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Providing quality legal services to our clients and friends - and to new friends we have yet to meet - for nearly 40 years


Practice Areas


  1. Elder Law: 20%
    39 years
  2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 20%
    39 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    39 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    39 years
  5. Estate Planning: 20%
    39 years

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Contact Info

172 Co Hwy 12
Laurens, NY, 13796-1115

PO Box 305
Laurens, NY, 13796-0305



NYCurrently registered 197603/13/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Incident Safety Officer CertificationFEMA National Fire Academy2008
Incident Safety Officer CertificationNYS Department of State, Office of Fire Prevention & Control2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Town AttorneyTown of Decatur, NY2011 - Present
AttorneyOtsego County, NY Firefighters Association2010 - Present
AttorneyOtsego County Fire Police Association2010 - Present
AttorneyLaurens, NY Fire District2010 - Present
Special Counsel (Commercial Property Tax Assessment Review)Town of Hartwick, NY2010 - Present
County AttorneyOtsego County, NY2006 - 2007
Administrator, WC / VFBL Self-Insurance FundOtsego County, NY2006 - 2007
Village & Town AttorneyVillage & Town of Laurens, NY1993 - 2005
Chairman, Eminent Domain Appraisal CommissionNYC Department of Environmental Protection1993 - 1996
Attorney ConsultantNYSBA Special Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs1990 - 1992
Assistant District AttorneyOtsego County1984 - 1984
Deputy City ProsecutorCity of Oneonta, NY1979 - 1995
CounselCorning Glass Works Self-Insurance Fund1978 - 1987
CounselRiegel Textile / Georgia Pacific Self-Insurance Fund1978 - 1987
CounselDelaware County Self-Insurance Fund1976 - 1987
CommissionerCity of Oneonta, NY Urban Renewal Appraisal Commission1976 - 1980
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Otsego County Firefighters' AssociationVice President2009 - Present
Laurens, NY, Volunteer Fire DepartmentFire Police Captain & Squad Safety Officer / Firefighter B2006 - Present
Otsego County Fire Police AssociationDirector of Training & Education2006 - Present
County Attorneys Association of the State of New YorkMember2006 - 2007
Broome County, NY, Bar AssociationMember, Municipal Law and Oil & Gas Law Committees2000 - Present
NYS Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Otsego County, NY, Bar AssociationMember & President (1989-90)1976 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
SUNY at Buffalo School of LawN/AJD1975
Hartwick CollegeN/ABA (Summa Cum Laude)1972
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Delaware-Otsego Board of Realtors Brokers' / Salespersons' Qualifying CoursesReal Estate & Contract LawN/A