Today, the Donohue, O’Connell and Riley team serves as tax, estate planning and elder law counsel to over 5,000 businesses and individuals, advising them on how to save taxes and structure their affairs to preserve their legacy and ensure a smooth transition of their hard-earned wealth between generations.



Five Common Mistakes Made by Executors and How to Avoid Them

Administering a trust or an estate is an important responsibility. In addition to keeping track of all relevant assets, income and expenses, executors must attend to the interests of the beneficiaries while often undergoing the grieving process themselves. Here’s how to balance the emotional aspects and the financial reality.  READ MORE

Areas of Practice

Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Successful business owners and professionals come to us based on our proven track-record of providing personal service, creativity and results.

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Estate and Retirement Planning

We know conversations around health, finances, sensitive family dynamics, retirement and mortality can be difficult. We make it simple.

Elder Law

Our team of compassionate professionals work to fully understand your unique circumstances and consider all the dynamics at play.

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Trust and Estate Administration

Our cutting edge fiduciary practice strikes a careful balance between providing flexibility when business and family circumstances change, while efficiently shielding assets from creditors and taxation.

Donohue, O’Connell & Riley is celebrating two important milestones in 2018!

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary Attorneys James Riley & Thomas O’Connell have been advising families in the Pearl River area since 1978. Over the years, their legal work has been based on their deep & sincere desire to…
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