Richard S. Mezan, P.C.

Richard S. Mezan, P.C.

Living in a world of automated technology does not mean settling for impersonal, cookie-cutter legal representation

Firm Overview

At Richard S. Mezan, P.C., client service still means something. That is why attorney Richard S. Mezan is always personally available for you. He believes legal representation should provide clients with more than just paper pushing and canned briefs. For him, legal representation delivers strategy and forward thinking that reduces future liability exposure and litigation costs. And it is based on collaboration between lawyer and client, a skill often cast aside in today's hurried, impersonal world.

It is this commitment to working directly with clients that has earned Richard S. Mezan, P.C. the trust of some of America's most respected companies and attorney Mezan an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for his professionalism and ethics. Clients are the firm's best source of referrals, because they know first-hand how attorney Mezan, a Harvard law school graduate, combines experience, knowledge, legal prowess and high ethical standards with a commitment to service.

Attorney Mezan has substantial experience in:
-Business/corporate law
-Estate planning and probate
-International law

When you turn to attorney Mezan, you can be sure your case is handled with respect and care. As a sole practitioner, he is completely involved in his client's legal matters. He is able to access the same vital resources available to larger law firms, while providing sensitive, compassionate personal service to clients.

Main Office

Main Office
260 Madison Avenue
21st Floor
New York NY 10016


(212) 836-4970


(212) 836-4979

Estate Planning

Preserving your family's wealth for future generations

Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, estate planning attorney Richard S. Mezan can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy:
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. Attorney Mezan thoroughly analyzes your estate and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will and last will and testament:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

Richard S. Mezan can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will:
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Attorney Mezan drafts valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship:
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

Richard S. Mezan

Richard S. Mezan, P.C.

Richard S. Mezan

Practice areas:
-Business law
-Estate planning
-International law

-District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 1970
-New York, 1972
-U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd and 6th Circuits, 1974

-Harvard Law School, J.D.,1969
-Cornell University, A.B.,1966

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.

Associations & memberships:
-Association of the Bar of the City of New York
-American Bar Association
-New York State Bar Association

Representative transactions:
Corporate and International transactions including major acquisitions in the apparel industry involving V.F. Corporation, Bestform and other companies.

Biographical details:
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 1969-1972. Member, Federal Governmental Panel and Comptroller General's Panel on Federal Oversight of Financial Institutions, 1979.


Harvard Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1969