Goshen Attorney Featured in Second Estate Planning Book - Daily Hudson Valley News

Goshen Attorney Featured in Second Estate Planning Book

Jan 27th, 2013 | By | Category: General Interest

Richard J. Shapiro has been recognized as a leader in the trusts and estates law field through his recent inclusion as a contributing author for the recently released book, Inside the Minds: Strategies for Trusts and Estates in New York.

Shapiro’s chapter, “Counseling-Based Estate Planning: A Modern Approach,” features insight for other lawyers regarding new trends in estate planning, such as utilizing a counseling-based approach, as opposed to a word-processing approach. He also discusses developments in other areas of New York estate planning practice, including a recent court decision authorizing an agent under a power of attorney to revoke an “irrevocable” trust.

“I’m always honored to contribute to the educational aspects of estate planning,” said Shapiro, who has received an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has a perfect 10.0 rating at www.avvo.com. “I hope my insights and experiences can help guide other attorneys who are looking at ways to enhance their practices.”

Shapiro of Middletown is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He heads BSRB’s Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law department.

The recently released book was published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business focused on highlighting top-level executives from the world’s most respected companies. This is Shapiro’s second time contributing to an Aspatore book.

The 2013 edition, as well as past editions, of Inside the Minds: Strategies for Trusts and Estates in New York is available at booksellers and retailers.

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