Kristen K. Luce

Kristen K. Luce



Binghamton, New York
Owego, New York

Ms. Luce joined Coughlin & Gerhart LLP in 2007 and is a Partner in the firm. Ms. Luce's practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, guardianships, adoptions, litigated estate matters and real estate.  She practices in the firm's main office, as well as the Owego branch office. She has been selected as a Rising Star among New York lawyers for estate planning since 2013, by SuperLawyers magazine.  In 2017 Ms. Luce was named to the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Trusts & Estates.

Ms. Luce is a current member of the Broome County and New York State Bar Associations. She is a member of the New York Bar Association's Elder Law and Special Needs Section.  Ms. Luce also serves on an advisory board to the American Automobile Association (AAA) Northway Club. She is a past co-chair of the Broome County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Committee.  She served on the Board of Directors for the Mother's and Babies Perinatal Network (April 2008 February 2016) and is a former member of the Owego Rotary.  In 2014 Ms. Luce was appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Binghamton to an interim position of Acting Town Justice.

Publications & Presentations

  • Broome County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, "Who Gets Stuck with the Bills? Payment of Debts in an Estate";
  • Broome County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, "Life Use: Now What?";
  • New York State Teacher's Retirement System, "Estate Planning." (Ongoing presenter for their PREP programs for New York teachers);
  • Broome County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, "Non Probate Assets and Traps for the Unsuspecting";
  • Broome County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, "Probate Proceedings, EPTL Article 3, SCPA Article 14"; and
  • Broome County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, "Medicare Benefits to the Senior Client Living at Home."

Honors & Awards

  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers' Rising Stars, 2013  2015 (Estate Planning); and
  • Listed, 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, for Trusts and Estate Practice, 2017.


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