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Richard Samuel Barid

Elder law Attorney at Savannah, GA

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    50%
    A qualified elder law attorney can help you and your family find peace of mind about the staggering costs of long-term care. We help seniors and their families with legal planning for long-term care.

  2. Estate planning
    50%
    Our firm is dedicated to providing you with quality estate planning and elder law resources, so you can become familiar with all of the existing options. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing important issues concerning both you and your family. We arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future.

Thank you for visiting my profile. I look forward to helping you explore your estate planning goals, your special needs planning requirements, and/or your elder law needs to design a plan that will best protect your family and your assets for the future.

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Licensed for 26 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 02/03/2023

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

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Smith Barid, LLC
7393 Hodgson Memorial Dr.
Suite 202
Savannah, GA, 31406

Reviews

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Posted by LISA | May 30, 2012
I have found my real estate attorney too.
Richard Barid has a professional demeanor and is exact regarding the estate planning of the law. He takes the time to help you understand your needs and speaks with respect, knowledge, professionalism and terms you can understand. Most important he allows you to see the complete picture by providing useful information you would not necessarily think about. The Professionalism is continued throughout his staff. I do not have a million dollar estate but in the end as you leave the office you are confident in your decisions and in Mr. Barid ….so I left feeling like a million dollars!  Thanks you Mr. Barid!
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Posted by Michael | March 29, 2011
I have found my real estate attorney
Mr. Barid and his firm were extremely helpful in setting up a living trust for me. I knew about the importance of setting up a trust, but I knew none of the mechanics of doing so. Everyone from the receptionist, to the paralegals, to Rich himself were not only extremely knowledgeable, but they were extremely kind and personable. As a physician, I came knowing very little about real estate law, and Rich and his staff cogently oriented me to the structure of my trust, how to make modifications, and how the trust would be executed in the event of my death. I am leaving this region of the country soon, but I am keeping my real estate in Georgia. I have a lot of peace of mind knowing that Rich's team is available should I have any concerns. I have consulted him several times since he first assisted me with the creation of my trust, and my calls are always returned promptly. Furthermore, Rich has always been available (even at the sacrifice of his lunch hour) to see me soon. I emphatically recommend Rich Barid as a real estate attorney. I look forward to utilizing his services again in the future.
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Posted by Alice | January 7, 2015
Mistake No. 1
I hired Richard to handle my estate questions and problems. He promised me prompt service and advised on benefits I knew nothing about. Unfortunately, he could not complete the assigned tasks due to unforseen events. I made the mistake of paying him for work not done. I am out the money due to his flat fee for services. Will not hire him again.
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Response from Richard Barid May 19, 2017
We're so sorry you had a bad experience. As you know, we have a flat fee engagement that most of our clients appreciate because the cost is up front and clear. We stand by the work and effort we dedicated to your matter.

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Smith Barid, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Daryl J. Walker & Associates
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Barr, Warner, Lloyd, & Henifin
  • 1996 - 1997

Education

  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • Academy of VA Pension Planners
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Advisors Forum
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Savannah Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Savannah Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - Present
  • Family Bar of Savannah
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Savannah Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010

Publications

  • Savannah Morning News / Business in Savannah
  • Your Estate Plan in Wake of Estate Tax Repeal
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Mid Morning Live
  • Tax Planning
  • 2013
  • Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Meeting
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2013
  • Hot Topics CLE
  • VA Aid & Attendance / Pension
  • 2013
  • In-Service for Discharge Caseworkers
  • Elder Law & VA Aid & Attendance
  • 2012
  • Meeting of Effingham County Asperger's and Autism Support Group
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2010
  • Meeting of Richmond Hill Asperger's Support Group
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2009
  • Continuing Education Seminar
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Continuing Education Seminar
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Smart Seniors
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Public Educational Seminars
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Continuing Education Seminar
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Smart Seniors
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Public Educational Seminars
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Gulfstream Presentation
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (30)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and send clients to him for their estate planning needs every chance I get. Because he specializes in estate work, he is extremely knowledgeable and competent in this area of law."
Tax Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only do I routinely refer clients to Richard I have used Richard for my own personal estate planning. I would strongly endorse this attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I knew this lawyer before he started practicing law and I have watched him develop a successful law practice committed to helping people and their families with their legal needs. I am a trial lawyer and refer my personal injury clients to this lawyer for all of their estate planning and elder law needs when these issues arise in my clients' cases or in their lives in general. I endorse this lawyer. Brad Stevens"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Barid is an outstanding attorney to whom I would not hesitate to refer matters involving friends or family. His superior knowledge of the subject matter coupled with a common sense approach in explaining the legal issues to clients is refreshing."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Richard is conscientious, hard-working, and an all-around nice guy. He is an excellent choice for your estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many clients in need of Estate Planning services to Richard. The feedback from those clients has been universally positive. Richard is a detail oriented and bright lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a hard working and companionate lawyer. He cares about his clients. He is very smart and has a great sense of humor. He helps many people with his public seminars and hosting and talk radio appearances. I have referred friends to his office for estate planning. I lend him my personal endorsement. Howard Spiva, Attorney www.spivalaw.com"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is extremely competent and conscientious. He knows his field, and he is well-versed in the technologies that complement it. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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