T. David Stapleton is a founding member of the firm and is the third generation of his family to live and work in Cayuga County. His areas of practice have been primarily focused in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Real Estate, and Small Business counseling. David is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, and its Trusts and Estates section and Elder Law section, where he serves on the executive committee and as district representative. David is a frequent lecturer in the areas of his expertise. He conducts the Estate Planning and Asset Preservation seminars annually for Austeel employees and their spouses, and has presented lectures for the following: Edward Jones Investment Co., Farm Family Insurance, Hospice of the Fingerlakes, Cayuga County Office for the Aging, the county chapter of the Alzheimer Association, local chapter of NYS Association of Retarded Children, M & T Bank, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, the local Down Syndrome Association, Cayuga Community College, and the Syracuse University Public Policy course. In terms of local commitment, David has been actively involved in the business and not-for-profit sectors of community, as noted below. He has assumed a leadership role in many activities that have added to the quality of life in our community. He is married to the former Helene Karpinski, an associate professor at Cayuga Community College, and they have three grown children: Shannon, Meghan, and David. Education: Georgetown University, 1964, B.A. DegreeCatholic University Law School, 1967, JD Degree Business Affiliations: Present:M & T Bank, member Advisory Board, Central New York Region, Jacobs Press, Inc., Board of Directors Past:OnBancorp, Board of Directors Community Activities: Present:Chamber of Commerce Foundation, PresidentCayuga Co./City of Auburn Comm. for Cooperative Governance, ChairGeorgetown University, Alumni Admissions Representative and BoardAMH Foundation, Board of TrusteesCayuga County/City Auburn Cooperative GovernanceRecent Past:United Way, Campaign Chair 1998 and 1999Chamber of Commerce of Auburn and Cayuga CountyCayuga Community College FoundationAuburn Memorial HospitalAuburn Field the Dream Campaign for Falcon ParkAuburn Bicentennial CommitteeCity of Auburn, Comprehensive Planning CommitteeCity of Auburn, Advisory Panel for Operation AuburnCayuga Co. Chapter, NYS Association for Retarded Children, Inc. " Making a difference in the lives of our senior clients for four generations. "