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Richard Roman Shum

Family Attorney at New York, NY

4.4   13 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 16 years
    Massachusetts - MA 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Richard

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Besides being a lawyer, I'm also a single dad of a beautiful little boy. I understand what matters to you because the same things also matter to me. 

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Richard Shum
20 Clinton St
5D
New York, NY, 10002

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4.4 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Anna | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Rare Breed of Lawyer
I cannot recommend Richard Shum enough. He is a rare breed of lawyer and quite frankly, of human being, who will fight like a bulldog on the issues you need him to, will keep an eye on time/money so as to not completely drain your resources, and he also has a moral compass and keeps what is best for the whole family, i.e. the children/or the big picture in mind in all his proceedings. He actually cares about what he does, how he handles himself, and what is best for his clients and I recommend him to everyone I know. Every single member of my family is lucky we had him in our corner when we needed to figure everything out. Again, cannot recommend this lawyer enough
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Posted by Maria | June 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mr. Richard Shum, is very reliable, gets great results for you, and makes it extremely convenient for you to continue with your work life and personal life while he works hard for you. Highly recommended. I will continue to use his services for anything I need and I will be sending everyone I know to Mr. Shum from now on!
Posted by Gaia | October 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I’d recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
When I contacted Mr. Shum I was in the middle of a surreal case that made me feel unsafe in my own apartment and radically shook my emotional space. I had to act fast and I talked to several lawyers over a few days. I was clueless about rates and ways to operate but I usually know when not to trust, and many of them sounded untrustworthy, interested only in their own profit. Mr. Shum was clear from the beginning about what he could do, he explained the case from the point of view of the law and choosing him as my lawyer immediately took a load off my shoulders. He’s tough and to the point, which helped solve the case and helped me think clearly and proactively in a moment of distress. I’d recommend him to anyone who might need his expertise, without hesitation.
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Posted by Shira | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer you can get!
I had a terribly distressing problem with the management company, tried to tackle it myself, which was a mistake. A friend recommended I take a lawyer and recommended Mr. Shum. The professionalism in which Mr. Shum tackled my problem was beyond words. No only did he save money for me, but also was kind all the way. It was the best decision I took. I highly recommend working with him!
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Posted by Justine | October 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pointed and Skillful
Rich Shum was hired by me in May of 2019. I was in crisis with my husband and had no idea how to proceed. I hired him because I knew, when I first talked with him that he wouldn’t take my case lightly, nor would I be given a formulaic approach. He was able to quickly reassure me with his understanding of the law and how he could help to diffuse my situation. I trusted him as a good person when he said that the most important aspect of the case was to protect and support our children. He was able to get a unique settlement for me in under six months time. Rich was pointed and sharp when need be, but he also has a heart. I walked away with what was needed to ensure my children’s safety and well being for their lifetime, physical custody and a strong ability to exert protective control over visitation if need be. I am so grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Richard has been our co-op's attorney for almost four years now, and has proven to be very knowledgeable, professional, and motivated. His counsel is always very thorough and clear. Since we hired him, his stewardship of our recent contracts has our co-op functioning more efficiently than ever before.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong and Technically Proficient Negotiator and Lawyer!
I hired Richard to work on some Real Estate matters for me. I was very impressed with how astute, detail oriented and methodical Richard is with his work. He is experienced, technically proficient, highly effective and an excellent negotiator, who is proactive and knows the law inside and out. Richard kept me informed regularly and was responsive to all my requests and queries. All the traits that any good lawyer worth his salt should possess. I was very satisfied with the outcome of the matter and I highly recommend Richard for your Real Estate matters.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong, Effective and Professional Legal Service
Richard's considerable knowledge, intuition and intelligence were all brought to bear while heading our entertainment company's Legal Department. Richard masterfully negotiated licensing deals with major film studios, production companies and record labels. He also managed litigation prep, handled royalty administration and oversaw IP valuations. When the position called for aggressive action Richard was very effective, pursuing instances of copyright infringement and protecting our company's assets in other ways. But he also knew when to be circumspect and conciliatory when managing our delicate ongoing business relationships. It was a pleasure working with Richard and I was always impressed by his knowledge and professionalism. I would enthusiastically recommend Richard for a wide range of legal needs.
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Posted by Dylan | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent help with Music Right Agreement and removal of partner from LLC
My company solicited attorney Shum's services on two occasions: I have a company that creates original music for commercials. As the company was forming attorney Shum aided us in the creation of a number of agreements. These agreements included, amongst other documents, a music right agreement, a session musician agreement, and a composers agreement. In addition, attorney Shum's services were solicited when the company shifted from 3 to 2 partners. Attorney Shum aided in drafting the exit agreement, and acted as a guide throughout the process. In both cases attorney Shum was great to work with. Navigating both of these situations was, at times, confusing. Attorney Shum made the details of both matters easy for me to comprehend. Attorney Shum operated in a timely manner, which I also appreciated.
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Posted by john jurayj | June 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Richard provides excellent advice, service and attention. He is able to guide our Co-op through difficult experiences with humor, intelligence and detail.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Interpretation
We used Shum for a number of contracts. He was able to dig up zoning advantages that we were unaware of. Great Interpretation of the law and our options. Others in our industry have also used Shum and are continue to do so.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
bad attorny
I had a bad experience with Mr Shum, he was recommended by another attorney and I should have done more research. He charged me twice for "prep for appearance" but I feel he was unprepared at court and did not represent me as well as other attorneys have in the past. After the court appearance when I emailed him asking information he insisted I send him more money to a retainer and only then he would answer me, this was after me paying him over $3000 in attorney fees in a simple back payment for child support, and one time appearance, I will not be using Mr Schum again. again.
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Posted by Anna | April 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very bad experience!
A very bad experience! I hired Mr. Shum to help me with my divorce in August 2020. The first red flag was when he used "wtf" in a professional email in response to my suggestion that he add something to the letter to my husband. Then it took him 8 weeks to produce a motion of default. His response to my email about the time frame was "as soon as possible and If you ask again you will be charged fees". Finally I received a 1 page motion which was a cookie cutter motion that anybody could create themselves just by googling "motion of default". All that Mr. Shum did was add my and my husbands name and charged me 3.5 hours for that work. I do not recommend this lawyer. It was my mistake hiring him after finding him through a google search.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Richard Roman Shum, Esq.
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Emerson College
  • MA
  • 2004
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • New York County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association,
  • 2007 - Present
  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Licensed
  • Southern District of New York
  • 2011
  • Licensed
  • Eastern District of New York
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Richard
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a lawyer’s lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Richard on several complex matrimonial and family law matters. His breath of knowledge and intellect is beyond reproach. If I were to get divorced, Richard is the attorney I would hire."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shum is a dedicated advocate with a great attention to detail. He genuinely cares about his clients and provides them with excellent representation. Mr. Shum is aggressive and will fight to get his clients what the deserve."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was fortunate enough to work with Richard in a recent litigation matter. Richard is an exemplary advocate in every sense of the word. His legal research skills and written work are of the utmost quality. He grasps legal issues with ease and has an incredible command of the English language. Richard is also a highly effective oral advocate due to his high intellect and natural ability to respond effectively to questions. "Quick on his feet" is an understatement. Richard possesses many qualities any client should look for in a litigator--intelligence, aggressiveness, analytical skills, confidence, book smarts, street smarts, and a sense of humor. Overall, Richard's experience, talent, and natural ability would serve any client very well. I would highly recommend Richard's legal services and hope to have the privilege of working with him again in the near future."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich is a very determined and thorough attorney whom is able to see the big picture and cut through posturing to get to the real issues."
Entertainment Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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New York Family Lawyer Richard Roman Shum
Richard Roman Shum
Family Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 16 years
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