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Areas of Practice

The Scagnelli Law Firm, PC provides a variety of legal services, most of which focus upon litigation. If there is an area of practice that you do not see here, simply contact us and we will refer you to an attorney who does practice in that area.

Family and Matrimonial Law

Peter devotes a significant amount of his practice to handling matters concerning support, divorce, custody and appeals. Peter has experience in Family Court and Supreme Court, handling family and matrimonial matters. Peter understands the trauma that is brought to the client when one's family is in crisis and is sensitive to the emotional turmoil visited upon the client. In addition to handling custody, support and divorce matters, Peter has represented clients in domestic violence matters.

Attorney for Children

Since 1990, Peter has served as an Attorney for Children, (formerly known as Law Guardian), in Albany County Family Court and Supreme Court, Albany County. Peter has represented hundreds of children in custody matters, neglect proceedings and Juvenile Delinquency cases. In addition to the above, Peter has served as counsel for children in the Appellate Court.

Personal Injury

Peter has represented hundreds of personal injury clients and has recovered substantial sums of monies for the clients who have been injured through no fault of their own. The firm is selective in the Personal Injury cases it takes and will only represent clients that have a strong likelihood of success. Most personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. Peter is also experienced in Personal Injury defense, where the client's insurance company has refused to provide counsel. In those cases, Peter has successfully defended the claim, or, has been successful in obtaining insurance coverage.

Commercial Real Estate Taxes

If your municipality has assessed the value of your commercial real estate unfairly, we can help. Peter has successfully represented innumerable commercial property owners in reducing assessed values and real estate taxes. Grievance day is typically the last Tuesday in May. If you are interested, please contact the firm before May 1st.

Real Estate and Zoning Matters

Throughout his career Peter has represented established clients in residential real estate transactions. From 2000 to 2014, Peter was the Deputy Town Attorney and then Town Attorney for the Town of Niskayuna on a part-time basis. During those years, Peter primarily provided counsel to the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board. Peteri has gained valuable experience in planning and zoning matters.

Special Education

Peter has represented many parents whose children have special needs and have been classified by a School District's Committee on Special Education. Peter has been quite successful in obtaining services and accommodations for children with special needs from public school districts.

Criminal Defense

Peter has represented numerous criminal defense clients throughout his career and will accept criminal cases on a case by case analysis.

Any other legal services not specifically mentioned herein, may be accepted on a case by case basis, or referred to another practitioner.

Please contact our firm for further information. Our phone number is 518-463-0770. You may also contact us through this link.

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