Thomas Sciacca, Esq.
Tom Sciacca is a highly experienced Trusts and Estates attorney. After starting his legal career as an associate in a boutique midtown firm focusing on trusts and estates and elder law, Tom founded Sciacca Law in 2007.
Tom is a frequent lecturer and panelist on trusts and estates matters. He also teaches as an adjunct assistant professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS).
New York University School of Law, LL.M. (taxation) May 2010
Pace University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude) May 2003
University at Albany, State University of New York, B.A. August 1999
United States Tax Court
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
Brooklyn Bar Association
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCC NY)
Pro Bono Activities
SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders)
2018: Cited as a “Super Lawyer”
2013, 2016 and 2017: Recipient of Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” and “Excellence in Practice”
2015 and 2017: Recipient of American Society of Legal Advocates’ “Top 40 Trust and Estate Lawyers Under 40 in New York State”
2013 Recipient of Top Attorneys’ “New York Metro Area Outstanding Young Lawyers in Estate Planning and Probate Law”
Tom has participated in a variety of seminars dealing with issues including:
Tom is available to participate in seminars upon request.
Melissa Lee – Associate Attorney, is a graduate of the University at Buffalo (BS, Accounting) and New York Law School (JD). Prior to joining the firm as a Law Clerk in October 2020, Melissa was a full-time law student and worked part-time on foreclosure defense and bankruptcy. She currently assists clients with Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, and Guardianship matters.
David Cano – Associate Attorney, is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida. He assists with estate planning, probate and estate administration, and Surrogate’s Court litigation, and is licensed to practice law in New York. During law school, David served as Senior Articles Editor for the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and interned at the Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic, representing clients in a range of civil cases.
Norman Piasecki – Norman Piasecki joined the firm in 2009. Norman schedules client appointments, performs paralegal services, and keeps the firm humming.
Norman is a 2001 graduate of the University of Massachusetts—Amherst with a Degree in Geography and minor in Asian Studies.