About Ronald J. Axelrod, Esq.

When you need an attorney for your business needs, or for estate planning and elder law, look for someone with the experience in those areas who will serve you best.  We think that means the Law Firm of Ronald J. Axelrod & Associates, P.C., of Rochester, N.Y.

Business and Legal Experience

axelrod-8725-colorRon has practiced law for more than 35 years, with an emphasis on counseling small- and medium-sized businesses, estate planning and administration, elder care law, and asset protection planning.  He founded the Law Firm of Ronald J. Axelrod & Associates, P.C. and partnered in founding Transworld Business Advisors of Buffalo.  This company is a franchisee of Transworld Business Advisors with over 160 offices nationally and internationally.  Ron has worked in a wide range of business areas, including insurance, retail, real estate, construction, distribution, floor covering, franchising, and more, all of which help him provide the depth of knowledge that his clients need.

Professional Memberships

Professional memberships are an indication of how attorneys stay up to date on professional trends and issues, maintain their legal education credentials, and share information with colleagues and the public.  Ron demonstrates all of these responsibilities by regularly attending local, state, and national continuing education courses in the law.  He was a charter member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester, and the Corporate, Real Estate and Trust and Estate Sections of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations.


The legal profession expects its leading members to contribute to its body of knowledge on behalf of fellow attorneys and the public.  Ron demonstrates that commitment to education and public service as a contributing editor of GENERATIONS, Planning Your Legacy, published by the Esperti Petersen Institute.  He regularly hosted a radio “call-in” talk show dealing with Elder Law matters, and was a columnist for and on the advisory editorial board of Business Strategies magazine.

Ron has presented seminars on Estate Planning and Elder Law in many public forums, including programs sponsored by AARP and many of the top investment and financial firms in the Rochester area.  In these workshops, he makes extremely technical subjects interesting and easy to understand.  When you need to understand the complexities of elder care law, estate planning, and business matters, Ron is your go-to source.

Community Involvement

Public service is an important element of any law firm that cares about its clients and community.  Ron has served on the board of directors of many local charitable and philanthropic organizations, including the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester, Brighton Chamber of Commerce, Pittsford Rotary Club, and Draper School of Dance.  He has been an active member of the Rochester Rotary Club for over 20 years.


A native Rochesterian, Ron graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

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