Richard S. Scolaro, of Jamesville, N.Y., rejoined the board of trustees in 2012. He previously served from 2002 to 2010.
Richard S. Scolaro practices law in the areas of trust law, estate planning, business successions, federal taxation, state taxation, corporate law, partnership law, limited liability company law, mergers and acquisitions.
Scolaro taught at the Syracuse University College of Law, and served as counsel to a number of government entities, including: the Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment; the Education Committee for the New York State Constitutional Convention; and the Advisory Committee, U.S. Bureau of Census; and the New York State Sports Authority. He also served as counsel to the Speaker of the Assembly and to the Minority Leader.
He is a member of the Finance Committee and Fellow of the Culinary Institute of America; a member of the Cayuga Community College Foundation Board of Directors; and the Peter Whitcher Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors. He is a member of American Red Cross and Cerebral Palsy Association (Enable), a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is a former member of the boards of directors of the Syracuse Symphony, the Central New York Community foundation, and the Cultural Resources Council. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, and in The Best Lawyers in America.
Scolaro earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctoral degree from Syracuse University. He earned a Master of Laws degree in federal taxation and estate planning at New York University. He is admitted to the New York State Bar, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York and the United States Tax Court. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar. He is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.