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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Ho-Nun-De-Kah Honor Society||Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences||1984|
|Partner||Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP||2001 - Present|
|Partner||Shapiro & Shapiro, LLP||1991 - 2001|
|Associate||Porter Wright Morris & Arthur||1990 - 1991|
|Associate Attorney||Crowell & Moring, LLP||1988 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2011 - Present|
|ElderCounsel||Member||2008 - Present|
|InKnowvision Advanced Estate Planning Institute||Member||2006 - Present|
|Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council||Director||2005 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2000 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section||Member||1999 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Orange Regional Medical Center||Chairman of the Board||2006 - 2008|
|National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys||Member||1999 - 2011|
|Wallkill East Rotary Club||President||1999 - 2000|
|Orange Regional Medical Center||Director||1998 - 2011|
|Middletown Bar Association||President||1996 - 1997|
|Brittany Miller Foundation||President||1996 - 1998|
|Inside the Minds: Strategies For Trusts and Estates In New York, 2013 Ed.||Chapter Contribution||2013|
|Inside the Minds: Strategies For Trusts and Estates In New York, 2011 Ed.||Chapter contribution||2011|
|The Complete Guide To Estate & Financial Planning in Turbulent Times||Various Chapters||2010|
|New York State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section Newsletter||The Sale of Assets to a "GDOT" -- An Essential Estate Planning Tool for Sizable Estates||2009|
|The Elder Law Report||Estate Planning For Blended Families||2008|
|The Senior Gazette||The Estate Planning Advisor||N/A|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||Law||Juris Doctor||1988|
|Cornell University||Communications||Bachelor of Science||1985|
|National Business Institute||Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid||2014|
|White Plains, New York||Top 10 Estate Planning Techniques||2012|
|Drafting Wills & Trusts In New York||Estate Planning||2010|
|Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts||Estate Planning||2010|
|Top 10 Estate Planning Techniques||Estate Planning||2009|
|A Time To Plan -- Unparalleled Opportunities||Estate, Business and Financial Planning||2009|
|How to Draft Effective Wills and Trusts In New York||Estate Planning and Will Drafting||2008|
|2008 Spring Collegium||Estate Planning For Blended Families||2008|
|Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Law||Elder Law||2007|
|Harrisburg Estate Planning Syposium||GDOTs/IDITs and the Sale of FLP Interests||2006|
|How To Draft Effective Wills and Trusts in New York||Estate Planning and Will Drafting||2005|
|Elder Law in New York: Legal and Financial Issues||Elder Law||2005|
|Elder Law in New York: Legal and Financial Issues||Elder Law||2004|
Posted by George & Marie
We have been clients of Richard Shapiro's for four years. He helped us put together our estate plan, which could be an immense challenge. He made it simple and we know it is complete. We meet with him annually to make any recommended revisions and this too has been a very simple process. He understands families and the many issues that are at play within them that need to be considered in building an estate plan.
Posted by Alice
Rich's firm had an introductory seminar which was very informative. At our first meeting he wrote an outline to help us create a step by step plan for our trust. Rich took the time to answer all of our questions and accommodate our individual needs. The end product was provided to us in a clearly organized binder.
Posted by Bernie
Undecided on an estate plan I (we) a seminar and eventually hired Mr. Shapiro to to put together a plan for us.
While we haven't needed to exercise any of it, we feel it will be correct.
Since then a Medicare plan has been formulated.
Pamela Hamilton, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. He is a well respected member of the legal community. He is also highly regarded by his clients and takes the time to add value to the Avvo community with clear understandable answers that demonstrate his legal expertise.
Peter Gilbert, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have known Rich as a colleague in National organizations of Estate Planning attorneys, and have collaborated with him on cases that spand both of our states. Rich is a highly competent Estate Planning attorney and I do not hesitate to endorse him.
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