JulieAnn Calareso

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JulieAnn Calareso

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JulieAnn (Julie) Calareso joined Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O’Shea in May of 2022, bringing her experience in elder law, guardianships, trusts and estate planning and administration, and special needs planning to the firm. Julie has practiced in these areas of law after graduating from Albany Law School in 2003.

Julie came to law as her second career, having graduated from Fordham University with an undergraduate degree in communications. After years in television and movie production in Manhattan and Los Angeles, she moved into a field where she could make an impact on peoples’ lives on a daily basis. Her dedication to her practice of law comes from her personal experiences within her family, and her fervent belief in the need for planning and for family collaboration across the generations.

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Advanced Directives
  • Trust Planning and Administration
  • Estate Administration, Probate and Post-Mortem Administration of a Decedent’s Affairs
  • Elder Law matters, including Medicaid and long term care planning
  • Guardianship, including adult and infant guardianship matters
  • Special Needs Planning


  • Fordham University, Bronx NY 1994, Bachelor of Arts, Communications
  • New York Law School, 2000-2001
  • Albany Law School, Juris Doctorate, 2003,

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar 2004

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Member; Trusts & Estate Section, Member; Elder Law
  • and Special Needs Section, Member and Past Chair 2015-2016
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member; NY Chapter of the National
  • Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Vice President
  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
  • Schenectady County Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services, Board of Directors, Member
  • Avila Retirement Community, Board of Directors, Member
  • Capital Region Caregiver Coalition, Member
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York, Board of Directors, former Member