My firm's focus is on estate planning, real estate transactions (commercial and residential), representation of small businesses, and landlord representation in landlord/tenant matters.
I started practice as a solo practitioner in the early 1980s. Since then my firm has grown to its current structure. In January of 2008, my long time associates Michael Riffkin and Rena Strauss and I joined forces to create Grant, Riffkin & Strauss, P.C.
Throughout my career I have helped numerous clients establish a strong estate plan to accomplish their needs, wishes, hopes, and desires. Additionally, I work with my clients to manage all aspects of their business and real estate related matters.
Yes, for thirty minutes.
Members of AARP are eligible for a 20% discount off of normal hourly rates. Estate planning and real estate transactions are normally done on a fixed fee basis depending on the complexity the case.
$135 to $350 depending on which attorney handles the case.
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Michael L. Riffkin, Esq.
Spanish and Hebrew.
I enjoy helping people create and ensure their legacy. This, in conjunction with my financial background naturally lends itself to counseling my clients with their estate planning needs, counseling on issues surrounding their businesses, and assisting with the purchase and sale of real estate. As an attorney in a small firm I have the unique opportunity to build long-term client relationships.
It is important to stay informed and active in pursuing your intended goal. Although it is helpful if my clients have educated themselves regarding their specific legal issue, I pride myself in being able to explain their situations and options, spending enough time while doing so to ensure that they are fully informed and I have met their needs.
Although I am willing to review documents prepared by clients, it has been my experience that it is more cost effective for me to create the documents.
If my representation or firm's representation of a client is not cost effective, the best course of action is for the client to represent themselves. If this is the case, I will fully support my client and help them obtain their desired outcome.
I have been actively employed as an attorney since graduating from law school.
As both an attorney and a CPA, I am uniquely qualified to provide advice regarding estate planning. I am also able to offer my guidance to my clients about how to structure and run their business to be as successful as possible.
I like to lead by example. My theory is that I am not willing to ask someone to do something that I am not willing to do myself. I therefore keep a close eye on all associate and legal assistant work and I am fully aware of all matters taking place in my office.Personal interests:
Reading historical fiction, international travel, and theater.
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