George E. Riedel, Jr.

George E. Riedel, Jr.


Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

Recognized since 2007

Buffalo, New York

Practice Areas

Elder Law

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Elder Law
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George E. Riedel, Jr. practices in the areas of trusts and estates, elder law, estate administration, estate planning, guardianships, and adoptions.

Mr. Riedel is a director (from 1995 to present) and past secretary for the 100 Club of Buffalo. He is also a director (from 1999 to present) of the Western New York-Jamaica Partners of Americas. He was elected a fellow of the New York Bar Foundation in January 2001. He also serves on the advisory board of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Divine Child.

Mr. Riedel has lectured extensively for the New York State Bar Association on topics that include “Estates Planning and Will Drafting,” “Practice Skills: Basic Probate and Administration of Estates,” “Lifetime Inter Vivos Trusts,” “Estate and Gift Taxation: New Legislation,” “Beyond Practical Skills: Probate and Administration of Estates,” and “Income Taxation of Decedents: Their Estates and Their Trusts.” He is an adjunct lecturer for Hilbert College (from 1981 to present) and has taught various paralegal courses, including on estate administration and elder law.

Practice Areas

Location

  • 42 Delaware Avenue, Suite 120
    Buffalo, NY 14202

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., graduated 1972
  • Canisius College, M.S., graduated 1968
  • Canisius College, B.S., graduated 1966

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1973

Affiliations

  • 8th Judicial District - Former Representative
  • Bar Association of Erie County Surrogate’s Court Practice and Procedure Committee, the Surrogate’s Court Liaison Committee, and the Bar Association of Erie County’s Elder Law Committee - Member
  • Estates Analysts of Western New York - Member
  • Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York - Treasurer
  • New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section - Member
  • New York State Elder Law Section - Member
  • Surrogate’s Court Restricted Charitable Gifts Subcommittee by Honorable Joseph S. Mattina in 1997 and Advisory Committee on Adoption - Appointed Member
  • Trusts and Estates Membership Committee - Chair

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Elder Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Elder Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Elder Law, Buffalo (2023)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Buffalo (2020)
  • Trusts and Estates, Buffalo (2019)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Buffalo (2018)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Buffalo (2016)
  • Elder Law, Buffalo (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Elder Law
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Named to Best Lawyers in America since 2007; recognized for Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, and Litigation-Trusts and Estates
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell: AV Peer Review Rating, signifying the highest recognition in legal ability and professional ethics
  • Super Lawyers: Named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers since 2007 for Estate Planning and Probate; no more than five percent of attorneys within a state are named to this publication
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” 2018: Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo for Litigation-Trusts and Estates by Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” 2016: Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo for Litigation: Trusts and Estates by Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” 2015: Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo for Elder Law by Best Lawyers in America
  • Who’s Who in Law: Named to the final 2012 issue of Business First/Buffalo Law Journal‘s “Who’s Who in Law” for Estate Planning

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