Christopher Coleman

Law Office of Christopher S. Coleman, PLLC
214 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-379-2222
www.chriscolemanlaw.com


Christopher S. Coleman has dedicated his professional career to helping his clients achieve the best possible results - whatever the situation and whatever the circumstances.

Christopher focuses primarily on serving individual and business clients who require assistance with commercial & residential real estate development, leasing, purchases or sales, and all business law and commercial matters, including Condominium & Cooperative Law, Mortgages and Loan Agreements, Landlord and Tenant Law (Evictions), Leasing, Zoning & Planning, Land Use, Sole Proprietorship/Partnership/Corporate/Limited Liability Company Law, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Stock Purchase Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Shareholder (Buy/Sell) Agreements, Licensing, Joint Venture Agreements, Franchises and Franchising, Liquor Licensing & Liability, Civil and Business Litigation, Loan Workouts, Contract Law, Breach of Contract, Defamation (Libel and Slander), Construction Law & Contracts, Mechanics Liens, Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Health Care Planning and Powers of Attorney) and Appellate Practice. In addition to having owned and operated private businesses, Christopher previously worked in law firms in New York City and upstate New York, where he obtained invaluable experience, knowledge and skill in many areas of law.He also has extensive experience in Criminal Defense, having represented many clients in cases ranging from traffic infractions, DWI/DWAI/DWAI Drugs, Family Offenses to serious Felony Offenses.

Christopher obtained a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law (1990) and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany (1987 - Dean's List of Distinguished Students). He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of New York), U.S. District Court (Southern District of New York) and New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association and Ulster County Bar Association.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business and Contract Law
Real Estate Law
Personal Injury and Civil Litigation
Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
Criminal Defense

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

EDUCATION

University of Maryland School of Law - J.D.
SUNY Albany - B.A.