For all of your Estate Planning needs
The Law Offices of Katharine J. Richards, P.C., provides legal advice and assistance in the areas of Elder Law, Estate and Tax Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Medicaid and Asset Protection Planning, Special Needs Planning, Real Estate and Guardianship. Our firm’s goal is to provide our clients with advice and guidance in order to avoid financial and emotional distress during difficult times.
Located in Garden City, New York, with Suffolk locations upon request, the firm is managed by Katharine J. Richards, Esq. With a combined experience of almost twenty-five years in practice, Ms. Richards is proud of the reputation she has developed as an experienced, skilled, effective and compassionate attorney.
We believe that it is not enough to know the law; but that we must also know how to listen to our clients, respond to their concerns and fears, as well as read between the lines to figure out what may be behind certain issues or hesitations. Clients are not always the most forthcoming, and it is often our job to act as a mind-reader, social worker, therapist, family counselor, mediator, etc., because these areas of the law are rarely about a single person. At The Law Offices of Katharine J. Richards, P.C., we understand the intricacies of inter-family dynamics; we respect the individual opinions of our clients and their families; and we guide our clients in a manner which is best for them.
Katharine J. Richards, Esq.
Katharine J. Richards, Esq., is the managing partner at The Law Offices of Katharine J. Richards, P.C., located in Garden City, New York, where she devotes her practice to Elder Law, Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Estate Administration, Guardianship and Medicaid.
Ms. Richards is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section and Elder Law Section. Additionally, she is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Elder Law, Social Services & Health Advocacy and Surrogate’s Court Committees, and the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Elder Law and Surrogate’s Court Committees, and served as a Co-Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Surrogate’s Court Committee for 2010-2012. She has also taught classes in elder law and estate planning at Queens College.
Ms. Richards has been published in the Nassau County Bar Association’s Nassau Lawyer and she has presented numerous educational lectures and seminars to many community and professional groups regarding Charitable Gifting, ethical issues in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Guardianship, Medicaid and Medicare, Real Estate and Estate Administration.
As part of her practice, Ms. Richards strives to educate other attorneys and the general public as to the serious ramifications of improper or insufficient planning, or failing to plan altogether; such as loss of control, loss of decision making capability, excessive taxes and medical care costs, to name but a few.