In February 2019, I began to look for a FEMALE estate planning lawyer online. Not many names came up. Laura Cowan was the name I chose first. Her website at the time (recently revised) indicated she offered individual guidance, set fees made clear in advance, and yearly complimentary document review once an estate plan is in place. I signed up for an individual consultation in March 2019. Laura laid out multiple options and their consequences, using my own financial data as the example. It was an excellent session . . . and totally free! Already in the email confirming my appointment, Laura assured me there was no obligation. I could follow up immediately with her. Or, if I wasn’t ready to move forward, that was fine, too. In fact, I have not been able to proceed, mostly due to my own indecision about what I want done and whom I trust to do it. When I figure that out, Laura Cowan will make it happen. She emails me from time to time to see how my decision-making is progressing. I don’t do online evaluations for anyone. But I’m posting this review for Laura because she has provided me with welcome information and significant peace of mind. I consider her my partner in this very important end-of-life planning. Also, I think many people will benefit from her expertise and her generosity.
– Kristine R.
We worked with Laura for the creation of my parents’ trust. From the very first meeting which takes place at her free orientation seminar she is wonderful. Laura does such an amazing job of explaining your options and answering every single question that they (and my sister and I) had, we all felt 100% comfortable working with her. Before meeting her, I was intimidated by the process, but after the orientation knew she was the best person for us to work with. And we all highly recommend her.
– Cionin L.
Laura is a true professional who is very knowledgeable in her field of expertise. She is extremely attentive to details and client concerns. Laura provides excellent advice which guides the client in making sound decisions. I would definitely recommend Laura Cowan to anyone in need of a fine attorney.
– Gary B.
Superior service, superior product. Laura listened to what I wanted/needed, and I left with information and materials that I understood and met all legal and personal requirements.
– Robert C.
Laura Cowan was professional and got the job done. I was very satisfied with my experience with her law firm. I will definitely be recommending Laura to friends and family in need of a great estate planning attorney. Thank You Laura!
– Nir Y.
After hearing Laura Cowan speak about wills and trusts, I made an appointment with her to revise the outdated estate plan for my husband and me. She explained all the options, answered all our questions (some of them multiple times!), and followed up with us as needed. We are thrilled with the end result. We felt like we were in very good hands. She is a delight to work with.
– Sharon L.
Our relationship with Laura started with a very informative estate planning information session which clarified many open questions that we had about wills and trusts in a relaxed but very professional and not high-pressure sales pitchy way. When we decided to proceed with our estate plan Laura was very organized, thorough and accommodating in meeting with us, explaining our options and rolling with all of our changes and complexities. Definitely recommend.
– Steve S.
Throughout the entire estate planning process, Laura was very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. She took the time to thoroughly explain everything and made sure that all questions were answered. Highly recommend her services to anyone needing an estate planning attorney.
– Samuel W.
The most seamless process to set up our family’s legacy documents. Our Estate Plan is in place and now we can live forward knowing that we don’t have to worry.
– Klara C.
Laura is very knowledgeable, patient, and thorough. Not only does she take the time to fully understand your needs and answer all of your questions, she makes sure you have answers to the questions you didn’t know to ask. Highly recommended.
– Jason L.
Laura was extremely helpful she spends time explaining and answering any questions you may have. She also followed up with me several times to make sure that I had handled my responsibilities. You don’t feel like you’re just dealing with a firm; you’re dealing with a professional who cares about you and your future.
– Sophie W.
I recommend her highly for estate work. Personable, knowledgeable and responsive. I worked with a lot of lawyers in my career as a bank president, but she is one of the few I would recommend.
– Randall B.
Laura did a workshop with us at NAPO NY, and she gave us very valuable content and information. We learned about the difference between a will and a trust, and about the importance of planning ahead. I highly recommend her!
– Mushky F.
I was referred to Laura by a friend, because I recently had a baby, my first baby. I’m a little bit of an older dad, so I KNEW that I needed to figure out not just a basic Will, but also to do a real Estate Plan. I had a consultation with Laura, and she pointed out to me the PERFECT Estate-Plan setup for my situation. She also pointed out that the Will I had created 7 years ago on Legalzoom-dot-com not only wasn’t valid, but that I hadn’t even notarized it and it was setup in a different state, so my estate would have been totally contested and sent to probate if I had not setup a plan for myself.
Laura came to my office (huge timesaver for me!) b/c our offices were sort of close to each other, and she mapped out how it all works. There were many things that I had no idea of, in spite of having family members in the Law! I answered an online questionnaire. Afterwards, she put everything together and we met a third time for her to deliver the “Binder” to me with all my documents. It was perfect – everything all in one place. She even prints up a laminated “Family Emergency Who to Call” card that I can keep in my wallet. Honestly, it’s the coolest thing you’ll ever see. I put it in my wallet and now I have so much peace of mind that I didn’t have before. That’s my story of my estate plan doc creation with Laura Cowan. I give her the highest recommendation for this area of the law!
– Ben P.
Laura is great! She helped our family get the right protection and gave useful advices all along the process. Would definitely recommend!
– Julien C.
Used Laura’s services to create a long overdue will. She was awesome. Knowledgeable of all available products and provided great advice, especially since my situation is atypical. Always available to answer questions and so responsive with great advice. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to establish a will or trust. Couldn’t be happier
– Rick P.