Uniondale, N.Y. April 11, 2022 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., announced today that Kera Reed has joined the firm as of counsel in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department and the Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation practice group. Ms. Reed’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. Ms. Reed also is qualified to serve as Guardian ad Litem in Surrogates’ Court proceedings. In addition to her Trust and Estate practice, Ms. Reed is certified to serve as counsel and court evaluator in Supreme Court Guardianship matters.
“We are pleased to welcome Kera to the firm and expand the continued growth of our Trusts and Estates team,” said Managing Partner Adam Silvers. “Kera will help enhance our firm’s existing capabilities and I look forward to her continued success.”
Ms. Reed 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. Ms. Reed is also on the New York State Office of Court Administration E-Filing Advisory Committee which assists in implementing E-filing procedures statewide. She is also a frequent contributor to the Suffolk Lawyer.
In 2018, Ms. Reed 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 Ms. Reed 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 five percent (5%) of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2019, Ms. Reed 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.
For over 50 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate and securities, corporate restructuring & bankruptcy, commercial lending, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.