Kera Reed is of counsel at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., where she is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department and the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation practice group. Kera’s practice includes all Surrogate’s Court proceedings to appoint an Executor or Administrator of an estate, SCPA Article 17 and 17-A guardianship proceedings, preparation and litigation of fiduciary accountings, and preparation of New York State and Federal estate tax returns. She also is qualified to serve as Guardian ad Litem in Surrogates’ Court proceedings. In addition to her Trust and Estate practice, Kera is certified to serve as counsel and court evaluator in Supreme Court Guardianship matters. She is a Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates section’s Surrogate’s Court Committee and is the past Co-Chair of the Surrogates Court Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. She is currently serving a three year term on the Board of Directors for the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association. Kera is also on the New York State Office of Court Administration E-Filing Advisory Committee which assists in implementing E-filing procedures statewide. Kera is also a frequent contributor to the Suffolk Lawyer.
In 2018 Kera received the honor of being named an “Outstanding Woman in Law” by Hofstra University School of Law Center for Children Families and the Law and Long Island Business News. In 2021, for the fifth consecutive year, Minneapolis-based Law & Politics publishers of Super Lawyers magazines announced that Kera had been named as a Rising Star Attorney. Super Lawyers published in the New York Times Magazine is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their respective fields. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
In 2019, Kera was also honored with the Leadership in Law Award by the Long Island Business News, which is dedicated to those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island. Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding achievements, involvement in their profession, support of the community and mentoring.
Kera received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in 2007 and graduated cum laude. She received her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 2010.