Robert J. Kurre

Robert J. Kurre, Esq. is the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s elder law practice and co-Chair of its trusts and estates practice.

A lifelong resident of Long Island, New York, Robert J. Kurre was admitted to the practice of law in New York State in 1991.  Mr. Kurre has received an AV Preeminent Rating (highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards) from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Following significant employment experience with a New York City law firm recognized as one of the leading elder law and estate planning firms in the United States, Mr. Kurre started his own practice in 2001.  In 2012, the law firms of Robert J. Kurre & Associates, P.C. and Levy & Schneps, P.C. merged to form Kurre Schneps LLP.

Areas of Practice:

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Guardianships
  • Planning for Elderly and Disabled Clients
  • Special Needs Planning

Education:

  • Hofstra University School of Law (J.D.) 1991
  • St. John’s University (B.S.) 1988

Admissions:

  • New York State Bar, 1991
  • United States District Court, Eastern District, 1991
  • United States District Court, Southern District, 1991

Certification:

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation (accredited by the American Bar Association)

Professional Activities:

  • Member, Executive Committee, Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Estates, Trusts and Tax Committee, Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Practice Management and Technology Committee, Elder Law and Special Needs Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Elder Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, Elder Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Surrogate’s Court, Estates & Trusts Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, Trust and Estates Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Advanced Elder Law Focus Group

Awards and Professional Recognitions:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 2016.
  • AV Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Rating (highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards).
  • New York Super Lawyer, 2007-2015.
  • New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section Award for work as Vice Chairman of the Long Term Care Reform Committee whose January 2005 report served as the framework for innovative solutions to long term health care issues in New York.
  • Council of Advanced Practitioners, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Mr. Kurre has authored numerous articles relevant to the practice of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning and Wills, Trusts and Estates.  His articles include those published in the Elder Law and Special Needs Journal of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
  • Mr. Kurre has chaired, lectured or been a panelist at numerous continuing education programs for attorneys, certified public accountants, insurance agents, and financial plannners.
  • Mr. Kurre has appeared on the radio as a guest speaker on estate and elder law issues.

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