation Matters Trained Mediator (small business, family, & agricultural disputes)

LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEERISM

Non-Profit Board Member (NYSSFPA - small scale food business trade organization)

Non-Profit Board Member (Beyond My Battle)

Saratoga Today 2019 Saratoga County Women of Influence Award Recipient

MEMBERSHIPS

Eldercounsel

Saratoga County Bar Association

Adirondack Women’s Bar Association

NYSBA Member of Elder Law & Special Needs Section & Estates & Trusts Section, & Medicaid Committee Member

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Jessica R. Botelho, Esq.

ATTORNEY

Jessica joined the firm in May 2019 as a partner after gaining experience in Albany and Glens Falls. Jessica brings additional legal experience in elder law, estate planning and settlements, Medicaid planning and applications, adult guardianship, and special needs planning. Jessica helps clients achieve their planning goals and provides a sense of accomplishment. Jessica resides in Glens Falls and enjoys riding her bike or hiking with her husband in the Adirondacks and Finger Lake regions.

ACCOLADES
University at Albany, B.A., Cum Laude

Albany Law School, J.D.

Admitted to Bar in N.Y.

LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEERISM

Adirondack Women’s Bar Association, Secretary, Judicial Screening Chair, and Director at Large

NYSBA Member of Trusts & Estates, Elder Law and Special Needs - Vice Chair of the Special Needs Committee, and Young Lawyer Sections

Director of Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York

MEMBERSHIPS

Eldercounsel

Warren County Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS
Adventures in Fly Fishing: An Interview with Marty Hersh, Self-Proclaimed “Disney Nut,” ELDER AND SPECIAL NEEDS LAW JOURNAL, Summer/Fall 2015

Scamming the Elderly: An Increased Susceptibility to Financial Exploitation within and Outside of the Family, ALBANY GOVERNMENT LAW REVIEW, Fall 2013

Mandatory Reporting Laws in New York: Why Aren’t We Protecting Our Elderly Like We Protect Our Children, ALBANY GOVERNMENT LAW REVIEW, Fireplace Blog

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Miller Fina

PARALEGAL

Skidmore College, B.A. with Honors in English and American Studies

Miller began interning at Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, PLLC in October 2017 and after graduating from Skidmore College in May 2018 decided to join HPLC as our full time Legal & Customer Support Assistant and now, our Paralegal.

Miller has an academic interest in pre-law preparation as well as television and film in the post-9/11 climate. In her free time she enjoys riding her Morgan horse, Erica, and reading anything she can get her hands on.