Robert Friedman is a life-long Western New York resident and earned a B.A. from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo in 1975. In 1977, He earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law.

Buffalo Attorney Friedman was admitted to all New York State Courts in 1979 and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in 1979.

Mr Friedman firmly believes that being an active participant in the community is necessary for a successful law practice.That’s why he’s committed much of his time to the citizens and business organizations that make the Buffalo area special. Here’s a brief outline of some of those commitments:

Akron Village Prosecutor- twenty years
Akron Chamber of Commerce member
Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation – advisory board member
Clarence Chamber of Commerce-board of directors six years
Clarence Hollow Association member
Clarence IDA legal counsel-nine years
Clarence Rotary Club – Past President
Clarence Rotary Foundation – legal counsel
Clarence Senior Center-board of directors – 2 1/2 years
Clarence Town Prosecutor-nineteen years
Clarence Town Attorney-six years

Hearts & Hands-Faith in Action board member
Newstead Town Prosecutor
Named “Western NY Prosecutor of the Year” in 2003

Buffalo Attorney Friedman has written several books, including:

The Upstart Small Business Legal Guide
How to Survive Legally as a Landlord
Personal Injury Litigation Guide
How to Form Your Own “S” Corporation and Avoid Double Taxation
He is also a Real Estate Law columnist for the Buffalo News.

Buffalo Attorney Friedman is a member of the following legal associations:

American Bar Association (Real Property/Probate/Trust, and General Practice Sections)
Erie County Bar Association (Real Estate, Elder Law and Surrogate’s Court  Commmitees )
Genesee County Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
New York State Bar Association (Real Property,  Trusts ,Elder Law & General Practice Sections)

Buffalo Attorney Robert Friedman is available to help  Western New York residents with their estate planning needs, including:

Administering estates and trusts
Advanced Directives
Article 17A & 81 Guardianships
Assisted Living
Contested Accountings
Contesting a Will
Court Representation for Executors, Trustees, Creditors or Beneficiaries
Elder Abuse
Estate & Trust accountings
Estate Administration & Settlement
Estate Litigation – Contested Estates & Trusts
Estate Tax Issues
Estate Sales of Real Estate
Estate Tax Returns and Audits
Administrator Legal Guidance
Executor Legal Guidance
Family Partnerships, LLCs and Business Succession Planning
Government Benefits
Guardianships for Disabled Children
Health Care Proxies
Intestacy (dying without a will)
Invalidating trusts
Kinship proceedings (Establishing Heirs)
Life Estates
Life Insurance Trusts
Living Trusts
Living Wills
Long Term Care Insurance
Medicaid Planning
Nursing Home Care
Guardian Legal Guidance
Trustee Legal Guidance
Power of Attorney
Probating wills – simple to complex
Representation of executors & trustees
Representation of Out-of-State Beneficiaries
Retirement Planning
Reverse Mortgages
Revocable Living Trusts
Special Needs Trusts
Supplemental Needs Trusts
Spousal inheritance disputes
Surrogate’s Court Litigation
VA Aid and Attendance
Wrongful Death Proceedings
Serve as Executor for your Estate
Serve as Trustee for your Estate
If you are in need of legal assistance in the Buffalo, Rochester  and Western New York area, contact experienced Buffalo Attorney Robert Friedman for guidance.