Richard A. Weinblatt

Attorney Richard A. Weinblatt

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Richard A. Weinblatt, a partner in the firm, concentrates in the areas of Elder Law, including Medicaid planning, representing clients before Departments of Social Services, and guardianship proceedings; estate planning and estate administration; and contested Surrogate’s Court proceedings.

Richard received his undergraduate degree in accounting from New York Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in taxation from C.W. Post College. He received his law degree from St. John’s University, from which he graduated magna cum laude and where he received numerous academic awards, which included the Prentice Hall Award in Taxation and American Jurisprudence Awards for excellence in Advanced Personal Income Tax and Gift and Estate Taxation. Upon graduation from law school, Richard entered private practice and joined our firm as a partner at its inception in 1994.

Richard is an adjunct professor of taxation law at Touro Law Center and is a frequent lecturer in the areas of Medicaid planning and trusts and estates for the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association. Richard has also lectured on various Elder Law and estate-related topics for the Queens County and Nassau County Bar Associations, as well as for numerous community and religious organizations.

Richard has held offices in several professional organizations, including serving as President of the Suffolk County Chapter of the Long Island Estate Planning Council, District Delegate to the Elder Law Section of the NYS Bar Association, Associate Dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law, and Director of the Suffolk County Bar Association. He has chaired the Elder Law, Surrogate’s Court and Tax Committees of the Suffolk County Bar Association. Richard has received an AV®* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.

Richard is a member of both the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and of its New York chapter. He is a Certified Public Accountant and served for many years both as trustee and as President of the Board of Education of the Smithtown School District.

 

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