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 more than 30 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, business formation and transactions, commercial and residential real estate buying and selling, lending and secured transactions. Steve is currently legal counsel and an honoree for the Northern Dutchess NAACP and legal counsel for the Matt Herring Foundation.
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, Legal counsel for Chamber Foundation and a frequent lecturer on the topics of Estate and Retirement planning and Elder Law issues.
Steve received his BA from Marist College, his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida. He is admitted to practice in New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Steve returned to Dutchess county to work for 19 years as a fire fighter, rising through the ranks to become the First Assistant Chief of the Arlington Fire District.
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.
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.
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.
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, 2006–2011
- Fundamental Probate Practice, NBI, 2006–2011
- Trusts 101, NBI, 2010–2011
- Gellert & Klein, PC, Attorney, 1984–2009