Richard E. Rowlands

Richard E. Rowlands

Special Estate Planning Counsel

Richard E. Rowlands

450 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205

Telephone: (518) 452-1800
Direct Dial: (518) 608-8540
Fax: (518) 452-6435

With over 38 years of experience as an attorney, Richard E. Rowlands handles highly sophisticated, complex estate plans, contested guardianships and business arrangements.  He also counsels on elder law planning, including long-term care planning and Medicaid planning.  His extensive estate litigation experience including contested wills, contested accountings, removal of executors and trustees and cases involving abuse of powers of attorney.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1975


  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D.
  • University of Rochester, B.A.


  • Contributing Editor, Drafting New York Wills (Matthew Bender)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Albany County Bar Association
  • Counsel, Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Member, Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
  • Counsel, Colonie Senior Services, Inc.
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Sections
  • Counsel, New York State Independent Living Council
  • Board of Directors, St. Peter’s Health Partners
  • Board of Directors, Visiting Nurses Association Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Visiting Nurses Association of Albany
  • Board of Directors, Visiting Nurses Association of Albany Home Care Corporation