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Richard A Oshins

Richard A Oshins

Practice areas:

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

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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.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1967

  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    48 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Tax: 40%
    48 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Life Insurance: 5%
  4. Trusts: 5%
    48 years, 8 thousand cases
  5. Other: 5%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Catherine M Colombo

    Richard is one of the brighest estate planning attorneys in the country. I am honored to work with him.

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    Catherine Colombo Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jeremy Spackman

    Richard is one of the best estate planning attorneys in the country. I strongly endorse his work.

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    Jeremy Spackman Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Law Offices of Oshins & Associates

1645 Village Center Cir
#170
Las Vegas, NV, 89134-6370

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NVActive197202/23/2013
NYCurrently registered 196703/13/2015
DCSuspended197005/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
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

Associations
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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Education
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
Orange County Estate Planning CouncilTHINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Why Conventional Thinking Might Not Always Be Best For Your Client2015
Naples Estate Planning CouncilIF YOU WRAP YOUR GIFTS CORRECTLY, THEY WILL KEEP ON GIVING: THE ART OF PROPERLY (AND EFFECTIVELY) PASSING AND RECEIVING PROPERTY2015
Estate Planning ConferenceOshins 112015
East Coast EPC & Palm Beach County EPCTHINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Why Conventional Thinking Might Not Always Be Best For Your Client2015
17th Annual Estate, Tax, Legal & Financial Planning SeminarTHINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Why Conventional Thinking Might Not Always Be Best For Your Client2015
Wells Fargo Business AdvisoryARE YOUR CLIENT’S PLANNING STRATEGIES UP TO DATE?2014
The 16th Annual Estate, Tax, Legal and Financial Planning SeminarThe Beneficiary Defective Inheritor’s Trust2014
STEP Orange CountyTHINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Why Conventional Thinking Might Not Always Be Best For Your Client2014
SPBCF PACTHINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Why Conventional Thinking Might Not Always Be Best For Your Client2014
Orange County Estate Planning CouncilFine-Tuning Dynasty Trusts as the “Centerpiece” of the Family Wealth Plan2014
Florida Beer Wholesalers AssociationWHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO OWN AND PASS ON WEALTH?2014
2014 Advanced Estate Planning ConferenceTHINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: Why Conventional Thinking Might Not Always Be Best For Your Client2014
Western CPEPractical Strategies to Enhance Your Client’s Wealth2013
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsFine-Tuning Dynasty Trusts as the “Centerpiece” of the Family Wealth Plan2013
AICPAThe Beneficiary Defective Inheritor’s Trust2013
Advanced Income, Gift & Estate Tax Planning Strategies and How to Create Leverage by Utilizing Life InsuranceYour Clients and Prospects Will Not Say No – Planning Strategies Which Open Up New and Significant Life Insurance Opportunities2013
50th Annual ConferenceHOW TO GET YOUR CLIENTS TO PROCEED WITH THEIR PLANNING2013
AICPAFine-Tuning Dynasty Trusts as the "Centerpiece" of the Family Wealth Plan2012
NYU Summer Institute in TaxationThe Beneficiary Defective Inheritor’s Trust2010
NAEPCOshins 11 - Thinking Outside the Box2010
AICPAThe Beneficiary Defective Inheritor’s Trust2010
36th Annual Notre Dame TaxThe Beneficiary Defective Inheritor’s Trust2010
THE 67th INSTITUTE ON FEDERAL TAXATION CONFERENCEResolving the Mismatch of Estate Inclusion Value and Deduction Value2008
The 66th Institute on Federal TaxationTHE MATHEMATICS OF ESTATE PLANNING2007
The 65th Institute on Federal TaxationThe Grantor Retained Annuity Trust2006
The 64th Institute on Federal TaxationCutting-Edge Planning Strategies for Life Insurance in the Uncertain Transfer Tax Environment – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly2005
The 63rd Institute on Federal TaxationEnhancing Popular Wealth Shifting Strategies & Double LLC Concept2004
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