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Richard E.  Scrimale

Richard E. Scrimale


P: (315) 565-4500 (ext. 4502)
F: (315) 565-4600

Richard E. Scrimale is the Chair of the Business Department and counsel in the Corporate, Tax, Family Business Succession Planning, and Trusts & Estates Practices. Mr. Scrimale's practice focuses on the areas of business, estate and tax planning for closely held and family-owned enterprises. As a Certified Public Accountant and an accredited business valuator, he provides an additional level of expertise when dealing with tax-related legal issues.

Mr. Scrimale regularly assists clients in the following areas:

  • Tax and business planning for businesses and its owners
  • Asset acquisitions and exchanges, including like-kind exchanges
  • Employee and shareholder/ principal relations
  • Acquisitions, dispositions, mergers and tax-free reorganizations
  • Entity formation and dissolution
  • Contract negotiation, preparation and dispute resolution
  • Business and succession planning
  • Business valuations of closely-held businesses focusing on estate and gift taxes, shareholder disputes and matrimonial actions
  • Expert witness testimony regarding business valuations

Mr. Scrimale is a frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association, and professional and civic groups, in the areas of business, corporate law and federal taxation. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association, United States Tax Court, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In 2011, Mr. Scrimale was awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  • Rated, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • President, Westhill Booster Club, Inc.
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member, United States Tax Court
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, AICPA Accredited in Business Valuation
  • Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York Family Business Center, "Pass It On: Planning to Preserve the Family Business" (October 2012)
  • "LCCS: From Formation to Special Uses" (June 2012)
  • "Sales and Use Tax in New York" (June 2012)
  • "LLC or Inc.? Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized Business" (June 2011)
  • "Accounting 101 for Attorneys" (December 2010)
  • "2009 Tax, Corporate & Estate Planning Seminar" (October 2009)
  • "Limited Liability Companies" (May 2009)
  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1993
  • Le Moyne College, B.S., summa cum laude, 1990
  • New York
  • United States Tax Court