Richard S. Rothberg has faithfully served as ISEF’s Secretary and legal adviser for well over two decades. He is a partner at Cooley LLP, where he co-heads the Firm’s New York Personal Representation and Tax Planning practice. Mr. Rothberg joined Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP in 1990, which was merged into Cooley Godward Kronish LLP in 2006. Mr. Rothberg has practiced in the areas of trusts and estates for more than 25 years. He received his J.D. in 1967 from Harvard Law School, cum laude.
Mr. Rothberg is a former Chair of the Trusts and Estates Law Section, New York State Bar Association, and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He has been recognized by New York Magazine as one of the New York City area’s “Best Lawyers” in the field of Trusts and Estates, and has been named to the “Super Lawyers of New York – 2006”. He has written and lectured extensively on topics related to gift and estate taxation, including contributions to legal and tax journals on the subjects of federal and state estate taxes, retirement plan benefits, S Corporations and the valuation of family businesses.