Renée Goldman Schwartz
Renée Goldman Schwartz was born and raised in Westchester County, NY and is admitted to practice in New York State, the State of Connecticut and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Lehigh University (1988), a Juris Doctor from Widener Law Commonwealth (1992) and an LL.M. in Elder Law and Estate Planning from Western New England University School of Law (2015). After obtaining her J.D., Renée worked alongside her father in White Plains, NY practicing Matrimonial and Family Law. Although she always dreamed about one day working together, Renée quickly realized that this was not an area of law in which she wanted to focus all her energy.
In 1993, Renée made the move to Connecticut with her husband, David. They eventually settled down in West Hartford, CT. In 2013, Renée decided to return to law school and study elder law and estate planning to learn how best to protect the interests of her brother with special needs and her mother, who had recently retired. Two years later, Renée earned her legal masters in this specialty. It was then, after raising two daughters full time and sending them off to college, Renée felt she was more than ready to put her years of knowledge and life experience to use practicing law again.
Seeing a growing need, Renée created Goldman Schwartz, LLC, an elder law and estate practice firm with an emphasis in planning for individuals with special needs and their families. Renée belongs to the New York State Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Academy of Special Needs Planners and WealthCounsel. In addition, Renée volunteers on the board of directors of Tisbury, LLC, an organization which owns the group home in Ossining, NY where her brother currently lives. She also volunteers on the board of directors of the Jewish Association for Community Living in Hartford, CT, which assists people with developmental disabilities to participate in community life. When she is not working, Renée enjoys reading, walking at the reservoir and most of all spending time with her family.