Rachel Hirschfeld’s work on behalf of animals and her legal innovations that enhance the security of animals – such as the Pet Protection Agreement* and the Hirschfeld Pet Trust – have been chronicled extensively by the mainstream media.



abc news Fido’s Fortune




ABA - GPSOLOEnsuring the Pet’s Continued Care: Advising Your Client’s About Planning for their Continued Care

American Bar Association

Cornell Law School Presentation at Cornell University Law School

Cornell Law School

ABA - GPSOLO Estate Planning Issues Involving Pets


Estate Planning Estate Planning Strategies for People Who Have Pets

Estate Planning

Animal Wellness Magazine On Trust

Animal Wellness Magazine

nightline The Boom in Pet Trusts

ABC News Nightline

new yorker Rich Bitch

The New Yorker

Special Committee on Animals and the Law announces new program to ensure care for pets of hospitalized patients.


Care for Your Pet From Beyond the Grave

Trouble for Trouble! Judge Knocks $10 Mil from Helmsley Dog’s Take

The Wall Street Journal

wsj Good Boy

The Wall Street Journal

today Helmsley’s Dog Gets $12 Million


abc news Pet Trust Fund

ABC Action News Consumer Report

az star Plan Your Pet’s Future

bottom line Setting up a “Pet Trust”: Care for Your Pets, Even When You Can’t Care for Them

Bottom Line Publications

elder law Pet Trusts Offer Elderly Clients Peace of Mind

The ElderLaw Report

ny sun Max, Lucky and Princess Lead the Pack of Dog Names

The New York Sun

newsday Trust Funds for Ongoing Pet Care


nalea Pet Trusts Benefit Your Clients and Their Pets


black tie intl What do you mean she’s “Just a Dog”!

Black Tie International

wwba Who Will Take Care of My Pet When I No Longer Can?

Westchester Women’s Bar Association Member Newsletter

ny sun Six Figure Bequest is New Must-Have for Pampered Pooches and Kittens

The New York Sun

animal haven The Hirschfeld Pet Trust for your Animal Companion

The Animal Haven Journal

aspca Planned Giving for Your Pets


nsala Ask Rachel

North Shore Animal League


As Seen On

cbs saturday morning R. Hirschfeld appears as expert on pet trusts and pet protection issues

CBS Early Show Saturday Morning Edition




The American Bar Association
“The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.” “The Mission of the American Bar Association is to be the national representative of the legal profession, serving the public and the profession by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law.”


The New York State Bar Association
“The Association’s objectives, originally stated in its constitution adopted in 1877, are the same today. They are: to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reform in the law, facilitate the administration of justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill and courtesy in the legal profession. As a link between the state and the individual lawyer, as a force for constructive change, and as a chief exponent of the rights and liberties of the public, the New York State Bar Association stands proud and capable, ready to serve.”


The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
“The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting the elderly and disabled. Members also include judges, professors of law, and students. Some of the issues NAELA members assist their clients with include, but are not limited to: public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning. NAELA’s vision is to be the recognized leader inspiring and empowering attorneys to enhance the quality of life for the elderly.”