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Attorney Paul Banner

Hudson Valley native Paul L. Banner graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1970 before attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Emory College where he received his B.A. degree in 1974.

After graduating from Union University (Albany Law School) with a J.D. degree in 1977, he was admitted to practice in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Department and in the Federal Courts of the Southern and Northern Districts of New York in 1978.

Presently a partner in the law firm of Banner & Banner, his practice concentrates in commercial and bankruptcy law.

Served on the staff of State Senator
Jay P. Rolison, Jr. as Liaison
with local governments from
1978 through 1986

Hearing Officer for N.Y.S. Board
of Equalization & Assessment
since 1985

Adjunct Lecturer at
Dutchess Community College
from 1986-1987

Family Court Law Guardian
Panel Member since 1983

Member of Chapter 7 Trustee Panel,
Southern and Northern Districts
of New York since July 1991

Certified Mediator for the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
Southern District of New York

Past President of the
Mid-Hudson Bankruptcy Bar

Past President of the
Dutchess County Bar Association

Past Secretary of
Dutchess County Bar Association
and the Editor of The Advocate

Past Elected Delegate from
9th Judicial District to the
House of Delegates (1995),
New York State Bar Association

National Association of
Bankruptcy Trustees

Dutchess County Bar Association
Pro Bono Program



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For New Yorkers seeking the best opportunity for solutions to financial problems, home foreclosure, overwhelming secured debt relief, Bankruptcy Lawyer Poughkeepsie NY Attorney Paul Banner of the law firm of Banner and Banner provides high quality legal services offering help to New York's Mid-Hudson Valley Dutchess Ulster Kingston Orange Newburgh area residents for cases involving money troubles, debt repayment, creditor harassment, business failure, insolvency, Filing Chapter 7, 11, 13, high income earners’ means test, and how to keep your home and car; as well as cases of personal injury, wills and estate planning; real estate; plus criminal defense including vehicle and traffic tickets; driving while intoxicated, DWI, driving under the influence, DUI, OUI, DWAI and OWI offenses; domestic violence; computer crimes; and identity theft; to major felonies such as sex offenses; drug offenses; robberies; burglaries; weapons possession cases; and murders: call 845-463-1200.

Other pertinent keywords: Purchase and Sale of Businesses, Personal Property Security, Collections, Builder's Liens, Shareholder Agreements, Bankruptcy Trustee, Petitions and Discharge, Personal Debts, Liquidation, Business Reorganization, Reaffirming a Debt, personal possessions, exemptions, automatic stay, redemption, alimony, child support, consumer debt, conversion, credit counselling, deficiency judgment dismissal, equity, exemptions, expenses, hardship discharge, hiding assets, judicial liens, lien avoidance, lien stripping, Liquidation Test, luxury expenses, mortgage modification, non-consumer debt, Nondischargeble, Projected disposable income, proof of claim, retirement income, secured debt, social security, special circumstances, student loans, support of family members, surrender, taxes, Tenancy by Entirety, totality of circumstances, unemployment compensation, valuation, vehicle allowance

The firm serves clients from New York including Mid-Hudson region Dutchess County cities, towns and villages of Amenia, Annandale, Arlington, Bangall, Barrytown, Beacon, Beekman, Billings, Castle Point, Chelsea, Clinton Corners, Dover Plains, East Fishkill, Fishkill, Glenham, Holmes, Hopewell Junction, Hughsonville, Hyde Park, LaGrange, Milan, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Poughquag, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff, Salt Point, Staatsburg, Stanford, Stanfordville, Stormville, Tivoli, Union Vale, Verbank, Wappinger Falls, Washington, Wassaic, Wingdale; from Orange County cities, towns and villages of Arden, Bellvale, Blooming Grove, Bullville, Campbell Hall, Central Valley, Chester, Circleville, Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Cuddebackville, Florida, Fort Montgomery, Godeffroy, Goshen, Greenwood Lake, Harriman, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, Howells, Huguenot, Johnson, Maybrook, Middle Hope, Middletown, Monroe, Montgomery, Mountainville, New Hampton, New Milford, New Windsor, Newburgh, Otisville, Pine Bush, Pine Island, Rock Tavern, Salisbury Mills, Scotchtown, Slate Hill, Southfields, Sparrow Bush, Sterling Forest, Sugar Loaf, Thompson Ridge, Tuxedo Park, Unionville, Vails Gate, Walden, Warwick, Washingtonville, West Point, Westtown; from Ulster County cities, towns and villages of Accord, Bearsville, Big Indian, Bloomington, Boiceville, Chichester, Clintondale, Connelly, Cottekill, Cragsmoor, Denning, Ellenville, Esopus, Gardiner, Glasco, Glenford, Greenfield Park, High Falls, Highland, Highmount, Hurley, Kerhonkson, Kingston, Lake Hill, Lake Katrine, Lloyd, Marbletown, Marlboro, Milton, Modena, Mount Marion, Mount Tremper, Napanoch, New Paltz, Olive Bridge, Phoenicia, Pine Hill, Plattekill, Port Ewen, Rifton, Rochester, Rosendale, Ruby, Saugerties, Shandaken, Shokan, Spring Glen, Stone Ridge, Tillson, Ulster Park, Walker Valley, Warwarsing, West Camp, West Hurley, West Park, West Shokan, Willow, Woodstock; and from neighboring counties of Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, Columbia, Greene, Sullivan, Albany, Fairfield, Nassau, Suffolk, New York, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Bronx and beyond.

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