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Estate Planning and Elder Law require a lawyer with both technical abilities and compassion, and sophisticated estate planning strategies involving various business entities and varied family relationships, and which are intended to last for generations of your family.  The right lawyer for you is the one who can achieve the best results effectively and efficiently, and with whom you will be extremely satisfied with the work product and performance. And that’s why you’re going to want to hire Rick Bryan.

I am committed to providing exceptional value to my clients, which includes not only estate planning advice and documents using the most modern solutions, but also includes returning phone calls immediately and going the extra mile to provide exceptional client service.  Estate Planning is a general term which includes a wide variety of tools, techniques and strategies which are used to help people manage, protect and grow their weath, and then pass that wealth along to future generations in an orderly and tax efficient manner.  Minimizing estate taxes and probate costs, and maximizing the amount of wealth which can pass to children, grandchildren, and charities, is a major focus of estate planning.  Most people think of estate planning as simply a will or a trust, and while those are the basic tools used in estate planning, the subject is actually much broader than that.  Asset protection planning, for example, to protect investment assets, real estate assets, or business assets, is an important part of estate planning.  Tax planning is another important part of estate planning, most particularly for the business owner.

Call for an appointment; let’s talk about your legal issues and see if we can find a solution for your estate planning, elder law, or business needs.  

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Living Will

Power of Attorney

Last Will and Testament

Revocable (Living) Trusts

Irrevocable Trusts

Life Insurance Trusts

Grantor Trusts

Asset Protection Planning

IRA/401(k) Protection Trusts

Probate and Administration

Probate and Trust Litigation and Contests

Trust and Estate Taxation

Post-Mortem Tax Reduction Strategies

Guardianship Matters

Elder Law

Medicare and Medicaid Planning

Spendthrift Trusts

Beneficiary Controlled Trusts

Business Law (Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies)

Tax Controversy (IRS, NYS Dept of Taxation, Sales and Unemployment Tax)


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 14%
    12 years, 100 cases
  2. Trusts: 14%
    14 years, 500 cases
  3. Probate: 14%
    8 years, 50 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 14%
    14 years, 500 cases
  5. Other: 44%
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Richard Bryan Attorney, PLLC

237 1st Ave., Suite 201
New York, NY, 10003-2919


NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Magna cum laudeTouro Law Center1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Tax Accountant; Tax Attorney; Advanced Markets ManagerMetLife, Inc.1988 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Financial Planning Association of New YorkAllied Professionals Committee2009 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember1995 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of C.F.Petition of Mental Hygiene Legal Services DENIED
In Re: J.D.Spouse appointed as personal needs guardian; CPA as property guardian
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
www.advisorscafe.comIndustry blog2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M2000
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning for the Financial AdvisorIntroduction to Estate Planning Seminar2010
Long Term CareLegal issues in Long Term Care2006