Senior Counsel

Schlesinger Lazetera & Auchincloss LLP

535 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Direct: 212-652-3740

Cell: 646-468-4284

Main: 212-652-3800

Fax: 212-652-3789

Email: rrothberg@sla-llp.com

Web: http://sla-llp.com


Richard S. Rothberg is a Senior Counsel in Schlesinger Lazetera & Auchincloss LLP, having joined the firm in 2018.

He has practiced in the areas of trusts and estates for more than 35 years. His practice includes personal wealth transfer planning; estate and trust administration; estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning; fiduciary income tax issues; estate and gift tax dispute resolution; wealth transfer litigation; charitable planning; and marital planning including legal and financial planning in the context of marriage and the marriages of children and other family members and the preparation and negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Mr. Rothberg received his JD in 1967 from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, receiving his BA with distinction in 1964. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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”. 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.