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Regina Kiperman

Probate Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   35 reviews

also known as RK Law PC

  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 14 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Regina

Learn Regina’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Guardianship
    30%
    I represent individuals in contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings;

    15 years

  2. Probate
    30%
    I prepare Probate and Estate Administration Petitions to help fiduciaries obtain Letters Testamentary, Limited Letters Testamentary, Letters of Administration, or Letters of Administration, C.T.A;

    15 years

  3. Estate planning
    25%
    I prepare estate planning documents (from basic to complex), including, but not limited to: Wills, various Trusts (e.g.: Revocable, Irrevocable, Life Insurance, Charitable, and/or Personal Residence), and Advance Directives;

    15 years

  4. Elder law
    15%
    I advise individuals on elder law issues, including reviewing existing care plans and long-term care insurance policies, and assess and advise clients on Medicaid planning (community and institutional);

    15 years

 

I advise clients in the areas of Probate, Estate & Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Contested and Uncontested Guardianship matters, Will Contests, Contested Accountings, and Special Needs Planning.
 
To this end, I:

  • Prepare estate planning documents (from basic to complex), including, but not limited to: Wills, various Trusts (e.g.: Revocable, Irrevocable, Life Insurance, Charitable, and/or Personal Residence), and Advance Directives;
  • Prepare Probate and Estate Administration Petitions to help fiduciaries obtain Letters Testamentary, Limited Letters Testamentary, Letters of Administration, or Letters of Administration, C.T.A;
  • Counsel fiduciaries (e.g.: executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians) on the administration and taxation of their (or their ward’s) estates;
  • Advise trustees and trust beneficiaries on the administration and taxation of trusts;
  • Represent family members in kinship proceedings to prove their right to inherit property;
  • Represent individuals in contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings;
  • Advise individuals on elder law issues, including reviewing existing care plans and long-term care insurance policies, and assesses possibility of Medicaid planning (community and institutional);
  • Advise disabled individuals and their family members on special needs planning;
  • Negotiate with NYC Human Resources Administration to reduce or eliminate various “Medicaid claims”;
  • Represent individuals in estate and trust litigation, including will contests, turn-over proceedings, and contested accountings.

 
I live in Brooklyn, with my husband, John, and our two young daughters – Sophie and Mikaela. I like to balance work with traveling, hiking, baking, and helping my children explore the world around them.

Let me know how I can help you!

 

Photos and videos

This video describes the process of being appointed Executor in NYC and obtaining Letters Testamentary. 

Visit www.rklawny.com for additional information.
This video describes the process for being appointed Administrator of an Estate in New York City. An Administration is usually the next of kin and is appointed when the Decedent died without a Will. 

visit www.rklawny.com for additional information.

Location

RK Law PC
40 wall street
suite 2500
New York, NY, 10005
Regina Kiperman
574 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
Posted by Martitia | March 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your search stops here.
Kiperman was the fourth elder law attorney I reached out to. She and her staff have been clear, competent, patient and caring. The help my disabled husband has received, as the result of her help, has been life-changing for both of us. She's a rare pearl in a sea of empty oysters. Will use her services indefinitely.
Posted by Mike Libin | February 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
incredible work ethics
Contacted Regina Kiperman for an opinion. Very much impressed with her work ethics and her entire team promptness. Everything was explained clearly and with lightning fast results. Highly recommend Regina for estate planning.
Posted by matthew | August 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt S
Regina is a great lawyer and advocate. Not only did she get the job done for my mother and me, she and her staff were ultra responsive to me. She will pick up a call whenever needed and I’d recommend her and the firm without reservation.
Posted by Dean | August 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great advocate in difficult times
After a tragic loss, we faced a challenging situation. Namely, navigating the courts during Covid when we ourselves were 3,000 miles away. Regina and her team calmly and methodically guided us step-by-step through the process, handled curve balls with aplomb, and were dedicated and responsive from day one thru the end of our case. Any question we had was answered, and at no time did we feel anything other than that we were in great hands. We trust Regina, and recommend her without any reservations. We are grateful for the help she gave us during difficult times.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who really cares about her clients
I highly recommend Regina. She is responsive, very knowledgable about the law, compassionate and completely professional. I was executor for my sister's will and I hired RK Law to do the probate. Regina found a creative way to deal with an issue with a Trust set up in the will. Her strategy saved court time and fees and most importantly it avoided conflict between family members who were the beneficiaries. She resolved a very emotional situation.
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Posted by Marilyn | April 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
I would highly recommend Regina Kiperman for your legal needs. I contacted her firm based upon her excellent reviews online. I was not disappointed. I was very impressed with the way in which Regina took care of my legal needs in the midst of Covid-19. She was able to have my documents executed, while sheltering in place. She answered all of my questions patiently and offered good advice. I will be using her in the future for my legal concerns. Having dealt with a good number of attorneys over my lifetime, I would have to say that she is one of the best that I have encountered.
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Response from Regina Kiperman October 12, 2020
Dear Marilyn, Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to assist you with your NYC Estate Planning and specifically with preparing a Last Will and Testament and Advance Directives (Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Living Will, and Appointment of Guardian). Please do not hesitate to contact RK Law PC at your convenience. (917) 261-4514. We look forward to hearing from you in the future. Thank you, Regina Kiperman
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Posted by Nick | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Regina Kidman is a true client's advocate.
Regina has gone above and beyond her professionalism as an attorney. Her advocacy, compassion and empathy have been invaluable for me and for my dearly departed aunt Elsie when Elsie was alive and after her passing.
Response from Regina Kiperman October 12, 2020
Dear Nick, Thank you for selecting RK Law PC to assist with your NYC contested Article 81 Guardianship matter. It was our pleasure to assist you with your cross petition and to also assist with Voluntary Administration upon your aunt's passing. Please do not hesitate to use RK Law PC as a resource in the future. Thank you
Posted by Larisa | January 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Medicaid and Guardianship Attorney
My father suffered a stroke. He had never executed a Power of Attorney or Health Care Proxy. He had assets in his own name. We moved him to a nursing home and became very concerned with the $15,000 monthly bill. We were told to proceed with Guardianship and Medicaid planning. We found Regina Kiperman and her team at RK Law. They are a small firm. They are very responsive. They are caring. Regina took us through the guardianship process. It seemed to go seamlessly. Her team filed for Medicaid. Our father was approved. We were able to use our guardianship to transfer assets in dad's name to our mother. All seemed to go very well. Thank you very much for all of your help.
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Response from Regina Kiperman October 12, 2020
Dear Larisa, Thank you for choosing RK Law PC to assist with your NYC Guardianship and Medicaid Planning. Please feel free to contact RK Law PC at your convenience. Thank you Regina Kiperman
Posted by Don | July 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good experience during a difficult time
I was originally referred to a different Estate Attorney by a Real Estate Attorney that I work with. That did not work out at all so I was very happy to connect with Regina Kiperman of RK Law. I found RK Law through the You Tube videos she posted on how to get through the Probate process. Perhaps an unorthodox way of finding an attorney, but it turned out great for me. Regina and her associate-Dan, made getting through all the paperwork pretty simple and I was able complete the process of getting my wife's estate handled properly. I'm very glad that I found RK Law.
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Posted by Anna | May 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenacious Guardianship Attorney
I hired Regina Kiperman to help me handle a thorny guardianship. My mother was being taken advantage of by her neighbor. We were able to get guardianship of my mother and then recover some of the money stolen. Regina was practical, explained things thoroughly, and was not afraid to tell us things we did not want to hear. She got the job done.
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Posted by Rick | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
legal counselor and guide
Because we have trust in her integrity, belief in her judgment, and have confidence in her competence, Regina Kiperman continues as our family’s legal counselor and guide.
Posted by Kristy | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent hire for family POA
We had a challenging Power of Attorney document to set up given a mixed family and a lack of understanding and/or trust by some family members. Regina was thorough, direct and patient in getting everyone literally on the same page and putting these protections in place for my father. We are very grateful to have worked with her.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will, etc.
Regina helped us create our wills and related documents. She and her team are capable and thorough, and we're very happy with the work they did for us.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medicaid Acceptance
My family hired Ms Kiperman to get my mother approved for Medicaid; she has dementia and her care would otherwise have bankrupted the family. She also helped made references to help us sell our family house efficiently. She has a very high level of knowledge in the area of geriatric law and how to navigate the labarinthine world of benefits. In order to work well with her, it will be important to be very specific about what you want and in what timeframe; otherwise there may not be focus. We did get it done and my mother now has the 24 hr care that she needs and to which she’s entitled.
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Posted by Tristan | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Hired Regina Kiperman, Esq. to help me with claim against a 30 yr. old Estate Trust that was getting ready to close out. I found her to be honest, straightforward, and in my corner. Her knowledge and persistence helped me attain a claim when I thought such a thing would never happen based on the past history of the Trust. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolute ace
I went into my first meeting with Regina barely knowing what it was I wanted, only that I was long past due in planning my estate. My confusion showed. Fortunately, Regina knows her stuff so well, is so well-prepared and explains the options so clearly that it didn't take long for her to put me on the right path. I was particularly impressed that she steered me to options that, while right for me, were not the most profitable for her. As a bonus, dealing with her is a delight.
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Posted by Barbara | October 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Communicator !!
After speaking with 7 other attorneys, we hired atty Kiperman for a difficult guardianship matter. Specifically, we asked her to defend against a petition for removal of a guardian and to ultimately terminate a guardianship over a person who we believed was no longer incapacitated. Atty Kiperman handled the case with aplomb; she successfully and suavely resolved the guardianship issue. Atty Kiperman is a firm, fair, tenacious and insightful attorney. She communicates with the client on an ongoing basis. She is highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate
I hired Regina to help probate my mother's Will. Regina made the process incredibly simple. We brought her the will and death certificate. She prepared all the other paperwork, filed everything in court. I was holding letters testamentary in less than a month. Regina obtained a tax id number for me to open an estate account and helped me collect all the assets. My mom left some money to a charity and Regina was able to walk me through facilitating this bequest. Thank you, Regina
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Response from Regina Kiperman July 17, 2020
Thank you very much for your kind words. We were happy to help with your probate needs.
Posted by John | October 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Meticulous Probate Attorney
I hired Regina to help me probate my father's Will. I have four siblings. Two siblings live in Europe. One sibling initially disagreed with what my father left him. My oldest brother was, sadly, serving a short prison sentence. Regina explained the process, quickly took control of the situation. She told my siblings living in Europe to make appointments with the Embassy to sign the necessary documents. She worked something out with my objecting brother. She got the Sheriff to serve the Warden and my brother in prison. In a few months I was holding Letters Testamentary in my hands. Along the way, she always kept me informed and, my bill was reasonable at the end. Throughout the entire process she was professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and professional
My family turned to Regina for help when my mother fell ill. She worked with us for over a year through the various stages of my mother's illness and after she passed. She was able to help reconfigure her estate during her illness. She was an immense help when dealing with the hospital and the medical team when it came to potential discharges. After my mother passed she has also been amazing in dealing with all the remaining matters. Very responsive and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
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Response from Regina Kiperman May 6, 2017
Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure to help your family with their estate and medicaid planning needs. Note that the estate administration process in this case will also be seamless, greatly in part to the planning we were able to accomplish.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • RK Law PC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Herzfeld & Rubin
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Letters of Administration for a Non-Marital Child
  • Won
  • Guardianship w/Medicaid Planning and SNT
  • Won
  • Fair Hearing Split/Shift
  • Won

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member (NY Chapter as well)
  • 2015 - Present
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • VA Accreditation
  • 2015 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Trusts, Estates and Surrogate's Courts Committee
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association, Aging Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent Attorney (Elder Law)
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • 2014 Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014

Publications

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Americas Long Term Care Crisis
  • 2013
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Journal
  • But Officer - My Transfer Was Not For Medicaid Purposes
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Astoria Bank
  • Estate and Medicaid Planning
  • 2017
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Estate Planning & Involvement with the BAR
  • 2015
  • Community Outreach
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Aging in Brooklyn - lets protect what we got
  • Estate and Medicaid Planning
  • 2015
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Cardozo Student Benefits of NYC Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Cardozo Law School
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Cardozo Elder Law Career Panel
  • Cardozo Elder Law Career Panel
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (8)
Endorse Regina
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Regina on several matters over the past few years. Her knowledge of trusts and estates law, attention to detail, and zealous advocacy skills invariably have served her clients well. I can recommend Regina without reservation."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Regina. Excellent estate and elder law planner who relates to the clients. She brings a sense of ease to her clients while getting the job done."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kiperman is a talented practitioner and zealous advocate who is passionate about her craft and cares for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Regina’s services."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Regina. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Regina is an exceptional attorney. Estate Planning can quickly become difficult when Medicaid and other public benefits become involved and when the client still wants to leave a legacy to his or her children. Attorney Kiperman knows exactly how to accomplish the client's goals, no matter how complex the situation. She is an extremely professional, intelligent and diligent attorney and is highly respected within the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Regina is knowledgeable as well as resourceful, which is what makes her such a good lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Regina is an intelligent attorney when it comes to Medicaid and Elder Law issues."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Regina is a wealth of information regarding wills, trusts, estates, and other related elder law matters. She's knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Regina knows her stuff when it comes to Medicaid and estates!"
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kiperman shows a clear understanding of estate planning, probate and elder law issues and responds to complex questions with superior competence and compassion. I endorse her."
Probate Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable. Her advice is both accurate from a legal standpoint and practical."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Kiperman is a highly knowledgeable attorney as is evident in her fine contributions to the Avvo community. I would not hesitate to rely on her professional guidance with any elder law or estate planning matter."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer as a smart and talented attorney. She is completely knowledgable about all facets of elder law - be it Medicaid planning and applications, guardianships, supplemental needs trusts and estate planning. She has a great rapport with her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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