Bernis E. Nelson

Bernis E. Nelson

  • Municipal Law, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning ...
  • New York
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Primary practice fields are municipal, land use, real estate law. estate planning, and probate.

Practice Areas
Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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U.S. District Court (Southern District)
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Professional Experience
Cities of Peekskill, Newburgh, and New Rochelle; and Private Practice
- Current
Private Practice: July 2012 to Present. Corporation Counsel, City of Peekskill: April 2011 - June 2012. Corporation Counsel, City of Newburgh: February 2010 - April 2011. Of Counsel, Silverberg & Zalantis: July 2009 - January 2010. Corporation Counsel, City of New Rochelle: February 1997 - June 2009. Private Practice, Peekskill, New York: August 1987 - February 1997. Planner, Assistant Corporation Counsel, and First Deputy Corporation Counsel, City of Peekskill: December 1980 - August 1987.
New York Law School
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Barnard College, Columbia University
Honors: Foreign Area Studies Concentrating in East Asian Politics and Language
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
Municipal Law Section Executive Committee
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Speaking Engagements
Nimham Land Trials of 1765 - 1767, Fort Montgomery, New York
Fort Montgomery State Historical Site
Nimham Land Trials of 1765 - 1767: History of Lenape Land Tenure in New York in the 1600s and 1700s.
Land Tenure: from the Lenape to the Lords of the Manor, Cortlandt Manor, New York
VanCortlandtville Historical Society
History of Lenape Land Tenure in New York in the 1600s and 1700s.
Websites & Blogs
Bernis Nelson, Attorney at Law
Contact & Map
Bernis Nelson, Attorney at Law
1010 Park Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Telephone: (914) 739 5250
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