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Robert C. Segear


* NYC, NJ - by appointment only
Robert C. Segear Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg


Robert Segear is a Partner at Kelley Kronenberg and concentrates his practice in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Guardianship Litigation and Administration.  Robert is admitted as well as practices law in New York, New Jersey and Florida and one of his expertise is in “Snowbird Planning”.

Robert works closely with clients, wealth advisors, financial planners, and accountants to prepare estate planning documents including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, insurance trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, and living wills. He also assists clients with funding and administering trusts, administering estates, making family and charitable gifts, and titling assets to avoid probate court.  Robert has developed a niche advising clients with respect to residency and domicile planning and he has extensive experience advising multinational clients with pre-immigration and post-immigration tax planning as well as issues involving U.S. and non-U.S. beneficiaries.

Robert has also served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Miami School of Law, Heckerling Graduate Program and taught Introduction to Probate and Estate Planning to students seeking an LL.M. in Estate Planning.

Robert received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Emory University and then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law. He holds a Legal Master’s degree (LL.M.) in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law.

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Florida
  • United States Tax Court
  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., 2011
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Emory University, B.A., 2004

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Accolades, Associations & News

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars”, 2019
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida “Rising Stars”, 2016-2018
  • Dade Legal Aid, Put Something Back, “Pro Bono Service Award”, 2013
  • Estate Planning Council of New York City, Member
  • Florida Bar Elder Law Section, Steering Committee, 2015
  • Speaker, Estate Planning for Snowbirds, NJICLE 2016 Fall CLEfest, November 2018
  • Speaker, Marshalling Assets and Distribution and Closing of the Estate, National Business Institute Estate Administration from Start to Finish, December 2016