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About Me

David began his professional legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Charities Bureau concentrating in the area of Trusts & Estates and Not-for-Profit Law. Since joining the firm in 1999, David has broadened his practice and currently counsels businesses and individuals on a wide range of business transactional and planning matters, commercial and residential real estate transactions, estate litigation, planning & probate matters. David's expertise has been recognized by local Surrogate's Court Judges who have called upon him to assist in complicated estate litigation and probate matters on behalf of incapacitated individuals.


Practice Areas


  1. Business: 35%
    16 years
  2. Commercial: 15%
    16 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    16 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    20 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. David is highly skilled and well respected. His dedication to his profession and clients is unmatched. His integrity, knowledge, and experience is unquestioned.


    Andrew Barna
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Frederick Harwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Harwick Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Samuel Booth Young Leadership AwardFederation of Notheastern New York2013
Recognition of Dedicated ServiceNew York State Attorney General's Charity Bureau1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/AGanz Wolkenbreit & Siegfeld LLP1999 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralNew York State Attorney General1996 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Jewish Federation of Northeast NY - Endowment BoardChairperson2012 - Present
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New YorkBoard Member2011 - Present
Albany Country State Bar AssociationsMember1996 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate of Joseph KalishmanResolved Family issues and the Estate was distributed
Matter of ZahariaApplellate Court upheld Surrogate's Order
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
State University of New York, AlbanyEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Polytechnic Prepatory County Day SchoolEconomicsHigh School1988
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Probate BasicsMonetary Aspects of Probate2013
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of CommerceStructuring the Entrepeneurial Business2005
NYS Bar AssociationProbate and Administration2002
NY Attorney GeneralNFP and AG's Role1998