Donald P. Segal (“Don”) is Special Counsel at Rowlands & LeBrou, PLLC and brings to the firm extensive experience in trusts and estates law, elder law, and not-for-profit corporations law. Don handles estate planning as well as litigation on behalf of fiduciaries and beneficiaries. Don also handles matters pertaining to not-for-profit and religious corporations. Additionally, Don handles Article 81 guardianship proceedings, and serves as Court Examiner of Article 81 guardian’s reports for the County of Albany.
Prior to entering private practice, Don spent 30 years as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Department of Law, where his primary responsibilities included representing charitable beneficiaries in trusts and estates matters, review of transactional proceedings of not-for-profit and religious corporations, and conducted investigations and handled litigation for matters involving officers and directors of not-for-profit corporations. Prior to the creation of the Charities Bureau in the Albany office in 1996, Don was the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Mental Hygiene, Trusts & Estates Unit. During his tenure as an Assistant Attorney General, Don also served as the Attorney General’s designee on the New York State Cemetery Board and the New York State Life Care Community Council. In 2001, Don was awarded the Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for Outstanding Service by Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
Don received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1974 and his M.A. from the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany. He received his J.D. from Albany Law School in 1980, and was admitted to practice in New York in January, 1981.
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