Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake

Partner

Shelley Ann’s core values center on being responsive to the needs of her clients, advocating tenaciously for their best interests, and attention to detail.

Over the course of her legal career, Shelley Ann has developed considerable litigation experience, leveraging her persistence when representing employees successfully with respect to addressing their work place issues and disputes.

Shelley Ann represents professionals in arbitration proceedings before The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”), who have been unfairly denied bonus and other compensation, or have been wrongfully terminated from their employment. The depth of Shelley Ann’s experience in employment law is also an invaluable asset when she assists executives, and other professionals, with negotiating their employment agreements, compensation packages, as well as severance agreements.

In addition, Shelley Ann provides guidance to small business owners, and individuals seeking to form their own enterprises, with navigating the myriad of issues regarding their business needs and concerns. She assists her clients regarding business structures and formation, including on such matters as bylaws, partnership agreements, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements, and other aspects of business formation and expansion.

Shelley Ann is often appointed by the Courts to represent parties in an array of estate matters, including probate, administration and accounting proceedings. As a result, Shelley Ann is well-versed in these complex and nuanced areas of the law. Shelley Ann also guides her clients regarding their estate planning needs, preparing wills and trusts that are tailored to their wishes and accomplish their objectives.

Shelley Ann is a seasoned litigator in estate matters and represents individuals, including fiduciaries, heirs and beneficiaries, in probate and other estate matters in the Surrogate’s Courts across New York City. She is certified under Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge to serve as guardian, guardian ad litem, court evaluator and attorney for an Alleged Incapacitated Person.

CONTACT

Full Name : Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake
Email : sql@meenanesqs.com
Company : Meenan & Associates, LLC
Job Title : Partner
Web Page Address : www.meenanesqs.com
Business Address : 299 Broadway,
Suite 1310 New York,
NY 10007 United States of America
Business Phone No : (212) 226-7334

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business Law
Trusts and Estates
Employment Law

EDUCATION

City University of New York, J.D., 2008

ADMITTED

New York State, 2009;
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2012;
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2014;
and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit;

HONORS

Selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Litigation: Plaintiff for the New York Metro area 2016, 2017 & 2018 -Selected asa Rising Star by the Irish Legal 100, 2017-Joseph Doherty Civil Rights Fellowship, 2007 -Recipient of the CUNY Student Leadership Award, 2007 -Queens County Bar Association Scholarship, 2006 -Frank Durkan Fellowship, 2006 -USS Donald & Mary Ellen Passantino International Student Scholarship, 2006 -Named one of the Top 100 Irish-Americans by Irish America Magazine, 2006 -The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Award, 2004 & 2005

AFFILIATIONS

Irish Business Organization of New York (IBO), First Vice President on the Executive Board, 2018-2019
Chairperson of the IBO Women’s Networking Lunch Committee, 2018-2019
Treasurer on the Executive Board of the IBO, 2017
Irish American Bar Association of New York (IABANY), Board of Directors, 2011-present
National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter, Member
New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Special Needs Section Member, Trusts and Estate Law Section Member and Labor and Employment Law Section Member
Queens County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee & Surrogate’s Court, Estates and Trusts Committees, Member
Trinity College Dublin, NYC Alumni Group

Philadelphia office
1635 Market Street, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
By Appointment Only

Tampa office
1725 East Fifth Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
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