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Detail-Oriented Trust and Estates Lawyer in New York, New York

Safeguarding your future, family and assets

With 41 years of experience, Richard M. Lipsman possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate tax issues
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Wills drafting and execution

Estate planning

Richard M. Lipsman can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. He thoroughly analyzes your estate and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. He can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.


Richard M. Lipsman applies his extensive knowledge about New York probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. He assists executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the probate court in New York
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuating the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes

When disputes occur between beneficiaries, he helps to successfully represent your interests. Richard M. Lipsman has the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. He is a skillful mediator and litigator and can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact a meticulous estate planning lawyer in New York City

When you need assistance with an estate planning or probate matter, call Richard M. Lipsman at 212-532-7700 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment.