Rise P. Newman
Rise P. Newman has extensive experience representing clients in areas of estate planning, estate administration, trust administration, guardianships, and issues arising when planning for Medicaid. Rise concentrates her practice on all areas of planning (wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, trust agreements, Medicaid issues) and elder planning (Medicaid issues, guardianships) as well as in beneficiary representation, estate administration, and trust administration.
Rise is an active member in many professional and civic organizations. While serving as Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Probate and Trust Section’s Elder Law Committee and after receiving an appointment from the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia to serve as a guardian for an incapacitated person, she realized the need for a guardianship manual and spearheaded a project, along with her Elder Law Committee Co-Chair, to assemble the first guardianship manual for the County of Philadelphia. Rise also serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations. More recently, Rise was invited to join the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Elder Law Task Force, to address the needs of Pennsylvania’s seniors.
When she is not in the office, Ms. Newman enjoys walking on the Schuylkill River Walk, listening to American Routes, and her involvement in the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society.
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Elder Law Task Force – Participant
- Philadelphia Estate Planning Council – Board of Directors
- Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations – Member
- The Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia – Member
- Philadelphia Bar Association Probate & Trust Section, Guardianship Manual Committee – Founder and Former Co-Chair
- Philadelphia Bar Association Probate & Trust Section, Elder Law and Guardianship Committee – Former Co-Chair (2007-2012)
- Ms. Newman has been recognized again as a "Rising Star" in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star edition. This is her fourth recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013).
- January 25, 2012, Presenter, The Watermark at Logan Square: Estate Planning for Seniors and Second Marriages.
- June 26, 2011, Presenter, Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Senior Services, Legal Issues: The Relationship Between Seniors and Their Adult Children.
- April, 2011, Presenter, National Business Institute, "Insurance to Fund All or Part of Long Term Care Costs".
- March, 2011, Presenter, National Business Institute, "Protecting the Passage of Wealth".
- December, 2009, Presenter, National Business Institute, "Establishing and Following Ethical Best Practices".
- June, 2009, Presenter, National Business Institute, "Basic Tax Matters".
- June, 2009, Presenter, National Business Institute, "Initiating the Probate Process".
- August, 2008, Presenter, National Business Institute, "Considerations for Collecting the Assets and Handling Claims Against the Estate".
- Co-Chair, Guardianship Manual Project. Philadelphia County Guardianship Manual website posting date: January 2010 - Philadelphia Bar Association Probate and Trust Section Website
- Frishberg, Husain, Newman, and Wilusz, How Ethical is Your Compensation?, Philadelphia Estate Planning Council (Newsletter, Vol. XV, No.3, Spring 2006