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Richard A Oshins

Richard A Oshins

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Tax, Trusts, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Probate

Richard Oshins

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About Me

Richard A. Oshins is a member of the Las Vegas law firm of Oshins & Associates, LLC where he concentrates in tax and estate planning with a substantial emphasis on multi-generational wealth planning particularly with regard to closely held businesses.  He is regarded as one of America’s top estate planning lawyers advising wealthy clients throughout the United States. Mr. Oshins is also an advisor and consultant to many of the largest financial institutions in the United States. He has been listed in both The Best Lawyers in America and Martindale-Hubbell's list of Preeminent Lawyers from their inception, and has been honored as a recipient of the “Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner” award by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.  He received a J.D. degree from St. John’s School of Law, and holds an M.B.A. degree in taxation with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, and a LL.M degree in taxation with honors from George Washington University School of Law.  

Prior to coming to Nevada, Mr. Oshins served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. and as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department, in Washington, D.C.  That office reviews and assists in the development of tax regulations, rulings and other tax matters, and takes part in the presentation of the Treasury Department’s recommendations for federal tax legislation before Congressional tax committees.  He is on the Advisory Board of the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, the Editorial Board of Estate Planning Magazine, Advisory Board of CCH and the Attorney Advisory Board for Merrill Lynch Trust Company.

Mr. Oshins has lectured extensively on innovative tax and estate planning strategies and is the author or co-author of many articles including the Journal of Taxation, Trusts and Estates, The Tax Executive, Estate Planning, C.L.U. Journal, Real Property Probate & Trust Journal, NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, Southern California Institute on Federal Taxation, CCH Financial and Estate Planning, Community Property Journal and Tax Notes. He is an author of the “Practitioner’s Strategies” column of the CCH Estate Planning Expert Library which provides practice-focused commentary on hot topics, emerging issues and trends pertinent to practitioners in the field of estate planning and related fields.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1967

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    48 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Tax: 40%
    48 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Trusts: 5%
    48 years, 8 thousand cases
  4. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 3%
    25 years, 400 cases
  5. Probate: 2%
    48 years, 100 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Kristin M Tyler

    Richard is a national leader in the estate planning arena. His knowledge and experience are unparalleled and he uses these skills to help his clients reach their goals.


    Kristin Tyler Limited Liability Company (LLC) Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Kristen E Simmons

    Dick is a master in the field of estate planning. He works to create comprehensive plans for his high net-worth clients. He is constantly lecturing and sharing his ideas and knowledge with other advisors around the country, making him a national leader in the field.


    Kristen Simmons Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Law Offices of Oshins & Associates

1645 Village Center Cir
Las Vegas, NV, 89134-6370


NYCurrently registered 196703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Member, Estate Planning Hall of FameNational Association of Estate Planners & Councils2007
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
ListedNevada Super LawyersN/A
ListedMountain States Super LawyersN/A
Advisory BoardNYU Institute on Federal TaxationN/A
Editorial BoardEstate Planning MagazineN/A
Advisory BoardCCHN/A
Attorney Advisory BoardMerrill Lynch Trust CompanyN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerOshins & Associates, LLC1984 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Estate Planners and CouncilsMember, Estate Planning Hall of Fame2007 - Present
Southern Nevada Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
IRS vs. Confidentialwon
IRS v. Confidential1Won

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of CaliforniaTaxationM.B.A.N/A
St. John's School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
George Washington University National Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of LawsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Pacific AdvisorsAdvanced Planning StrategiesN/A
New York University Institute on TaxationWealth Transfer Planning StrategiesN/A
New York Life Agents Reinsurance CompanyThe Beneficiary Defective Inheritor's TrustN/A
National Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsWealth Shifting TransfersN/A
National Association of Estate Planners & CouncilsBeneficiary Defective Inheritor's TrustN/A
AICPAGrantor TrustsN/A