Honoring Richard Shafritz

Rich Shafritz Portrait

As many of you may know, Richard Shafritz was diagnosed with cancer (melanoma) in August 2018.  He has fought bravely and valiantly, following his doctor’s orders and treatments. 

Unfortunately, with the greatest heartbreak and sorrow, I need to share with you that, despite all best efforts, his cancer spread and his health continued to fail.  Richard passed away peacefully at his home Friday night, in the company of his family .  Please join me in praying for the Shafritz family during this difficult and painful time. 

Richard and I are very proud of our firm and of our success.  Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and Richard’s health, our firm remains strong.  This is a testament to Richard’s planning and leadership.  We will miss him greatly. 

As a law firm, we will move forward and persevere.  We will continue to faithfully serve each and every one of you.  We can think of no greater way to honor Richard’s legacy than to carry on with the utmost pride the firm he helped build. 

I hope that you will join me in honoring Richard by continuing your relationship with Shafritz & Dean, LLC.  Our firm is proud to serve you. 

Impact To Our Firm

What will happen to Shafritz & Dean, LLC?  

While we will miss Richard greatly, we foresee no changes to our firm’s operations, and intend to maintain “business as usual”. 

Will the firm name change? 

No, the firm name will remain the same.  We are proud of the reputation Shafritz & Dean, LLC has built, and is continuing to build.  Richard’s name will remain in the firm letterhead, with the words, “In Memoriam”.  

What can I do to help the Shafritz family?  

Richard would like to help children in need. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Due to COVID-19, the funeral will be limited to family.   Details on a Shiva will be announced later.   Thanks for your understanding.  

What can I do the help Shafritz & Dean, LLC?  

I hope that you will join me in honoring Richard by continuing your relationship with Shafritz & Dean, LLC.  We are proud to serve you, and will continue to do so.  

What if I have a question not covered above, or if I need help?   

Please contact Doug Dean (Managing Partner) or Michael Payton (Director of Operations) if you have any questions or concerns not addressed above, or need any assistance. 

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