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Attorney Profile: Members of the Firm

GERALD L. WAPNER, born New York, New York, November 27, 1933; admitted to bar, 1958, New York. Education: Lehigh University; Columbia College New York University (LL.B., 1957).

Counsel and Advisor to The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Inc., Counsel to the Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, Counsel and Advisor to the Woodstock School of Art, Counsel to Ulster Publishing Co., Inc., Counsel to Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Counsel to Zen Mountain Monastery, Counsel to the Children's Annex, Counsel to Woodstock Jewish Congregation. Member: New York State Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Real Estate Law, Business Law, Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.

JOSHUA N. KOPLOVITZ, born Troy, New York, October 26, 1936; admitted to bar, 1961, New York; U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Hamilton College (A.B., 1957) Phi Beta Kappa; University of Paris, Paris, France; Columbia University (J.D., 1960).

Editor, Criminal Law Bulletin, 1964-1973. Law Clerk to Gus J. Solomon, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 1960-1961.

Counsel: New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, 1979-1992; Ulster County Democratic Committee, 1979-1988; 1994-2005. Certified Federal Mediator, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. Principal, Pathways Mediation Center. County Attorney for Ulster County, 2006-2009. Member: New York State Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Matrimonial Law; Family Law, Wills and Trusts; Estates Law; Civil Litigation; Elder Law; Appellate Practice.

ROD P. FUTERFAS, born Jersey City, New Jersey, June 27, 1948; admitted to bar, 1974, New York. Education: Syracuse University (B.S., 1970); University of San Francisco and Albany Law School (J.D., 1973). Ulster County Assistant Attorney County Attorney, 1979-1980. Director: United States Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County, 1980-; Woodstock Fire Company No. 5 Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc., 1977-. Special Town Attorney, Town of Woodstock, 1980-1992, Town Attorney, 1996-1999, 2006-; Town Attorney for the Town of Denning, 2002-; Town Attorney for the Town of Rochester, 2006-2007. Member: New York State Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Municipal Law; Real Estate Law; Zoning Law; Civil Litigation; Adoptions.

RACHEL L. CAVELL, born Berkley, California, admitted to bar, 1983, Massachusetts; 1984, Connecticut; 1985, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1986, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1990, California; 1993, New York. Education: Harvard University (B.A., cum laude, 1979); Suffolk University (J.D. 1983).

Practice Areas: Real Estate; Estates; Zoning Law, Guardianships; Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.


Our Staff
Our ancillary staff provides support, adding their skill sets to assist the attorneys.

In the Woodstock Office
Fred, Bookkeeper
Rosemarie, Secretary to Jerry Wapner

In the Kingston Office
Angela, Tammy, Marie

Marie: Legal Assistant to Joshua N. Koplovitz. Estates and Evictions Paralegal
Tammy: Handles all accounts receivable and payable,as well as assisting all attorneys. Also assists with title searching and office work at Woodstock Abstract & Title Company.
Angela: Legal Assistant to Rod Futerfas.
Education: Graduate of Ulster County Community College and Marist College Paralegal Program (American Bar Association Approved)
Areas of Experience: Real Estate, Adoptions, Will and the set-up of Corporations and LLCs

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