RICHARD H. MURPHY, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW
Services
Mr. Murphy has a wide scope of practices in a number of areas of law. Here are some of the services he offers*:

Estate Planning:

Estate planning is a vital matter for all individuals, whether their estates are large or small. Planning provides peace of mind to the family that all aspects of one's estate will be handled expediously and as desired. The process is personal and individualized and includes the use of wills and trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies, gift planning, special needs planning, estate tax planning, guardianships, and business succession planning.

Wills and Trusts:

As a part of estate planning, wills are necessary to effect the transfer of one's assets at death. Trusts are a tool that, as appropriate, can be used for efficient administration of assets, charitable giving, estate tax planning, and to achieve other directives.

Elder Law:

Advice to clients with regard to asset protection and preservation is crucial as clients face the possibility of long term care and associated costs. Many of the legal tools used in estate planning are used in dealing with the particular needs of those who are growing older and face the issues of the elderly.

Estate Administration:

Mr. Murphy represents fiduciaries who serve as Executors, Administrators and Trustees in regard to the effective and efficient administration of estates and trusts. From the initial stages of the probate or administration process for a decedent's estate, to the proceedings to handle and ultimately distribute the estate, all aspects are covered including preparation and filing of court documents, asset inventory, asset valuation, payment of debts, trust and estate accounting, and closing of the estate or trust. Dispute resolution or litigation is handled as necessary.

Medicaid:

Advice and counsel is provided through the process of assessing Medicaid eligibility, including the Medicaid application. A plan is developed to deal with and preserve assets as possible, handle the submission of the Medicaid application with its attendant details, and represents clients at Fair Hearings if necessary.
Real Estate:

Mr. Murphy handles a comprehensive range of real estate matters including residential and commercial purchase, sale lease and lending transactions, title examinations and title insurance, contract negotiations, leases and landlord/tenant matters. Mr. Murphy is also an approved examining counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Insurance Company. In regard to the examination of titles and preparation of title insurance reports, New York Law requires the posting of title insurance and ancillary charges. These can be found by going to the following link: www.nnychicagotitle.com, where you will find the premium calculator that indicates such charges.

Corporate and Business Law:

From the formation of a corporation, a partnership, or a limited liability company, to the handle of legal matters for such entities and their merging or dissolution, if necessary, Mr. Murphy has extensive experience in handling all of these matters. His clients range from small, closely-held entities to larger corporate entities with on-going general business law needs.

Not-For-Profit Corporate:

Mr. Murphy understands the unique legal requirements and needs of not-for-profit entities. He handles basic matters such as incorporation, drafting certificates, by-laws and other corporate documents, on-going legal issues, and compliance with government rules and regulations. He also handles applications for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, and under state and local regulations.

General Practice:

In addition to the above, Mr. Murphy handles the legal aspects of various other general matters that arise in the lives of clients including guardianships, personal injury matters, purchase/sale of business, Justice Court matters including Vehicle and Traffic violations, and other matters that arise.

*The above summary is not an exhaustive outline of Mr. Murphy's areas of practice, but does provide a fair cross section of the types of matters he regularly handles.


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