Perkins and Perkins, Attorneys at Law, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PERKINS AND PERKINS RELOCATES LAW OFFICE

After more than 35 years at their Broadway location, Perkins and Perkins has moved its law office to the professional building at 25 Walton Street, Saratoga Springs. Their new downtown office location is fully handicapped accessible and provides clients with a convenient street level entrance as well as ample parking immediately adjacent to the office building.

One of the oldest law firms in continuous practice in Saratoga County, the Perkins family has been providing professional legal services to the greater Saratoga Springs community since 1951. Their practice areas include landlord representation/summary eviction proceedings, commercial real estate transactions, Wills/ personal estate planning documents, probate and estate administration, business entity formation, start-up and small business services, and personal injury claims. Consultation is by appointment and the attorneys may be contacted by telephone at (518) 584-4191 or by email at attorney@perkinslegal.com


LOCAL ATTORNEYS TO OFFER VETERAN ASSISTANCE

Albany Law School's Veteran's Rights Pro Bono Project will host a free legal clinic for veterans of the armed forces on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the law school, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany. Nine local attorneys will be available to assist veterans with Wills, health care proxies, debtor/creditor and bankruptcy concerns, VA benefits, landlord/tenant matters, employment discrimination issues, and service-connected questions. Program Founder and Director Benjamin Pomerance indicated that the clinic will feature individual appointments with the attorneys who are volunteering their time and expertise.

Among the attorneys invited to participate is former military attorney S. Scott Perkins of Saratoga Springs who is veteran of the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps. Questions concerning the clinic may be directed to Mr. Pomerance at (518) 593-4102 or bpomerance@albanylaw.edu


SCHOOL DISTRICT TO AGAIN OFFER LANDLORD SEMINAR

On Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Office of Continuing Education for the Saratoga Springs City Schools will again offer "Landlord Strategies for Effective Property Management" at the Saratoga Springs High School, West Avenue. The seminar will be taught by Saratoga Springs attorney S. Scott Perkins who has an active residential and commercial landlord practice. Topics such as the legal and practical aspects of tenant applications, prohibited landlord practices, leases, month-to-month tenancies, security deposits, rule enforcement, summary eviction proceedings, claims for tenant damage, and abandoned tenant property will be addressed. There will be a question and answer period following each segment. Enrollment fee is $10.00. For additional information or to register for the seminar, contact the Office of Continuing Education, 3 Blue Streak Way, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866, telephone (518) 583- 4782.


SARATOGA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES INDUCTEES

The Saratoga Springs High School "Blue Streak" Athletic Hall of Fame recently announced its Class of 2011 inductees. Among those elected to the Hall of Fame was former Saratoga Springs High School and Colgate University wrestling team captain Scott Perkins. In the 1970's, the middleweight wrestler was undefeated in dual meets in two consecutive high school seasons at Saratoga High where he claimed individual conference and Class A titles. At Colgate, he was a two-time New York State Intercollegiate Champion, All-East, and an Amateur Wrestling News Mid-Season Honorable Mention All-American. Perkins was the recipient of Colgate' Most Outstanding Wrestler Award three times. In addition, he participated in the 1972, 1976, and 1980 Olympic team trials, receiving an invitation in 1976 from the U.S. Olympic Committee to attend training camp. The Blue Streak Hall of Fame honors those athletes, coaches, administrators, and supporters affiliated with Saratoga Springs High School who have made extraordinary contributions in the field of athletics. Perkins is now an attorney in private practice in Saratoga Springs.


SARATOGA SPRINGS CONTINUING EDUCATION TO HOST LANDLORD SEMINAR

The Office of Continuing Education of the Saratoga Springs City School District has announced the Fall 2011 calendar for its continuing education classes. Among the offerings will be a seminar entitled "Landlord Strategies for Effective Real Property Management" presented by Saratoga Springs attorney S. Scott Perkins. The seminar will familiarize the landlord, or one with aspirations to own and/or manage rental property with the legal and practical aspects of a wide range of issues, including prohibited landlord practices, leases, month-to-month tenancies, security deposits, summary eviction proceedings, and abandoned tenant property. The program will be held Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Saratoga Springs High School and there is an enrollment fee of $10.00. For registration information, contact the Office of Continuing Education, Saratoga Springs School, 3 Blue Streak Way, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866, telephone (518) 583-4782.


VETERANS ADMINISTRATION RECOGNIZES VOLUNTEERS

At ceremonies held June 11, 2011, the Veterans Administration recognized volunteers from the Albany region who reached milestones in service to the VA. Among those recognized was Saratoga Springs attorney S. Scott Perkins for his volunteer service with the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association.

Since 1999, Perkins has volunteered over 1,000 hours by providing military honors to deceased veterans upon their interment in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Stillwater, New York. Perkins is a veteran of the United States Army Reserve where he served as trial counsel with the 77th ARCOM, 50th JAG Detachment - Court Martial Trial Team.

Perkins is a charter member of the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association and currently serves as its Judge Advocate.


SARATOGA SPRINGS ATTORNEY TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

     Lorman Education Services of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a nationwide leader in providing continuing professional education, will present a continuing legal education program entitled "Landlord and Tenant Law in New York" on July 31, 2008 at the Best Western Albany Airport Inn, 200 Wolf Road, Albany. The eight credit hour program designed for attorneys, licensed real estate professionals, property managers, and landlords will address such topics as the creation of comprehensive leases, summary eviction proceedings, pre-litigation considerations, manufactured housing, and litigation settlement strategies.

     Saratoga Springs attorney S. Scott Perkins, Esq. will join four other attorneys as faculty for the program. Mr. Perkins will present two units for the landlord-tenant seminar, "Practical Implications of Enforcement Proceedings" and "Manufactured Housing." He will examine various sub-topics, including the economics of an eviction, pre-litigation strategies, abandoned tenant property, provisions under the Manufactured Home Tenant's Bill of Rights, and post-eviction strategies.

     Mr. Perkins has an active landlord practice and is a frequent contributor on matters involving landlord/tenant and manufactured housing law.

     For further information, contact Lorman Education Services at 866-352-9539 or at www.lorman.com


SARATOGA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOST LANDLORD SEMINAR

     The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a landlord seminar to be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at the Chamber offices, 28 Clinton Street, Saratoga Springs. The seminar is titled "Landlords, Leases, and the Law: Strategies for Effective Rental Property Management" and will feature Saratoga Springs attorney S. Scott Perkins. Esq. as the presenter.

    The two-hour seminar will examine such topics as the screening of prospective tenants, pro-active lease enforcement, objectionable tenancies, collection of past-due rent, the eviction process, and abandoned tenant property. A question and answer period will conclude the presentation.

    Perkins is an experienced landlord counsel, having litigated to judgment over 1,500 summary eviction proceedings in the past twenty-five years. In addition to representing numerous private landlords, he presently has lease enforcement responsibility for over 1,000 rental units at twenty commercial rental properties.


    For seminar reservations, contact Jennifer Joseph Perry at (518) 584-3255


SARATOGA CONVENTION AND TOURISM BUREAU PRESENTS HOMETOWN HERO AWARD

    At a recent reception held at the Saratoga Springs City Center, the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau recognized S. Scott Perkins with its "Hometown Hero Award" for excellence in promoting the City of Saratoga Springs as an event and convention venue.

    As chair of the Allegiance Bowl Committee, Inc., Perkins founded the Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl, organizing a charity sprint football game between members of the Collegiate Sprint Football League. The inaugural bowl game featured teams from Army and Princeton and drew an estimated 1,500 spectators. Saratoga Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading was the beneficiary of the proceeds from the bowl game. The Allegiance Bowl has become an annual community event and will feature Army and Navy in the 2007 contest.

    The "Hometown Hero Award" is presented yearly to deserving community members who actively promote the City as a tourist and convention destination.


PERKINS ELECTED TO STATE ASSOCIATION

    S. Scott Perkins was elected a director of AAA New York State at the Association's annual meeting held in Cooperstown, New York July 12, 2007. The Association is an affiliate of the American Automobile Association (AAA) and represents the interests of 2.7 million club members statewide.

    Perkins also is a member of the board of directors of AAA Northway, Inc., having served in that capacity since 1989. He was recently elected corporate secretary of AAA Northway and chairs the club's Audit Committee.


ATTORNEYS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT

    Attorneys associated with Perkins and Perkins were recently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court as members of the bar and officers of the Court.

    S. Scott Perkins, Esq. and Cindy L. Perkins, Esq. were admitted to practice before the nation's highest court at a motion term held March 26, 2007 at Washington, D.C.

    To be eligible for admission, attorneys must be of high moral and professional character, in good standing with their state bar, and be admitted to the practice of law for at least three years.


LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM PERSONNEL

     Members of the military who have been deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom and their family members can find answers to their legal questions, free of charge, through the New York State Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service. Attorneys affiliated with the Bar Association will provide advice and counsel to members of the armed forces called to active duty and their dependents.

     Attorney S. Scott Perkins, a principal of Perkins and Perkins, has volunteered to participate in the Operation Enduring Freedom emergency assistance program. A former captain in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG), Mr. Perkins was trial counsel with the 50th JAG Detachment (Court Martial Trial Team) and has served as a legal assistance officer at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has also provided pre-mobilization legal assistance to military personnel during the 1991 Gulf War.

     Service members and their families may seek legal assistance by calling toll free
1-800-342-3661.

 

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