Christopher S. Coleman
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 all New York State courts, and in addition the U.S. (Federal) District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association and Ulster County Bar Association.
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- University of Maryland School of Law – J.D.
- SUNY Albany – B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Ulster County Bar Association
- Dutchess County Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
Complex real estate, contract negotiation and LLC work
"Chris provided me with excellent service over a 4-year period. He distilled complex documents to the essential issues for me to understand. His technical knowledge, practical experience and local relationships have been very valuable."
"Chris had represented my wife on two different occasions and made us feel comfortable every step of the way. His knowledge and understanding of the deal was extremely insightful and knowledgeable."
Chris Coleman is fantastic
"I've worked with Chris on several real estate transactions from 2004 until now (2009) and continue to do so. He is the most helpful and responsive attorney I've ever worked with."
Expert and compassionate
"I have engaged Mr. Coleman on a number of occasions for various legal matters ranging from family Wills, setting up corporations, real estate purchases, and corporate contracts. I found him to be expert, extremely responsive and compassionate. I have recommended his services to my friends and family, and they too have had like experiences. I typically don't provide feedback on sites like this, but I also don't typically don't find such quality services. I can recommend Mr. Coleman without hesitation."
Chris Coleman Review
"I used Chris as my lawyer during the time I owned a small retail business. The advice and counsel he offered me as a business owner was superb. Chris is not only a brilliant attorney he's also a common sense, down-to-earth, business person. He could speak legalese as well as P&L. During the time I owned the business I did encounter a few situations that required Chris to act upon my behalf legally ... and he did so masterfully & quickly. He respected me as a person and a business owner. I'm now in the stages of forming a new company and I, of course, went back to Chris to engage him as my lawyer. But after hearing about the type of business I'm attempting to start-up Chris steered me to another lawyer with the particular expertise I'll need to get my business going and to keep it safe - he simply had my best interest as his guide. Superb lawyer, great guy!"
Christopher S. Coleman
"i have had a 14 year relationship with Attorney Coleman covering many issues - real estate, civil actions, tax assessment ,power of attorney, estate and will concerns.... and in each and every situation he has given me the best advice and guidance . He has been the only person who has been able to cut thru the often highly charged emotions that accompany my various legal problems and steered me clearly to make the correct decisions. His intelligence is remarkable and his incisive rhetoric is a rare talent that gives him the ability to clarify every issue that needs to be addressed . He does not waste your time ( or his...) and he gets things done efficiently and correctly every time. In effect , he is the only lawyer you would need for most legal issues , and when he feels you would be better served by someone with more expertise, he does not hesitate to refer you ( and continue to assist you in the process) . I consider my self fortunate, on many levels , to have met and worked with Attorney Coleman ."
Criminal representation in Hyde Park.
"Mr. Coleman handled my criminal case on short notice. He was very well prepared, displaying an expert knowledge of the law and, most importantly for me, knew the local court systems and how to manage my case. He is very well respected in the courts. I could not have hoped for better representation."
Utmost in professionalism.
"Mr. Coleman and I had the unfortunate luck of needing to work together. Once we met, I never worried about my case again. Mr Coleman assured me he would do all he could,to bring a positive outcome to my case. Overall, his assurances were 100% correct. I would recommend Chris Coleman and his whole staff to anyone needing a Lawyer. That is, If you want someone who is trustworthy, honest, family based, and relaxed. I never felt rushed or less important then any other client. Thank you Chris for all you do and continue to do for others. Always my best regards. Cheers."
One of the best lawyers I know! and thats saying a lot!
"Very nice lawyer and actually cares about his clients.. Very responsive, professional and a wealth of knowledge. All of my experiences have been great with this lawyer!"
A good egg
"Chris Coleman is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life. Oh wait, that's Raymond Shaw...but Chris is an outstanding attorney who has always given me and my companies the highest degree of professional attention and service. I would recommend him without reservation."