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The law firm of Morell Law, PLLC in Palmyra, New York, is the area's premier source for all your legal service needs. Clients select our firm because they need legal professionals who will be readily accessible, vigorously represent their needs, and explain the legal process to them in a simple, understandable manner.

Experienced Legal Assistance

Our clients return to Morell Law not only for our quality legal services, but because they know us, trust us, and can always depend on us.

Whether you need assistance with a real estate transaction, business & corporate law or estate planning we will always be here to provide the assistance and representation you need!



Real Estate

We give our clients comprehensive real estate representation involving the purchase, sale, leasing, and financing of residential and commercial property. In addition, we engage in the representation of institutional lenders, including mortgage closings.

Business & Corporate Law

Our law office also provides legal counsel for general business matters. We handle the formation and dissolution of corporations and limited liability companies, and we negotiate and draft shareholder agreements, partnerships, and operating agreements.

Estate Planning & Administration

We prepare both simple and sophisticated estate plans including wills, living wills, health care proxies, and power of attorney, and advise our clients, especially seniors, on ways to minimize estate taxes and preserve their wealth. Our team works with your family and beneficiaries to transfer valuable assets.

These legal services also include probate of a will and the administration and settlement of estates. We will guide your family through income, estate, and gift tax issues in the event of death. We provide professional and compassionate representation at a difficult and emotional time for your family.

**We have acquired the wills from the offices of Jim Sapienza, Cynthia Kukuvka, Sean Morrison and Bill Kocher. Please call our office for more information.**




John P. Morell, Esq.

Owner / Attorney

Christopher Van Kirk, Esq.

Chris was admitted to the New York State bar in 2013, and represents clients throughout the Finger Lakes region. His areas of practice include:

  • Civil litigation

  • Landlord-tenant

  • Real Estate

  • Surrogate’s Court filings


Admission to Practice:

New York State Bar – 2013


Juris Doctor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University – 2012

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Political Science and Philosophy, State University of New York at Fredonia – 2007

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Ontario County Bar Association

John has been in private practice in the Palmyra area since 1997, representing clients primarily in Wayne, Monroe, and Ontario Counties. He enjoys working with individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters including residential and commercial real estate, business law, and estate planning and administration. His areas of practice include:

  • Mortgage Lending

  • Business Law

  • Residential & Commercial Real Estate

  • Wills and Estates


Admission to Practice:

New York State Bar – 1997
New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department – 1997


JD, Albany Law School of Union University, Cum Laude - 1996
BA, Rochester Institute of Technology - 1991

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Hunt Attorney Realty Club

  • Wayne County Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

Michelle Dove

Office Manager

Crystal Kelley

Real Estate & Bank Paralegal

Kerie Williams

Real Estate & Estate Planning Paralegal

Esther Emes

Real Estate & Bank Paralegal

"It has been a pleasure working with [Morell Law]. Everything they have done for me has been very prompt and thorough. They have been very responsive. I have never had to call and bug them to get something done. We appreciate the great service!"- Hal S., President, Halco Plumbing & Heating

Serving the New York Counties of Wayne, Ontario, and Monroe, Including the Communities of Palmyra, Macedon, Walworth, Penfield, Fairport, Farmington, Newark, Ontario, Williamson, Pittsford, Victor, Marion, Canandaigua, Shortsville, Sodus, Webster, and Lyons




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