Barbara Markessinis

Barbara Markessinis

Barbara Markessinis, Esq.
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Collections...
  • Massachusetts, New York
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Summary

I started out studying biochemistry but after a year on the morgue collecting tissue samples and doing autopsies I decided to go in a different direction which, was computer programmer/analyst. Then I finally bit the bullet and went to law school. After working in firms and for the NYS Attorney General, I opened up my own practice in 2006 in the Berkshires. This has been the biggest and most rewarding challenge of my life. Most notably, I once appeared in front of Judge Judy Scheindlin in Manhattan Family Court. What a long strange trip it's been...

Education
Albany Law School
J.D. / Law
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Honors: Justinian Honors Society Cameron-Danaher Prize
Wheaton College
B.A. / bio/chem
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Honors: Wheaton Alumnae Scholar, National Honor's Society
Professional Experience
Solo Practitioner
Barbara Markessinis, Esq.
- Current
General practice including business transactions, collections, children and family Law, estate planning, general litigation, probate and real estate.
Senior Attorney
New York State Attorney General's Office
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Office of the Attorney General - Certify real property titles and prepare closing papers for acquisitions and appropriations including municipal bond projects. Prepare Attorney General Reports and Opinions on matters concerning public lands. Division for Youth - Prepare pleadings and motion papers for general civil litigation. Prepare same for and appear in family court extension of placement hearings. Prepare closing papers for acquisitions and appropriations including municipal bond projects.
Awards
Justinian Honors Society
Albany Law School
Award for high academic honors
Cameron-Danaher Prize
Albany Law School
Award for highest GPA in NY Civil Procedure
Wheaton Alumnae Scholar
Wheaton College
Award for high academic honors
Professional Associations
Member
Berkshire County Bar Association
- Current
Member
MA Bar
- Current
Member
New York State Bar # 2418655
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
New York
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Contact & Map
Barbara Markessinis, Esq.
PO Box 2028
Pittsfield, MA 01202
USA
Telephone: (413) 446-9277