Team Profiles

Gary B. Schreiner, J.D., A.E.P.

Gary Bates Schreiner received his B.A. in Political Science from The American University in 1974 and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1977. He was awarded his Accredited Estate Planner (“AEP”) designation from the National Association of Estate Planning Councils in 1995.

Before entering private practice in 1988, Gary served as a Trust Officer with Chase Manhattan Bank’s Trust Department for three years, U. S. Trust Company of New York’s Personal Asset Management Division for five years, and The Bank of New York’s Personal Trust Division for three years. Gary’s responsibilities at Chase were in Estate Administration; at US Trust he administered hundreds of personal Trusts for which the Trust Company acted as sole, or co-trustee; at the Bank of New York Gary assumed new business development responsibility, providing Estate Planning for high net worth branch banking customers.

Gary left trust banking to found and build a thriving private practice focusing exclusively on Estate and Business Succession Planning, Estate and Trust Settlement and Administration in the New York metropolitan area.

Gary is a member of the New York State Bar Association Trust and Estates Section, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust; Nassau County Bar Association; and the Nassau County Tax and Estate Planning Council.

Gary dedicated decades of service to the poor and disadvantaged in his North Shore community through his involvement with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Born and raised on Long Island as the oldest of six children, Gary is an avid if mediocre skiier, golfer and tennis player when he breaks away from his addiction to incessantly reading professional, economic, political and foriegn policy journals and periodicals.

Since his marriage in 1976, his wife Gail, and eventually his two daughters Erin and Liza are his best teachers and role models. You will find Gary and Gail whenever possible sneaking away to their home in Saranac Lake, New York, feasting on the Adirondack environment where canoeing, cross country skiing, hiking and porch sitting are attacked with Gary’s usual focus and commitment.

Professional Profile
Gary B. Schreiner, J.D., A.E.P.

Liza B. Riddick, Paralegal, and Office Manager

Liza is a Certified Paralegal, whose efforts allow us to deliver the professional service levels that our clients enjoy.  Liza works remotely from her home in beautiful Milford, CT, and commutes to the Mineola office as needed.