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Richard E. Schneyer

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Richard E. Schneyer


For the past thirty years, Richard E. Schneyer has focused his practice in two basic areas of the law. First, he represents individuals in tax matters, estate planning, wealth preservation, probate proceedings, administration of trusts and estates, accounting proceedings and resolution of family disputes. Second, he represents closely held business organizations and their owners.

His experience includes formulating estate plans for individuals that include wills, trusts, gifts, marital agreements, and family limited partnerships. He also advises individuals and corporate fiduciaries in estate and gift tax proceedings and, in particular, defending the valuation of closely held business interests and works of art. Richard has served as an executor and trustee for his clients, and is president of a private charitable foundation.

In representing closely held businesses, his experience includes the structuring and negotiation of business succession plans, buy-sell agreements, employment contracts, retirement arrangements, asset and stock purchase agreements, financing arrangements, and real estate matters.

  • Taxation of Trusts and Estates | New York State
  • Estate Practice Programs | Bar Association

Richard Schneyer has or will serve as a speaker, moderator, event chair or panelist for the following events:

  • World Trade Institute | International Taxation of Non-U.S. Citizens
  • Picatrix International | International Estate Planning
  • Long Island University Paralegal Program | Estate Planning



  • Brooklyn College , 1967, BA

Law School:

  • Brooklyn Law School ,1971, JD
  • New York University School of Law, 1976, LL.M. in Taxation



  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Committee on Real Property and Probate Law
  • Member, Section of Taxation
  • Member, Section of Business Law
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Expanded Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Vice-Chair, Committee on Estate Planning
  • Chair, Committee on International Estate Planning (1994-1996)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Committee on Surrogate's Court (1997-1998)


  • Member, Respect for Law Alliance, Inc.
  • President, The Margot Sundheimer Foundation
  • Member, UJA-Federation Trusts and Estates Committee

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York State
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