Welcome to Rheinhardt & Bray
A CNY Elder Law & Estate Planning Firm

Protect Your Legacy For Those You Love

Elder and Estate Planning allows you to prepare for your future and the future of your loved ones with regard to health, financial well-being, and living environment. Elder law is a specialized section of the law that allows you to dictate how your care, assets, and living situation will be handled if you become ill or unable to make decisions for yourself. 

Our Misson:
Clients First

It’s as simple as that. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients with honesty, integrity, and results. Elder Law may be a complex and ever-changing topic of law, but our commitment to our clients is clear. Here at Rheinhardt and Bray, we are dedicated to making your experience as easy as possible. Our team will make sure we provide you with the best care and professionalism possible. When it comes to Elder Law, our attorneys, Jeff and Chris, are highly knowledgeable and reliable. Give us a call today to find out what we can do to help you.

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Practice Areas

Elder Law & Estate Planning allows you to prepare for your future and the future of your loved ones with regard to health, financial well-being, and living environment. 

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Compose your will, learn about the the laws & taxes that apply to your estate.

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Prepare for the future with the help of experienced elder law attorneys.

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Protect your assets for the future, for you and your family. 

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Keep your assets safe to pay for long-term care.

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Setup your living trust & prepare your assets for the future.

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Plan for the potential hardship to ease the burden.

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Make sure you get the details right and pass the qualification test.

Top FAQs

A living usually refers to a “revokable trust”. The primary purpose of a revokable trust is to avoid probate.

A revokable true is generally for people who have no close family or who own real property outside of New York State.

Yes. When you create a trust you must then transfer assets to the trustee. You may forget or not get around to transferring all of your assets and if you pass away, a will would be used in probate. The will would stipulate that all assets should pass through the trust (This is called a Pour-Over Will). If you do not have a will, then the laws of New York will dictate who inherits your remaining assets.

Probate is the legal process of proving the validity of an individual’s Last Will & Testament in Surrogates Court. During this process, the Judge appoints the executor. The Executor is then responsible for the following:
  • Distributing the assets per terms of the Will
  • Settling any debts of the estate
  • Filing State and Federal estate tax returns, if necessary

Attorneys

Jeffrey N. Rheinhardt
CELA*, Esq
Christopher R. Bray
Esq
James S. Rizzo
Esq

What Our Clients Say About Us

The staff at Rheinhardt & Bray made us feel extremely comfortable, taking time to answer our questions and explaining everything to us. Great people to work with.

Lea D

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2020-11-18T16:51:37+00:00

Lea D

The staff at Rheinhardt & Bray made us feel extremely comfortable, taking time to answer our questions and explaining everything to us. Great people to work with.
My parents were wonderful people... they deserved the best possible in life. Thankfully, they had the best attorney.

Bob B.

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2020-11-18T16:52:28+00:00

Bob B.

My parents were wonderful people... they deserved the best possible in life. Thankfully, they had the best attorney.
My gratitude and praise for you and your staff for the help and hope we have received throughout this trying manner. God Bless you all!

Bernadette W.

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2020-11-18T16:53:02+00:00

Bernadette W.

My gratitude and praise for you and your staff for the help and hope we have received throughout this trying manner. God Bless you all!
You'll never know how comforted we are to have such honest, caring folks to guide us through the very sad situation this has become.

Bonnie

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2020-11-18T16:53:28+00:00

Bonnie

You'll never know how comforted we are to have such honest, caring folks to guide us through the very sad situation this has become.
Needed a trust for elderly mother-in-law. She had NY partnership total asset long term care policy. Spoke with a dozen elder attorney's before finding Jeff. None of them had any idea what I was talking about. Some offered to look it up. NELF listing showed Jeff was CELA certified so I called. He was able to explain every detail off the top of his head. He made several suggestions for the trust and completed the job exactly the way we asked for. He has my strongest recommendation.

Steve

Rheinhardt & Bray PC
2023-02-09T12:17:13+00:00

Steve

Needed a trust for elderly mother-in-law. She had NY partnership total asset long term care policy. Spoke with a dozen elder attorney's before finding Jeff. None of them had any idea what I was talking about. Some offered to look it up. NELF listing showed Jeff was CELA certified so I called. He was able to explain every detail off the top of his head. He made several suggestions for the trust and completed the job exactly the way we asked for. He has my strongest recommendation.
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