Managing Partner

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Location Hudson, New York
Phone +1 (518) 828-9444
Fax +1 (518) 828-9719
Bio

 

Virginia D. Benedict joined the firm as a partner in June 2006, and she currently serves as the firm’s managing partner. She has an extensive background in the areas of real property; real estate purchase, sale, and finance for both commercial and residential transactions; banking law; and title insurance. Her practice also extends to corporate law, municipal law, and estate planning and administration.

For over thirty years, she has represented clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions covering the Capital District and the Hudson Valley. She has been involved in both residential and commercial transactions, from a seller’s, buyer’s, and lender’s perspective. She is an approved attorney for several banking institutions, credit associations and local lenders. Her broad knowledge of real property law, banking law, and title insurance have allowed her to effectively represent clients in each of these areas while informing the clients of the implications of the transaction. She also assists real estate clients with agricultural exemptions and planning board matters. Practicing in the upstate area her entire legal career has allowed her to obtain an extensive knowledge of the unique situations, problems, and issues that can be presented by upstate properties.

Mrs. Benedict also has many years of experience as a title searcher, reader, and authorized signatory for several different national title insurance companies, currently including Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Westcor Land Title Insurance Company.

Mrs. Benedict’s practice further extends to general business matters, formation of legal entities, contract matters, estate planning and administration, and municipal law.

Mrs. Benedict has many community ties and has served as a board member n numerous local boards.

Mrs. Benedict is a member of the Columbia County, Rensselaer County, and New York State Bar Associations, and is a member of the Real Property Law Section and Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Mrs. Benedict received her J.D. degree cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University in 1988, and her bachelor's degree from State University of New York College at Geneseo in 1985.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Real Estate Transactions & Real Property

Land Use & Zoning

Municipal & Public Authority Law

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Business Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

EDUCATION

Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
J.D., Cum Laude, 1988

State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, New York
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1985

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Columbia County Bar Association

Rensselaer County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York State Land Title Association

Town of Athens Counsel

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Active Member, United Methodist Church of Greenville and Norton Hill
Former Trustee, Greenville Educational Foundation 
Former Board Member, Hudson Area Association Library

Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee
Board Member, Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Columbia and Greene Counties