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Christopher S. Coleman

Real estate Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

5.0   38 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    40%
    All areas of business practice focusing on small to mid-size entities, including entity formation, liquor licensing, purchase/sale and litigation.

    34 years, 500 cases

  2. Real estate
    40%
    All areas of commercial and residential real estate practice.

    34 years, 500 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    All areas of criminal defense practice, including DWI/DUI, DWAI Drugs and related areas.

    34 years, 500 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    5%
    All areas of criminal defense practice, including DWI/DUI, DWAI Drugs and related areas.

    34 years, 500 cases

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    All areas of traffic and moving violations practice and criminal defense practice, including DWI/DUI, DWAI Drugs and related areas.

    34 years, 500 cases

I am an experienced, trustworthy and knowledgable attorney who always puts the interests of his clients first and foremost.  And if for any reason I cannot help you with your matter, I will recommend you to someone who can.

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Location

McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC
42 Catharine Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

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Reviews

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Posted by Joe | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney/Very Personable
Chris was there every step of my sale and purchase of homes, when ever I had any questions, he always responded very quickly, the documents were correct ,no problems at both closings, His support staff is excellent. any time I would need to retain another lawyer, Chris would be my first call.
Posted by Karen | May 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Chris is responsive and offers clear and concise advice and guidance! I have used him both as a real estate and business advisor attorney and he is top notch. Professional, knowledgable and available when you need him.
Posted by Noel | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!!!
Chris is a great guy very personable always responds to phone calls and emails quickly. Is great at listening and advising.
Posted by William | September 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sale of Commercial Property
Over the years I have used different attorneys until I found Chris. He and his team are far and away the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure being associated with. Wish I had found him years ago. We just sold a multi-million dollar property and it was seamless thanks to him and his staff. Made the process simple. He is very responsive to any questions. Very professional and knows his stuff. His paralegal, Lisa, is very knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend!
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Posted by William | September 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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I find Chris Coleman's legal practice to be thorough, competent, efficient, practical and very detail oriented. Real estate transaction
Posted by Paul | May 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and Thorough
Chris did an excellent job of providing a high end residential lease for our home in Rhinebeck. It was very thorough and allowed us to customize and add our own rules and regulations which we felt led to an air tight lease agreement. He was very responsive with a quick turn around when we needed a surrender agreement for same.
Posted by Rob M | February 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
simply awesome!
I used Chris on a few occasions. He is professional, easy to work with, knowledgeable and always looking out for my best interest. His staff is great too! I would certainly use him again
Posted by Jordan | September 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Professional
I contacted Mr. Coleman about represntation in a civil matter and although he could not represnt me due to a minor confliction he reaponded to me promptly and professionally with advice on the best direction to go in which helped tremendously. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal help or consultation.
Posted by Tina | January 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick response time and very thorough
I contacted Chris after reading his reviews on Avvo. Chris promptly called me back and I set up an appointment to see him in person and discuss my case. Chris was very professional and his offices and staff were warm and welcoming. We discussed my case, as well as all of the outcomes and Chris answered all of my questions. While Chris didn't make any promises, he was reassuring about his capacity and skill to get to my desired outcome. Working with Chris, we were able to get the outcome that was the best possible one for my situation and I am very grateful.
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Posted by Jordan | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Representation and Follow Through
After a frustrating incident while heading upstate on a vacation, I was in the unique position of needing a lawyer (I work in an attorney's office myself). From the initial phone call to the post-resolution period, I can't speak highly enough of Chris and his diligent team. They were very responsive, extremely professional and truly a caring group of individuals. I would gladly recommend his services to others and I'm so lucky to have had such excellent representation.
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Posted by Danielle | June 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, Professional And Knowledgeable
Chris guided me through my first purchase of a commercial property and I could not be more satisfied with his level of knowledge of the situation and his handling of a sometimes difficult seller. Throughout the process, he effortlessly answered all of my questions while providing me with his own insight and recommendations. He was always on top of things, ensuring deadlines were met and making sure everything that needed to get done, got done. Chris and his assistant Lisa were always accommodating and an absolute pleasure to deal with.
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Posted by Sharyn S | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
I was so fortunate that I was referred to him by my Employer's EAP. The professionalism of the entire staff is exactly what one could hope for. They were thorough and diligent as well as personable and caring. Chris consulted me every step of the way and brought comfort to an incredibly distressful ordeal. They didn't see me as a convict and helped shine light on the innocence in a sticky potential DUI situation that required the time and patience of multiple court appearances. My case was reduced to the lowest possible charge and I was able to keep my job. I was grateful to the point of disbelief and have sung the praises of him and his staff to countless people since.
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Posted by Jim | February 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
For over 10 years
Chris and his entire team have been an essential piece in the success of our business. Over the last 10 years he has handled every legal aspect that we've come across with extreme knowledge and expertise. His ability to explain complicated situations in a manner which anyone can understand is so important. Not only is he a great lawyer but he actually cares and always makes sure you consider the whole picture before making any decisions. Over 10 years and he's never steered me wrong. I highly recommend his services to everyone I know and I suggest to you, if you need a lawyer for any reason give Chris a call. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Lee | December 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket Reduced
Obtained Christopher's services to help fight a traffic ticket I received in NY. Since I am out of state, Christopher and Sonya were extremely prompt in answering any questions I had and assisted in every step in preparation to resolve the ticket. Christopher was able to get the speeding ticket reduced to a traffic ticket which resulted in 0 points and a fine. I am extremely satisfied with Christopher's and Sonya's professionalism and prompt responses in resolving this matter.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Linda
Chris and his staff helped with a situation where time was of the essence. They went above and beyond to get the situation resolved. I called his office at 4:45pm on a Tuesday afternoon and spoke to his paralegal, Sonya. She took the time to assess my situation. Chris contacted me that same evening and by the next day, the process had been started to resolve the crisis I was in. Sonya kept me up to date on everything. I cannot thank them enough. They are not only professional but they truly care.
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Posted by Janette | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are looking for someone honest and you can rely on...
I have worked with Mr Coleman on several occasions, to buying a home to guiding us through opening our business. He has offered valuable advice and is always available when dealings get tricky. There is no one I feel more comfortable with, and it is good to know that someone truly has your back when you are going through the legalities.
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Posted by Pamela | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris is the best lawyer for traffic violations !
My sons have a talent for getting traffic violations and Chris has handled all of them with great results. So when looking for an attorney, look no further.
Posted by JOEY | September 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXTREMELY SATISFIED
MR COLEMAN HAS REPRESENTED OUR COMPANY IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING REAL ESTATE SALE & PURCHASE, AS WELL AS GENERAL BUSINESS LAW. WHEN NEEDED MR COLEMAN WILL BATTLE ON BEHALF OF THE CLIENT, HE HAS ALWAYS DONE A GREAT JOB FOR US AT A REASONABLE FEE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIS LAW OFFICE
Posted by Vince | September 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris Coleman
I hired Chris Coleman to represent me in selling my house in Columbia County NY. I was very happy with what Chris did for me. He & his staff always made themselves available when I had questions & made sure I was aware of what I needed to do to keep things moving. He kept me focused on getting to the finish line without getting bogged down or sidetracked with things that really didn't matter. I had shopped around & interviewed several lawyers & Chris put me at ease with straight talk & no undertone of being aloof that I felt from many others & very fairly priced. I also can't say enough about his staff, they were very capable & never made me feel rushed. I will not hesitate to use Christopher Coleman Law Office again.
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Posted by Katie Spurgin | September 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful for First Time Homebuyers
Purchasing a home for the first time is a learning process. Christopher Coleman and his entire staff were extraordinarily helpful and patient with us. We feel that without Chris' help negotiating with the seller, we likely would not have gotten the house we did. The entire staff is professional and warm--making the whole experience extremely positive. We will definitely contact them if/when we require an attorney in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McCabe Coleman Ventosa and Patterson PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Member
  • Law Office of Christopher S. Coleman PLLC
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Caltagirone & Coleman
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Sall, Caltagirone & Coleman
  • 1997 - 2008
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Christopher S. Coleman, Esq.
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Upton, Cohen & Slamowitz
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (with Honor)
  • 1990
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Kent, 188 Misc. 2d 509
  • Application denied, but matter thereupon resolved in favor of client.
  • People v. Fox, 188 Misc. 2d 378
  • Motion for severance granted.
  • Fendt Finding Co. v. Private Brands, Inc., 182 A.D.2d 548
  • Unanmous reversal by First Department Appellate Division of Trial Court's grant of summary judgment against client.

Associations

  • Ulster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Gold Award
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • JD With Honor
  • University of Maryland
  • 1990
  • BA Cum Laude - Dean's List
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • 1987
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Publications

  • WKIP
  • Residential Leases
  • 2016
  • WKIP
  • Real Estate Basics
  • 2015
  • WKIP
  • Residential Real Estate - The Process from Beginning to End
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • The Top 10 Things You Must Know
  • 2019
  • CLE
  • Advising Your Clients on NY’s New Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws
  • 2019
  • CLE
  • Network and Email Security for Law Firms
  • 2019
  • CLE
  • Top Due Diligence Oversights in Real Estate Transactions
  • 2019
  • CLE
  • Negotiating Business Contracts
  • 2019
  • CLE
  • LLC Operating Agreements Gone Wrong
  • 2019
  • CLE
  • Tenant Protection Act
  • 2019
  • WKIP - Radio Event
  • Residential Leases
  • 2016
  • WKIP - Radio Event
  • Real Estate Basics
  • 2015
  • WKIP - Radio Event
  • Residential Real Estate - The Process from Beginning to End
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (34)
Endorse Christopher
Business Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the most diligent, and detail oriented lawyers I've head had the privilege of knowing. An exceptional attorney."
Business Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a dedicated, highly knowledgeable and well-respected attorney."
Business Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an outstanding attorney who is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of his practice."
Business Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is highly knowledgeable in the areas of business and contracts. Clients I have recommended to him have have been very happy with the advice and representation he has provided. He has wide ranging knowledge of the law both criminal and civil, and a wealth of experience as an attorney. A great person for a fellow lawyer to discuss a case with."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris Coleman has a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest lawyers in the Hudson Valley. He is highly respected by judges and lawyers for his legal acumen, legal strategy and preparedness. Chris enjoys great loyalty from his clients who appreciate his steadfast commitment and focus to their cause."
Business Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"A huge factor in decision to form a law partnership - after my 30+ year career as a sole practitioner - was coming to know attorneys who exemplified keen practice skills, compassion for clients and high integrity as lawyers. the partnership of McCabe Martin Coleman & Ventosa was created with attorneys of like skill and distinction. Chris Coleman is an integral part of that firm make-up - with a superior reputation in multiple areas of law including real estate, business law and transactional matters of all types."
Business Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is the lawyer that other lawyers go to when they need representation ! He is a brilliant adviser and dedicated to preventing and protecting his clients from liability."
Business Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is an extremely careful and detail oriented who is highly motivated to get the best possible outcome for the client. You are in extremely good hands when he takes on your matter. I give him my highest recommendation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is extremely professional, thorough, and well-prepared on every one of his cases."
Business Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Chris on a number of transactional matters where we were representing clients on opposite sides of the table. Chris is a dedicated and caring advocate for his clients and has a knack for legal problem solving that helps gets deals closed to the mutual satisfaction of all parties."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris and his staff are amazing, whether they are assisting a client to buy or sell in a real estate transaction, guiding a client either beginning a business or buying one, preparing wills with additional estate planning, or furthering a client's business rights. I have witnessed first-hand Chris' calm demeanor with effective negotiations. I HIGHLY recommend Chris."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked alongside Chris in matters involving criminal law, family law and business law. I know Chris to be attentive, efficient, insightful, effective and well-liked by his clients, even when those clients may be facing some of the most difficult circumstances in their lives. Chris gets them through it. That's why I can confidently endorse Chris."
General practice Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Chris for some time now, and he is among the first people I go to when I find myself needing another opinion on novel legal issues or potential pitfalls. I am consistently impressed not only by the breadth of Chris's legal knowledge but the depth of his understanding. Chris sets a fine example for other attorneys in the community in the areas of professionalism, integrity and client service. I would not hesitate to refer clients to him or to personally endorse his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Coleman is an absolute professional. He routinely displays tireless dedication to both his clients, and knowledge of the law at the center of his cases. Chris is one of the few attorneys in Dutchess County that I can say, without one bit of hesitation, is fully capable of handling absolutely any issue that arises during representation of a client. He is intelligent, thorough, hard-working and an all-around fantastic attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher Coleman a sharp, experienced and attentive attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Coleman for a variety of legal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris routinely handles criminal defense cases and real estate transactions and I would recommend him for both. I have seen him steadily guide his clients through court. He provides a practiced hand in delicate matters. His clients appreciate and benefit from his experience. I am happy to endorse him."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having known Chris for decades, I endorse him as an elite lawyer and trustworthy advocate."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Poughkeepsie Real estate Lawyer Christopher S. Coleman
Christopher S. Coleman
Real estate Attorney
Poughkeepsie, NY
Licensed for 33 years