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Elizabeth A. Marcuccio is a Professor of Business Law at Siena College and teaches classes in Business Law, Estate Planning and Accounting. In addition she is of counsel to the law firm of Trainor Law, PLLC, in Malta, New York She concentrates her practice in the areas of Business Law and Estate Planning. She is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (BS) and Albany Law School (JD). She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Degree Program University
J.D. Law Albany Law School
B.S. Accounting Rochester Institute of Technology
A.A.S. Accounting Mohawk Valley Community College

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe that if students are held to high standards and are provided with the appropriate support, they will succeed. Education occurs through learning. Therefore, I strive to make education learner-centered. This involves creating educational opportunities that consider the learners’ needs first and crafting experiences that are flexible and focused on student success. Learning is a creative act, unique to each individual. I make every effort to recognize my students’ learning styles and make conscious use of each available setting for learning. Direct experiences shape individual understanding. Therefore active student engagement is necessary for peak learning to occur.
In responding to the educational and community needs in the competitive environment of the twenty-first century, an educator’s knowledge of course material continues to be essential. However I believe it is equally important that I weave lessons about teamwork, problem solving, communications, ethics and responsibility into my classes and interactions with my students. If this is successfully done, I walk away knowing that I have made an impact on students’ lives.

What I Love About Siena

What I love most about Siena College are the students. I fully enjoy engaging my students in the classroom and acting as an academic advisor. I cherish the ongoing professional relationships that I have established with former students and advisees. I am thankful to be teaching at Siena, a college that is student-centered and that places a great deal of importance on teaching.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

My favorite courses to teach are Business Law (BLAW200) and Estate Planning (MACC590). As an attorney who is also a certified public accountant, my law practice focuses primarily on business transactions and estate planning. I believe that my extensive professional background brings valuable experience to the classroom. I am able to enhance my lectures with real and current examples. This not only makes the material more interesting to students, but they can see how the course material is applicable to situations that arise every day in the business world.

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2019 - Now Attorney (Consultant) Trainor Law, PLLC
2017 - Now Professor of Business Law Siena College
2012 - 2019 Attorney (Consultant) Rodriguez & Associates
2010 - 2017 Associate Professor of Business Law Siena College
2004 - 2010 Assistant Professor of Business Law Siena College
2004 - 2012 Attorney (Consultant) King, Adang & Arpey
2003 - 2003 Adjunct Faculty in Accounting University at Albany, SUNY
2002 - 2004 Adjunct Faculty in Business Ethics Adirondack Community College
1999 - 1999 Adjunct Faculty in Business Law Adirondack Community College
1990 - 2004 Attorney (Partner) King, Adang, Arpey & Marcuccio
1989 - 1994 Adjunct Faculty in Business Law Adirondack Community College
1985 - 1987 Controller Saratoga Hospital
1984 - 1985 Tax Specialist Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
1982 - 1984 Auditor Ernst & Whinney

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Religious Liberty in a Diverse Society
    North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 39
    2019
  • Caught in the Transition: A Cautionary Tale for Same Sex Couples
    North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 36
    2018
  • Practicing Law in a Global Society
    Franklin Business & Law Journal, vol. 1
    March, 2017
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide: Moral, Ethical and Legal Considerations
    International Journal of Arts and Sciences, vol. 08
    December, 2015
  • The CPA Exam Content Specifications: Missed Opportunity to Incorporate Academic Advice and Guidance for Candidates
    The CPA Journal, vol. LXXX
    April, 2010
  • The Impact of the Elimination of the Estate Tax
    Franklin Business & Law Journal, vol. 2010
    2010
  • Creditors' Claims-Do They Die With the Debtor?
    New York State Bar Journal, vol. 78
    February, 2006
  • Advanced Directives Containing Pregnancy Exclusions: Are They Constitutional
    North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 34
    Fall, 2015
  • Ethical Intervention during the College Years: Increasing the Moral Awareness of Future Business Leaders
    Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics, vol. 2
    Fall, 2011
  • Hazing on College Campuses: Who is Liable?
    North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 26
    Fall, 2011
  • Is New Technology Jeopardizing Our Constitutional Right to Privacy?
    North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 40
    Fall, 2020
  • Possession, Perfection and Priority in a Fraudulent Environment
    North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 21
    Spring, 2009
  • Power of Attorney - Power to Abuse? The Need for Reform
    North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 19
    Spring, 2008
  • The Conflicting Rights of Creditors and Beneficiaries in a Decedent's Estate: An Examination of the Laws of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
    North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 17
    Spring, 2007
  • The Evolution of the Surviving Spouse Under the Estates Powers and Trusts Law
    North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 31
    Spring, 2014

Presentations

  • In Terrorem Clauses: Can They be Misused to Protect Errant Fiduciaries?
    2021
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York
  • The Right to Privacy Under the Fourth Amendment
    2019
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Cape May, New Jersey
  • Religious Liberty--The Illusory Fundamental Right
    May, 2018
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Lakeville, Connecticut
  • Uncertainty Remains after Obergefell v. Hodges
    April, 2017
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Cooperstown, New York
  • Removing Barriers to the Interstate Practice of Law
    April, 2016
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Manchester, Vermont
  • The Value of Human Life
    June, 2015
    International Conference for Academic Disciplines, Florence, Italy
  • Estate Planning and Advance Directives: The Duty to Inform Clients of the Pregnancy Exclusion
    April, 2014
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Lenox, Massachusetts
  • Qualifying as Surviving Spouse Under the Estates Powers and Trusts Law: Exploring the Need for Change.
    April, 2013
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Westbrook, Connecticut
  • The College Experience: Its Impact on Ethical Development
    2011
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Lenox, Massachusetts
  • Hazing and the Law
    May, 2010
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Ithaca, New York
  • The Right to Privacy?
    2009
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • A Trap: What Qualifies as a Negotiable Instrument?
    May, 2008
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Cooperstown, New York
  • 2011: The Estate Tax
    2008
    Academy of Accounting, Finance, and Economics, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Power of Attorney-Power to Abuse?
    April, 2007
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Galloway, New Jersey
  • The Conflicting Rights of Creditors and Beneficiaries in a Decedents' Estate
    April, 2006
    North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Lenox, Massachusetts