Russell E. Farbiarz

Russell E. Farbiarz

Antanvage Farbiarz PLLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
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Freddy V. April 13, 2020
Transparent, Patient, and Gets the Job Done RIGHT! I was referred to Russell by my wife while looking for a family court lawyer. I explained my situation to Russell and we had a few meetings and calls to discuss my case. After everything was reviewed, Russell gave me his best advice on how to handle the case and I agreed. I gained primary custody of my daughter with the help of Russell because he not only knew the law, but he saw the importance of my daughter and I being reunited and fought for that result. I will always be grateful for his patience, strength, and perseverance. I will only work with Russell from this point forward – once you find the best you continue to work with best.
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Biography

Russell E. Farbiarz, Esq. provides advice and counsel to families and individuals looking for creative and effective solutions to their legal problems. Mr. Farbiarz considers it a privilege to assist his clients with what is often the largest problem or, in many cases, opportunity they have faced – whether it be the death of a loved one, the purchase of a residential or commercial property, purchase of a business, or a divorce, custody or support matter – and is committed to helping his client achieve their objectives. Indeed, as one recent client wrote in a testimonial: “If you are looking for an attorney that actually cares about his clients then you need to go and see Russell.”

Mr. Farbiarz focuses his practice on estate planning, estate administration, elder law, and real estate matters, while additionally practicing in the areas of corporate formation, bankruptcy and family law. Recognizing that each client’s needs are unique, Mr. Farbiarz provides advice and solutions custom-tailored to each client’s circumstances.

As a Pennsylvania licensed Title Agent, Mr. Farbiarz is in a unique position to assist his client’s in structuring their real estate transactions in a tax-efficient manner, while avoiding and, in some cases, resolving underlying title issues.

In his free time, Mr. Farbiarz enjoys traveling, watching baseball games and spending time with his wife, children and dog.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    DUI & DWI
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Video Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 209482
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Antanvage Farbiarz PLLC
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Berks County District Attorney's Office
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Law Clerk
Vermont Trial Court
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Legal Intern
Wexler & Burkhart
Intern
Rhode Island Department of Health
Education
Roger Williams University School of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
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Brandeis University
B.A. (2003) | Political Science & History
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Awards
Peer Reviewed
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Service
Superb Rating
Avvo
Elite Lawyer
Elite Lawyer
Since 2020
Best Probate Lawyers in Bethlehem
Expertise.com
A+
Better Business Bureau
Professional Associations
Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce
Member
Current
Activities: Former President & Vice President of the Board of Directors
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Berks County Estate Planning Council
Member
- Current
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Rotary Club of Hamburg
Member
- Current
Activities: President 2012-2013
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New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 4562880
Member
- Current
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Berks County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Strategies for Avoiding Probate in Pennsylvania
Antanavage Farbiarz, PLLC Blog
How Does Coronavirus Relief Bill Affect Seniors
Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC Blog
Victim-Offender Mediation: A New Way of Disciplining America’s Doctors
Michigan State Journal of Medicine and Law
Case Note: Glittone v. Ethier, 870 A.2d 1022 (R.I. 2005)
Roger Williams University Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Not Minding My Own Business, Antanavage Farbiarz, PLLC Podcast
From Joining to Running a Law Firm, Lawyerist Podcast
Being Authentic, Solo de Facto Podcast, Episode # 024
Helping Families Prepare Plans to Avoid the Court Room, Latte with a Lawyer Podcast #38
Preparing Your Business For The Unexpected
It Won't Kill you: Estate Planning During and After Divorce, Fiduciary Education Foundation Conference
Estate Planning 101
Websites & Blogs
Website
Antanavage Farbiarz, PLLC Website
Website
Not Minding My Own Business Podcast
Blog
Antanavage Farbiarz, PLLC Blog
Videos
Your estate includes everything you own – and we mean EVERYTHING. Your home or other properties, vehicles, bank accounts, investment, retirement accounts, and personal property someone else can and will... Estate Planning Attorneys | Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

Your estate includes everything you own – and we mean EVERYTHING. Your home or other properties, vehicles, bank accounts, investment, retirement accounts, and personal property someone else can and will...

Russell E. Farbiarz, Esq. from Antanavage Farbiarz provides a quick overview on the necessary documents to ensure that you are in control of your health care decision making. Attorney Farbiarz... Health Care Decision Making | Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

Russell E. Farbiarz, Esq. from Antanavage Farbiarz provides a quick overview on the necessary documents to ensure that you are in control of your health care decision making. Attorney Farbiarz...

What do you need to know to protect your family? If your legal documents have not been reviewed in more than three years (or you have never put any in... Essential Estate Planning for Essential Workers | Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

What do you need to know to protect your family? If your legal documents have not been reviewed in more than three years (or you have never put any in...

Who’s going to make my financial decisions when the time comes? Today we want to talk about how you can appoint someone else to make financial decisions for you. Website:... Powers of Attorney | Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

Who’s going to make my financial decisions when the time comes? Today we want to talk about how you can appoint someone else to make financial decisions for you. Website:...

It is very common for parents to put their children’s names on their bank accounts, deeds, and other property so that the children can assist their parents with paying bills... Should I transfer my house to my child? (Part 2 - Long Term Care Issues) | Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

It is very common for parents to put their children’s names on their bank accounts, deeds, and other property so that the children can assist their parents with paying bills...

It is very common for parents to put their children’s names on their bank accounts, deeds, and other property so that the children can assist their parents with paying bills... Should I transfer my house to my child? (Part I - Taxes) | Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

It is very common for parents to put their children’s names on their bank accounts, deeds, and other property so that the children can assist their parents with paying bills...

If you die without a will, it means you have died "intestate." When this happens, the intestacy laws of the state where you reside will determine how your property is... What Happens If I Die Without A Will? | Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

If you die without a will, it means you have died "intestate." When this happens, the intestacy laws of the state where you reside will determine how your property is...

A durable power of attorney for finances -- or financial power of attorney -- is a simple, inexpensive, and reliable way to arrange for someone to manage your finances if... What is A Durable Financial Power of Attorney? | Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

A durable power of attorney for finances -- or financial power of attorney -- is a simple, inexpensive, and reliable way to arrange for someone to manage your finances if...

A living will and a health care power of attorney are related but work in different ways. In a living will, you describe your goals for medical treatment, your religious... What is a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney? | Antanavage Farbiarz PLLC

A living will and a health care power of attorney are related but work in different ways. In a living will, you describe your goals for medical treatment, your religious...

Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. How do i sign away my parental rights without having to pay any child support.
A: You should certainly consult a family law attorney in your area as this is a very important decision that should not be taken lightly. As Mr. Levine has correctly pointed out, if the child's mother's husband is willing to adopt your child, you could voluntarily terminate your parental rights which would end your child support obligation.
Q. Does my mother need to specify beneficiaries on her accounts or is the Will sufficient to settle the estate?
A: You should contact an Estate lawyer in your area immediately. Generally speaking, a will can and does distirbute probate assets - assets owned in the decedents name at the time of death. While you can put beneficiary designations on bank accounts, if there are not designations then the asset would likely be probate and governed by the will. there can be reasons to establish beneficiaries on accounts and times when doing so is detrimental. Consult with an attorney before making any decisions on your or your mother's estate planning.
Q. Hello, my wife has just handed me an “acceptance of service”and asked me to sign. What does this mean?
A: First off, you should contact a divorce attorney immediately to review anything before you sign it. Typically an acceptance of service is a document that verifies that you have been served with a complaint (in your case it sounds like a complaint in divorce). Read the document. If you aren't sure don't sign and make an appointment with an attorney immediately.
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Contact & Map
Antanvage Farbiarz PLLC
Hamburg Office
64 N 4th St.
Hamburg, PA 19526
Telephone: (610) 562-2000
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Antanvage Farbiarz PLLC
Wyomissing Office
928 Penn Ave.
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Telephone: (610) 562-2000
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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