Richard E. Rowlands

Special Estate Planning Counsel

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.  He has extensive estate litigation experience including contested wills, contested accountings, removal of executors and trustees and cases involving abuse of powers of attorney.



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

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1975


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


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Albany County Bar Association
  • Counsel, Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Member, Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
  • Counsel, Colonie Senior Services Centers, 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