“I am truly honored to be recognized by such a well-revered organization within the law community,” said Roberts. “I’ve enjoyed my years of service to the Dutchess County community and hope I have brought many legal solutions and resolutions to my clients over these past years.”
Over the course of his illustrious 50-year law career, Albert has exemplified the Dutchess County Bar Association’s mission, which is, “To improve the quality and accessibility of justice, promote respect for and understanding of the law, enhance professional growth, fulfillment, excellence, collegiality and diversity among its members, serve as a voice of the profession and to assist in the betterment of the life of the community.”
Albert’s emphasis in his practice of law has been zoning and land use, environmental law, municipal law, general business, corporate matters, small business organization, commercial and residential real estate development, as well as estate and probate matters. Although he is retired, Albert remains active within Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP, servicing select clients, and is a friend and mentor to every member of SDG. As such, he has provided assistance on various legal matters in the Town of Hyde Park and the Village of Wappingers Falls, as well as the Joint Landfill located at the Dutchess County Airport.
Albert’s considerable clients list has included municipal clients such as the Wappinger Central School District, the New Paltz Central School District, the Town of Dover, the Town of Union Vale, and the Village of Fishkill. In the private sector, Albert has worked on diverse commercial projects such as the original Walbaum’s Shopping Center, which is now Hannaford, and the Fishkill Shoprite which required an annexation of property to the Village of Fishkill. His legal expertise also proved imperative in the complex negotiations and agreements with the Village of Fishkill and the Town of Fishkill for water and sewer facilities for the Foam & Wash Facility on Route 9 in Fishkill. Albert negotiated complicated and multifaceted projects for the Shoprite Plaza in Middletown, and the two plazas in front of The Galleria (currently the site of Dollar General), and the current site of the Wells Fargo Bank.
Albert graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston in 1970 with a Juris Doctor degree. He was admitted to practice before the Bar in New York State in February 1971.