Treating Your Family Like Family.
Our practice begins and ends with family. Whether we are assisting our clients in planning for their family's financial future, guiding them through the administration of a loved one's estate, representing their rights and interests in court, protecting a family member through the guardianship process or facilitating the sale or purchase of the family home, our work is guided by a single goal: to provide your family with the high quality, practical service we would expect for our own families.
Our attorneys have experience in the public sector and the private sector, in BigLaw, mid-sized and small firms. The fundamental mission of Douglass Rademacher LLP is to provide our clients with expert legal services at a reasonable cost.
Because at the end of the day, what makes sense for your family is what makes sense for us.
Lori Anne Douglass, Esq.
Lori Anne Douglass's practice focuses on estate planning and business succession planning. This includes the transfer of family-owned businesses, the establishment of private and public foundations and strategic planning to assist clients in maximizing wealth preservation.
In the area of estate administration and estate litigation, Lori handles both contested and uncontested estate matters. Her estate litigation practice includes the representation of heirs, beneficiaries, disinherited family members, executors, administrators and trustees in contested probate proceedings before the Surrogate's Court, including the preparation and defense of the final accounting and related tax returns.
Lori also represents clients in the preparation of family agreements and resolving family disputes, including litigation if necessary. She advises on matters related to prenuptial, post-nuptial and co-habitation for both opposite-sex and same-sex couples. If disputes arise, she handles contested and uncontested divorce proceedings, child support and child custody. Her experience with custody and guardianship also extends to disabled individuals and elderly adults.
As a former New York County Assistant District Attorney, Lori possesses considerable litigation experience in both Supreme and Surrogate's Courts. She is frequently interviewed for articles on estate and business planning and is a well-known lecturer at national conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Lori has written extensively in her practice areas and has been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list in recognition of her work in estate litigation for 2012-2019.
Lori is a Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association. She received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and her J.D. cum laude from Syracuse University.
Lori is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut.
Kara Rademacher, Esq.
Kara Rademacher's practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration and estate and fiduciary litigation.
Kara received her B.A. from Michigan State University in 2004. She then attended the University of Maryland School of Law, where she served as Associate Editor of the Maryland Law Review, and received her J.D. cum laude in 2009. In 2016, Kara received an Advanced Professional Certificate in Estate Planning from New York University School of Law.
Kara is experienced in developing succession, asset protection and tax planning strategies, as well as assisting clients in all stages of the administration of trusts and estates, including the preparation of federal gift tax returns and federal and state estate tax returns. She is a successful litigator and has represented clients in a vast array of proceedings relating to trusts, estates and fiduciary appointments, as well as guardianship proceedings.
Kara was honored as a Rising Star in the 2014 - 2019 Metro Editions of New York Super Lawyers. She is admitted to practice law in New York.
Kerry D. Archer, Esq.
Kerry D. Archer’s practice focuses on estate administration and estate litigation. Kerry has significant experience in trusts and estates proceedings, including both contested and uncontested probate and administration matters, discovery and accounting proceedings, and other actions relating to the administration of trusts and estates.
Kerry routinely represents fiduciaries, beneficiaries and other interested parties, including disinherited family members, in New York Surrogate’s Courts.
Born and raised by parents from the island of Barbados, Kerry dedicates her time to educating and advising the Caribbean community on the importance of estate planning and issues that may arise in the context of estate administration.
Kerry received her B.A. from The City University of New York, Baruch College and her J.D. cum laude from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She is admitted to practice law in New York.
Cassandra Landrum, Paralegal
Cassandra Landrum has over a decade of experience as a paralegal, with expertise in trusts and estates, real estate and landlord/tenant law.
A decorated combat veteran of the United States Army Reserves, Cassandra served as an Army paralegal for eight years, including an overseas tour to Afghanistan. She was an integral part of maintaining humane standards for detainees in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross and Geneva Convention regulation. Additionally, she had a close working relationship with the Afghan legal system and prosecutors.
Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and a Paralegal Certification from Queens College. Additionally, she previously earned an Associate’s degree in Political Science from CUNY-Bronx Community College and an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from CUNY-Borough of Manhattan Community College.