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Kera Murphy Reed

Elder law Attorney at Uniondale, NY

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
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Kera Reed is of counsel at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., where she is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department and the Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation practice group. Kera’s practice includes all Surrogate’s Court proceedings to appoint an Executor or Administrator of an estate, SCPA Article 17 and 17-A guardianship proceedings, preparation and litigation of fiduciary accountings, and preparation of New York State and Federal estate tax returns. She also is qualified to serve as Guardian ad Litem in Surrogates’ Court proceedings. In addition to her Trust and Estate practice, Kera is certified to serve as counsel and court evaluator in Supreme Court Guardianship matters. She is a Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates section’s Surrogate’s Court Committee and is the past Co-Chair of the Surrogates Court Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. She is currently serving a three year term on the Board of Directors for the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association. Kera is also on the New York State Office of Court Administration E-Filing Advisory Committee which assists in implementing E-filing procedures statewide. Kera is also a frequent contributor to the Suffolk Lawyer.

In 2018 Kera received the honor of being named an “Outstanding Woman in Law” by Hofstra University School of Law Center for Children Families and the Law and Long Island Business News. In 2021, for the fifth consecutive year, Minneapolis-based Law & Politics publishers of Super Lawyers magazines announced that Kera had been named as a Rising Star Attorney. Super Lawyers published in the New York Times Magazine is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their respective fields. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2019, Kera was also honored with the Leadership in Law Award by the Long Island Business News, which is dedicated to those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island. Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding achievements, involvement in their profession, support of the community and mentoring.

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Ruskin Moscou Faltischek PC
1425 RXR Plaza
East Tower, 15th Floor
Uniondale, NY, 11556

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Ruskin Moscou Faltischek
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate
  • Burner Law Group, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2022

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • St John's University
  • 2007

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Surrogates Court Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Woman in Law
  • Hofstra University School of Law Center for Children Families and the Law and Long Island Business News
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Scholarship
  • Carmody-Roberts
  • 2010
  • Bronze Level Pro Bono Service Award
  • Nassau Suffolk Law Services Senior Citizens Law Project
  • 2010
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Publications

  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Absentees and Declarations of Death – What Happens When Someone Disappears
  • 2020
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Fiduciary Liability Issues as a Result of COVID-19 - Executors and Administrators
  • 2020
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Burden of Proof in a Turnover Proceeding
  • 2020
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Surrogate's Court Mediation Update
  • 2020
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Judicial Accounting Procedures and Tips
  • 2020
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Ownership and Transferability of an Entity Owned by an Estate
  • 2019
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Mediation is Coming to Suffolk County Surrogate's Court
  • 2019
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Surrogate's Court Proceeding
  • 2019
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Removal of a Fiduciary
  • 2019
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Important Considerations Regarding the Appointment ofan Administrator
  • 2019
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • The Changing Landscape of SCPA Article 17-A Guardianships
  • 2019
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Absentees and Declarations of Death - What Happens When Someone Disappears
  • 2019
  • The Suffolk Lawyer
  • Fiduciaries Should be Aware of Potential Personal Liability
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Two Part Series: Estate Planning Spring Clean Up
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Two Part Series: Estate Planning Spring Clean Up
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017

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Uniondale Elder law Lawyer Kera Murphy Reed
Kera Murphy Reed
Elder law Attorney
Uniondale, NY
Licensed for 13 years