Richard B. Schneider
Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC
2455 NW Marshall Street Suite 11
Portland, OR 97210
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Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC
Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Portland, OR, our mission is to provide residents of Portland and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Portland and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.
About Richard B. Schneider
Before devoting his professional efforts exclusively to estate planning, Mr. Schneider spent over fifteen years working on Wall Street for major law firms and investment banks. After graduating from law school, he practiced general civil law in New York City for five years, specializing in business transactions, financings and corporate matters. He also represented major investment banking firms in mortgage trading and real estate-related matters. Among his clients were international shipping companies, commercial and investment banks and institutional lenders, including General Electric Capital Corporation, Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch.
For the next ten years Mr. Schneider served as Senior Vice President at the investment banking firm of Kidder, Peabody, where he managed outside legal counsel for a variety of large financial transactions between major institutions. He played a central role in the creation of Kidder, Peabody’s mortgage trading subsidiary and advised and executed transactions with insurance companies, pension funds and government agencies, including the Resolution Trust Company.
In 1996 Mr. Schneider established a residence in Portland, Oregon and began his law practice there in 1997. He has made a long-term commitment to providing first-class estate planning legal services to families and individuals within the Portland metropolitan area and the surrounding SW Washington region. His motivations for moving to the Northwest were several: the natural scenic beauty of the Northwest landscape, the clean air and streets, the healthy, diversified economy and the overall high quality of life. Mr. Schneider is very grateful for the warm reception he has received from Portland/Vancouver and is pleased to have become a respected member of the Portland/Vancouver legal and business community.
Mr. Schneider is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Oregon Gerontological Association. He also belongs to the American Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar Association and the Multnomah County Bar Association and the Estate Planning Council of Portland. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Council of OASIS and is affiliated with Elders in Action.
An honors graduate of Indiana University, Mr. Schneider received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law in 1981. While in law school, Mr. Schneider received the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in Commercial Law. He also holds a certificate in Real Estate Investment Analysis from New York University.
One of Mr. Schneider's main motivations in devoting his practice to estate planning has been his desire to have a positive impact on the lives of real people, rather than simply the impersonal workings of large institutions. He also directly experienced the importance of estate planning when his father recently passed away. Mr. Schneider is committed to helping the many individuals and families who place their trust in his ability, wisdom and integrity, and to easing the burden on family members left behind.
About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.