Murphy Schisano & Rosado PLLC

Your Hudson Valley Lawyers Since 1979!

Providing experienced, integrous, and client-centric legal representation for individuals, families and their real estate, estate planning, consumer debt, and business interest needs.

Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning, Business Law, Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Investor-Friendly, Hudson Valley New York

Practice Areas

At Murphy Schisano & Rosado PLLC, we provide the following legal services.

Real Estate

We are a FULL-SERVICE and INVESTOR-FRIENDLY real estate firm! 

What does that mean for our clients? Superb and Thorough Comprehensive Legal Representation All in One Place! 

Whether you are a traditional or private lender, buying or selling your first home or commercial property, dealing in vacant land, leasing, investing, subdividing, developing, facing foreclosure, or navigating a land use or zoning dispute, our attorneys have extensive experience successfully representing a diverse range of clients in all real estate matters. With an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of local, state, and federal real estate laws, our attorneys evaluate, anticipate and proactively address potential issues and resolve disputes as they arise. 

Are you new to real investing or a seasoned investor looking to grow?

Don't fall prey to the “get rich quick with no money down” strategies promoted in the myriad of online seminars and infomercials out there. New York is an attorney state. That means that the preparation of deeds, mortgages, assignments, satisfactions, leases or “any other instruments affecting real estate” are acts only permitted for admitted attorneys. This is codified in the New York Judiciary Law (N.Y. Jud. Law §§ 484).

Our attorneys have access to the REI resources you need to succeed, including investor-friendly document suites, private and creative lending, entity structuring, asset protection strategies, and more! We make sure these matters are handled correctly so that your transaction closes smoothly. 

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Do you worry about mounting debt and the ability to pay monthly bills? If so, you may feel like you have nowhere to turn. For many individuals and families, filing for bankruptcy protection is the best way to achieve a fresh start. As you explore your options, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced bankruptcy attorney. 

Before you commit to a debt-relief plan, get the facts! Please call to set up a free consultation! 

Business Formation

When it comes to business transactions, our attorneys provide strategic legal counsel to ensure that our client's interests are protected. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of business structure. The structure you choose will have important implications for how you do business, your risks in doing business and the extent of your liability. Helping clients establish corporate governance, and advise on compliance matters and risk management strategies, sets the stage for a successful business lifecycle. 

Call us today at Murphy, Schisano & Rosado to speak with one of our experienced attorneys to review the specific needs of your business!

Business Sales, Mergers, Acquisitions, Wind-Downs & Dissolutions

Our clients range from family and privately-held concerns to private equity companies with established acquisition and divestiture programs. As strategic business advisors, we take great care to examine how our clients' planned transaction and any related financing will affect its business, succession planning, tax liabilities, financial condition, customers, employees, suppliers, vendors and other stakeholders. From seeking the best available exit strategy upon retirement to navigating the complexities and nuances involved in structuring, negotiating and executing the most advantageous business, financial, tax and legal terms in a sale, merger, or acquisition, our attorneys will partner with you, the client, to facilitate your strategic goals and objectives. 

Call Murphy, Schisano & Rosado today, for your free evaluation!


A will is a foundational document in estate planning. It allows our clients to express their wishes regarding asset distribution for assets that are owned individually without a beneficiary designation, the appointment of guardians for minor children, and selecting an executor to handle their estate affairs. Our attorneys draft clear and comprehensive wills that reflect our client's intentions, ensuring their loved ones are provided for according to their wishes. 

Call Murphy, Schisano & Rosado to Protect Your Legacy Today!


Trusts offer benefits such as probate avoidance, asset protection, and privacy. A Trust can also provide for what happens to your assets should you become incapacitated. We work closely with our clients to determine if a trust suits their situations and guide them in selecting the most appropriate trust structure. By establishing trusts, our clients gain greater control over their assets and provide flexibility and protection for their beneficiaries. 

Call Murphy, Schisano & Rosado today to eliminate the uncertainty for your loves ones and establish a proactive plan for your future!

Estate Planning

Estate planning is preparing for what will happen to everything you own after you are gone or become incapable of making decisions due to illness or disability. Important documents, such as powers of attorney and medical directives, as well as a plan for how your property will be distributed upon your passing are all part of it. But there is also a need to protect and maintain your assets during your lifetime. Not only is this important to quality of life, but it also helps ensure that there is property that can be left behind for your loved ones! A good estate plan is the final gift you can give to the people important to you. And the good news is that it does not have to be complicated or expensive. There are many estate planning tools. 

Call our experienced Attorneys today at Murphy, Schisano & Rosado, to combine the right tools to fit your unique circumstances!


Probate is the legal process of distributing a deceased person's assets, settling debts, and resolving any disputes that may arise. Our compassionate attorneys have extensive experience handling probate matters, and we understand the intricacies of navigating this complex process. We work closely with executors, administrators, and beneficiaries to ensure a smooth and efficient estate administration. Our attorneys assist in all aspects of probate, including asset identification, valuation, and distribution. We review estate documents, including wills and trusts, to ensure the deceased's wishes are properly carried out. We also address creditor claims, resolve tax issues, and handle beneficiary disputes.

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Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning, Business Law, Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Investor-Friendly Legal Team

Meet the team

Having over five decades of combined legal experience, our native Hudson Valley attorneys bring bi-lingual and zealous advocacy to the communities they live in! You may have seen our attorneys recognized for their expertise in the legal field in your local Hudson Valley Magazine, or nationally, through Top Attorneys of North America and Top 100 Lawyers.    

Richard Schisano, Esq.

Richard Schisano, Esq.


Attorney Rich Schisano has been a practicing attorney since 1980, having graduated from Seton Hall Law School. He began practicing law with the firm of Silver, Forrester, Schisano & Lesser, PC in the fields of Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Wills, Estates and Commercial Law from 1980 to 2011, where he held the position of managing partner. From May, 2011 through November, 2013, Mr. Schisano served as Divisional Manager of both the Poughkeepsie and White Plains Divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, where he became adept in all facets of the consumer Bankruptcy Practice including, but not limited to, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. His duties also included managing all levels of multiple projects, including budgeting and administration. Since November 2013, Mr. Schisano has been Senior Partner with the firm of Murphy, Schisano & Rosado, where he utilizes his years of experience and expertise in assisting the local community with their legal needs. During his career, Mr. Schisano’s professional accomplishments have included:  Partnered in developing the Loss Mitigation Procedures currently in use in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York  Implemented the E-Order system currently used in the Bankruptcy Court Southern District Of New York Poughkeepsie Division.  Contributing author responsible for maintaining the Collier Practice Guide ECF chapter.  Responsible for the updates and modifications to the current chapter 13 plan and confirmation order currently in use in the Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York.  Service on panel dealing with updating local bankruptcy rules for the Southern District of New York.  Service on panel dealing with the National Chapter 13 Plan and revised plan in Southern District of New York.  Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Coordinator for the Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York.  Authored the occupant emergency plan for the Poughkeepsie Division of the Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York.  Served as President of the Mid-Hudson Bankruptcy Bar Association

Gisele Rosado, Esq.

Gisele Rosado, Esq.


Gisele Rosado is managing partner at Murphy, Schisano & Rosado, concentrating in the areas of real estate, foreclosure defense, consumer bankruptcy, wills, trust and estate matters, and business and banking law. She earned her bachelor of science from University of Tampa, where she double majored in biology and criminology. Gisele earned her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2005. Prior to becoming licensed in NY and joining Murphy & Schisano, Gisele honed her skills practicing in South Florida, where she successfully helped dozens of victims of predatory lending practices avoid foreclosure during the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the first "Attorneys Saving Homes Project", created by the Florida Bar. Seeing the need for bi-lingual legal access in the Hudson Valley, she regularly provides pro bono community programs on real estate topics and asset protection in both English and Spanish. Gisele has been named a “Top Lawyer” in Real Estate by Hudson Valley Magazine in 2021, 2022 and 2023. She recently served as lead attorney for the minority co-developer and general contractor of the Newburgh Legacy City Project, where her negotiation and analytical skills were instrumental in bringing the 3-year long approval and funding process to a close, making Newburgh only the third project to close in NY under Governor Hochul’s statewide community revitalization and homeownership equity initiative. Gisele is also co-authoring a real estate and business book series compilation that will be made available in 10 different languages, to be released early summer of 2024. Gisele’s passion to excel professionally extends from her love and dedication to her family, friends and community.

Eric Wharton, Esq.

Eric Wharton, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Prior to joining Murphy, Schisano & Rosado, Eric was staff counsel for a national insurance company, and a prominent local insurance defense firm, litigating motor vehicle accidents. During his employment, he handled property damage claims, arbitrations, mediations, negotiated settlements, conducted all phases of discovery and, when needed, took matters to trial. Eric has also practiced in the areas of landlord/tenant and general civil litigation, appearing in local municipal and County Supreme courts, including Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester, and Putnam. Eric received his B.A. from the State University of New York – New Paltz in 2012, and subsequently went to the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, from which he received his J.D. in 2016. Eric is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, graduating from N.F.A. as well as SUNY – Orange. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and reading. Eric is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New York.

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