Goodstein Law Associates is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in King of Prussia, PA, our mission is to provide residents of King of Prussia and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of King of Prussia and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.
We represent clients throughout eastern Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia Main Line (Merion, Narberth, Gladwyne, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, St. David’s, Radnor, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Berwyn, and Paoli) and the communities of Newtown Square, Malvern, Valley Forge, Phoenixville, Reading, Doylestown, West Chester, Media, Lancaster, Allentown, Stroudsburg, Norristown, and Easton.
About Ricki Goodstein
As the Founder and Principal of the Montgomery County law firm of Goodstein Law Associates, with offices in both King of Prussia of Montgomery County and Chester County, Ricki has developed a practice committed to providing clients with the best in Estate Planning.
Ricki is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. The Academy is an exclusive membership organization for estate planning attorneys. Goodstein Law Associates is proud to be the sole member firm in Chester County, one of only two member firms serving Montgomery County and one of three members in all of Pennsylvania.
Ricki Goodstein was recently named by Main Line Today magazine as among the Best Lawyers . Ricki is one of the few attorneys to have been recognized in two separate categories: Trusts & Estates and the area of Elder Law.
Ricki is also a regular guest on The Tax Reduction Network with David Warrick, C.F.P. - Saturday Mornings 8 to 9 on NewsTalk Radio 1180 WFYL.
As a widely noted speaker and seminar leader on topics ranging from Estate Planning to Asset Protection for families, couples, business owners and individuals Ricki enjoys delivering educational opportunities to the community. As both Associate and Assistant Professor, she has taught at Temple University, Cabrini College and The Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Training. Ricki has published several articles and is currently co-authoring a new book on Estate Planning.
Ricki is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, and Philadelphia Bar Associations. She has been practicing law since 1992.
Having attended Sarah Lawrence College and Boston University Ricki graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980.
She obtained her law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1992. She was active in the Widener Tax Clinic practicing before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She was also an editor for the Widener Law Forum.
Ricki Goodstein graduated with her Juris Doctor degree and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1992.
Ricki serves on the Board of Directors of the Charles F. Sawyer, Jr. and Mary Esther Sawyer Foundation. The Foundation works to fund worthy organizations providing charitable and religious services to the local community. Educational scholarships are awarded to qualifying students unable to fund their own education. The Foundation also raises and contributes funds for medical and scientific purposes.
As an Alumni of Widener University School of Law, Ricki serves as Moot Court Judge for the Law School Moot Court competitions.
Ricki Goodstein approaches each challenge with not just solid expertise, but also remarkable caring and enthusiasm. She continually makes a real difference in the lives of families and organizations. Because Estate Planning is often a delicate process, Ricki’s goal is to ensure that each one of her clients finds security in the knowledge that their Estate Planning needs are addressed competently, thoroughly and with sensitivity.
Ricki is the proud parent of Maya Eve, an avid student and lover of musical theater. Together, they regularly attend concerts, shows and dance performances.
About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. For over 16 years, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|The Main Line Areas Best Attorneys: Trusts & Estates, Elder Law||Main Line Today Magazine - Top Lawyers of 2011||2011|
|Moot Court Judge||Widener University School of Law||2005|
|Founding Partner||Goodstein Law Associates||2001 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Philadelphia Labor Law Arbitration||1994 - 1998|
|Staff Attorney||Philadelphia Stock Exchange||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Weatlh Counsel||Member||2015 - Present|
|ElderCounsel||Member||2015 - Present|
|Paul's Kids Vietnam Children's Charity||Of Counsel||2015 - Present|
|NAELA||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Member Firm||2010 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Tax Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Publication scheduled for August 2012||Estate Planning Basics, A Crash Course in Safeguarding Your Legacy||2012|
|Widener University School of Law||Concentration in Contracts and Tax||Juris Doctor||1992|
|The College for Financial Planning||Estate and Financial Advising||CFP - designation thru 1993||1987|
|Boston University||Education/ Minor in Economics||Bachelor of Science||1980|
|Planning with IRAs||Coninuing Education Program for Financial Advisors||2015|
|Estate Planning Workshop||Estate Planning Workshop||2015|
|Estate Planning Workshop||Estate Planning Workshop||2015|
|Estate Planning Myths: Why Most Estate Plans Fail and What to Do About It||Legacy Wealth Planning||2015|
|Basic to Advanced Estate Planning Techniques||Continuing Education Programs for Financial Advisors||2015|
|Special Needs Trusts||Continuing Education Programs for Financial Advisors||2014|
|Senior Survival Workshop||Long-Term Care||2014|
|Business Succession Planning||Continuing Education Programs for Financial Advisors||2014|
|Trust Administration (Estate Settlement)||Continuing Education Programs for Financial Advisors||2013|
|Estate Planning for the Small Business Owner||Basic Estate Planning||2013|
|Planning with Charitable Remainder Trusts||Advanced Estate Planning||2012|