Buffalo Attorney Robert Friedman

Experienced WNY Lawyer with over 35 years of experience.

Buffalo Attorney Robert Friedman | Skilled Lawyer in Western New YorkRobert Friedman is a life-long Western New York resident and earned a B.A. from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo in 1975. In 1977, He earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law.

Attorney Friedman was admitted to all New York State Courts in 1979 and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in 1979.

He firmly believes that being an active participant in the community is necessary for a successful law practice.

That’s why he’s committed much of his time to the citizens and business organizations that make the Buffalo area special. Here’s a brief outline of some of those commitments:

  • Akron Village Prosecutor- twenty years
  • Akron Chamber of Commerce member
  • Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation – advisory board member
  • Clarence Chamber of Commerce-board of directors six years
  • Clarence Hollow Association member
  • Clarence IDA legal counsel-nine years
  • Clarence Rotary Club – President
  • Clarence Rotary Foundation – legal counsel
  • Clarence Senior Center-board of directors – 2 1/2 years
  • Clarence Town Prosecutor-nineteen years
  • Clarence Town Attorney-six years
  • Newstead Deputy Town Prosecutor-four years
  • Wheatfield Business Association
  • WNY Apartment Council legal counsel
  • Named “Western NY Prosecutor of the Year” in 2003

Buffalo Attorney Robert Friedman has written several books, including:

  • The Upstart Small Business Legal Guide
  • How to Survive Legally as a Landlord
  • Personal Injury Litigation Guide
  • How to Form Your Own “S” Corporation and Avoid Double Taxation

He is also a Real Estate Law columnist for the Buffalo News.


Furthermore, he is a member of the following legal associations:

  • American Bar Association (Real Property/Probate/Trust, and General Practice Sections)
  • Erie County Bar Association (Real Estate, Justice Courts, Surrogate’s Court, Municipal Law, Family Law Committees)
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • New York State Bar Association (Real Property, Elder Law, General Practice, Municipal Sections)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association


Buffalo Attorney Robert Friedman is available to help residents with their estate planning needs, including:

  • Administering estates and trusts
  • Advanced Directives
  • Annuities
  • Article 81 Guardianships
  • Assisted Living
  • Contested Accountings
  • Contesting a Will
  • Court Representation for Executors, Trustees, Creditors or Beneficiaries
  • Elder Abuse
  • Estate & Trust accountings
  • Estate Administration & Settlement
  • Estate Litigation – Contested Estates & Trusts
  • Estate Tax Issues
  • Estate Sales of Real Estate
  • Estate Tax Returns and Audits
  • Administrator Legal Guidance
  • Executor Legal Guidance
  • Family Partnerships, LLCs and Business Succession Planning
  • Government Benefits
  • Guardianships for Disabled Children
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Intestacy (dying without a will)
  • Invalidating trusts
  • Kinship proceedings (Establishing Heirs)
  • Life Estates
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Medicare
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Guardian Legal Guidance
  • Trustee Legal Guidance
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probating wills – simple to complex
  • Representation of executors & trustees
  • Representation of Out-of-State Beneficiaries
  • Retirement Planning
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Social Security Disability
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • Spousal inheritance disputes
  • SSI
  • Surrogate’s Court Litigation
  • VA Aid and Attendance
  • Wills
  • Wrongful Death Proceedings
  • Serve as Executor for your Estate
  • Serve as Trustee for your Estate

If you are in need of legal assistance in the Buffalo and Western New York area, contact Buffalo Attorney Robert Friedman for dedicated representation. Let his experience work for you.

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