Richard A. "Rich" Frankel

Richard A. "Rich" Frankel

Rivkin Radler LLP

Recognized since 2018

Albany, New York

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates

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Richard A. Frankel focuses his practice in the areas of healthcare, business, commercial and real estate transactions. He has counseled a wide variety of clients, including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, lending institutions, affordable housing corporations, contractors and individuals with respect to the full range of corporate, regulatory, contract, construction and real estate matters.

Rich has substantial experience in tax-exempt financing for healthcare facility projects, mortgage and asset-based financing, and acquisition structuring and financing. Rich also practices in the fields of charitable giving, estate planning (drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney and healthcare proxies). Rich also advises clients in matters relating to the probate and administration of estates.

Rich has been an adjunct faculty member of the Albany Law School of Union University, where he taught a real estate transaction course to upper-level law students. He also served on the Committee on Not-for-Profit Entities and Concerns of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Prior to entering private practice, Rich served as a law clerk to the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department. He was a member of the Law Review at Albany Law School, where he was also a member of the Justinian Society for Academic Excellence.

  • 66 South Pearl Street
    11th Floor
    Albany, NY 12207
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor
  • Colgate University, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • New York, New York State Bar
  • Albany County Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • College of St. Rose's Planned Gifts Committee - Committee Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Inc. - Board Chair
  • Schenectady County Bar Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of New York
State Clerkships
  • New York - Supreme Court

Rivkin Radler LLP
Headquarters: Uniondale, New York

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Trusts and Estates
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Trusts and Estates, Albany (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Trusts and Estates
Special Focus:
  • Commercial
  • COVID-19
  • Tax Certiorari
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Real Estate Law


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