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Lisa Rispoli is the partner-in-charge of Trust & Estate Services at Grassi.
With over 30 years of experience in accounting, estate planning and gift, estate and trust taxation, Lisa is adept at working with clients and their other professional advisors to develop estate plans to transfer family, businesses and personal wealth to the next generation and to charitable organizations.
Lisa assists executors and trustees, providing administration and fiduciary services – including litigation support tax compliance, income tax planning, and court-prescribed accountings.

Her expertise in post-mortem planning and compliance guides executors through the complex process of administering estates. Her knowledge in these areas is complemented by her attention to detail and the individual needs and unique financial circumstances of her clients.
Lisa is well recognized as an Estate Accounting Expert by various Surrogate Courts and works closely with many of the tri-state’s leading attorneys.

She is recognized by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils as an Accredited Estate Planner and holds the Trust and Estate Practitioner designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Prior to joining Grassi in 2015, Lisa was the president of her own firm which she founded in 2000 after transitioning from a successful career at a Big 4 firm. Among her many professional and civic accolades, Lisa was recognized in 2016 by the Long Island Business News as one of the Top 50 Women in Business and was listed in the publication Who’s Who for Women in Professional Services in 2017.

She was also a 2017 Midas Award recipient, an honor that recognizes individuals who exemplify quality in their professions and communities.

Lisa earned her BBA in accounting from Adelphi University and her Masters in Taxation from Long Island University. She is an active member of the New York State Society of CPAs, AICPA, Estate Planning Council of New York City and Nassau County, Columbian Lawyers, and the Westchester Bar Association.

She has written for several Long Island periodicals, including Newsday, CNN, and Bar Association Journals on topics relating to Estate and Trust Planning & Administration.

She has served on the board of Bethany House, an organization that provides emergency shelter and services for women and children.

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