Stephen E. Diamond, a long-time native to the Hudson Valley, is a partner at Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP (SDG Law) where he is well known for his dedication to helping local business and individuals with their legal needs as well as his involvement in the community. Steve has been practicing law for 40 years and has built a loyal client base that stay with SDG Law because the services are essential for every stage of their life.
At SDG Law, Steve practices in the areas of wills and estates, including asset protection elder law and Medicaid protection, business formation and transactions, commercial contracts including entity formation, commercial and residential real estate buying and selling, lending and secured transactions. He regularly represents clients with estate planning and estates in Florida.
Mr. Diamond is a sitting Judge in the Town of Union Vale Court. He is past Chairman of, and current legal counsel to, The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, a past member of the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation of Dutchess County, current legal counsel and past Board member of the Chamber Foundation, prior legal counsel and an honoree for the Northern Dutchess NAACP and legal counsel and Board member for the Matt Herring Foundation.
He is a frequent lecturer on the topics of Estate and Retirement planning and Elder Law issues.
Steve received his BS from Marist College, his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is admitted to practice in New York, Florida, and Massachusetts. Steve served 19 years as a volunteer firefighter, rising through the ranks to become the First Assistant Chief of the Arlington Fire District. He traded in his helmet for diapers when his son was born.
Elder & Estate Law:
If you or a loved one is aging, it is possible that you or they will remain healthy and capable of caring for themselves on their own and in the comfort of their own home. It is also very possible that they will not. More and more people are turning to outside care these days when it comes to their elders. If you and your family decide that putting your loved one in a nursing home is the best option, you must be ready for how much it will cost you.
Estate Planning and Probate:
As you and your loved one’s plan for the future, it is crucial that you create and implement an estate plan. From wills and trusts, to powers of attorney and health care directives, an estate plan can help to ensure that your wishes are followed, and your rights are protected.
SDG Law handles a wide range of business matters for both emerging businesses and established companies including business formation, contracts and acquisitions, liquor licenses and buyouts.
Residential and Commercial Real Estate:
From buying and selling residential properties, to developing commercial buildings, we understand the challenges with creating solid contracts. We can help you with: Land use, zoning and development Banking and lending matters Negotiate real estate contracts Deal with title insurance Clear title issues Work with lenders to get conditions cleared for closing Handle short sales Represent buyers of foreclosed properties Represent individuals going through foreclosure.
Banking & Secured Lending:
SDG Law represents a variety of financial institutions and borrowers on a multitude of secured lending projects, including commercial, industrial and institutional real property and machinery and other personal property. We advise financial institutions on regulatory and compliance issues.
Education & Affiliation:
- In the Matter of Regina Adler, Deceased, 175 Misc. 2d 257
(Surrogates Ct. 1997)
- 669 N.Y.S.2nd 154 (NY Ct)
- Guardian ad litem Tsary Program, Dutchess County Bar, 2003–2010
- Estate Planning Basics, NBI, 2006–2023
- Fundamental Probate Practice, NBI, 2006–2023
- Trusts 101, NBI, 2010–2023
Past Employment Positions:
- Gellert & Klein, PC, Attorney, 1984–2009