Rita K. Gilbert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Larchmont, NY

Hyman & Gilbert
 | 1843 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: 914-627-8639
Fax: 914-833-5294
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

A member of Hyman & Gilbert, Rita K. Gilbert focuses her practice on a variety of areas from the firm's office in Larchmont, New York. Providing representation to clients throughout the state, her experience encompasses divorce and other family law matters, trust and estate planning and administration, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and corporate law matters. Ms. Gilbert's impressive track record in all of these endeavors has earned her an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

In her family law practice, Ms. Gilbert assists people whose marriages are ending and who need to deal with issues such as property division, child custody and visitation, and alimony and child support. While many of these cases end up in litigation, she has a background in both negotiations and collaborative law, and she often uses these alternative dispute resolution methods to help her clients reach an accord. Ms. Gilbert also has experience in representing people who are seeking either to enforce or modify existing parenting and support orders. Other family law matters that she has worked on have included the preparation of prenuptial, post-marital and separation agreements.

Ms. Gilbert also prepares wills, trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney as well as other estate planning documents. Her business law background has covered the formation of partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies, and she provides advice and counsel with respect to shareholder and operating agreements as well.

Ms. Gilbert attended Pace University and received a bachelor's degree cum laude in 1963. As a Fulbright Scholar, she then obtained a Master of Arts in international studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1966. Some years later, Ms. Gilbert decided to pursue a legal career, and she subsequently was awarded her Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law in 1979. She is admitted to practice in New York and before several federal courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (20%)

Family Law (20%): Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Real Estate (10%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


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Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Rita Gilbert

Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.hymangilbert.com/attorney-profiles/rita-k-gilber...


  • Diane White Legal Advocacy Award from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, 2010
  • Judge Learned Hand Award from AJC, November 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Westchester County Bar Association, former co-chair of the Elder Law section
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, co-chair of the Trusts & Estates section
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Florida
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, former co-chair of the Matrimonial section for fifteen years
  • Estate Planning Council of Westchester
  • Connecticut
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Women’s Bar Association, former chair of the Tax section
  • New York

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Westchester Community Foundation, Chair
  • Executive Committee of the Justice Brandeis Westchester Law Society
  • UJA-Federation
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo Society

Educational Background:

  • Johns Hopkins University, M.A., Fulbright Scholar in International Studies, 1966
  • Hunter College, A.B., Cum Laude, 1963
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Office Location for Rita K. Gilbert

1843 Palmer Ave
Larchmont, NY 10538

Phone: 914-627-8639

Fax: 914-833-5294

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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