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  1. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Elder Law: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%

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Contact Info

Connecticut Office

184 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT, 06901-3518

New York Office

60 East 42nd Street
Suite 4600
New York, NY, 10165



NYCurrently registered 198203/13/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Connecticut and New England Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
FIVE STAR Wealth Manager AwardWestchester Magazine2012
AVENUE'S 2011 Legal Elite - Top Estate AttorneysAvenue Magazine2012
AVENUE'S 2011 Legal Elite - Top Tax AttorneysAvenue Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2004
Who's Who in AmericaWho's Who in America - Marquis1998
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1990
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberLaw Offices of Richard A. Sarner, LLC1991 - Present
AssociateLowenthal Landau Fischer & Ziegler, PC1984 - 1990
AssociateD'Amato & Lynch1983 - 1984
AssociateShea & Gould1980 - 1982
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fairfield County Bar Association, Probate and Estates CommitteeCo-chair2009 - Present
WealthCounselN/A2002 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate SectionN/A1997 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysN/A1997 - 2002
American Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law SectionN/A1982 - Present
Dartmouth Lawyers AssociationN/A1982 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Quantum PressLove, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning2003
Quantum PressGiving: Philanthropy for Everyone (Contributing Author)2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Dartmouth CollegeGeography and Environmental StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Private Event Sponsored By The Weiser GroupEstate Planning - What You Really Need to Know Now2010
Private Event At All OfficesLong Term Care Planning With Insurance and Trusts2008