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Charles Oliver Wolff

Charles Oliver Wolff

Country lawyer serving the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes regions of New York.
  • Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Divorce ...
  • New York
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Biography

I am a 60-year veteran of the music industry and more recently designed and built special effects for Hollywood films. My earlier academic background is in Andean anthropology, and I graduated summa cum laude from the University Of New Mexico in 1989, with a special focus on linguistic anthropology, archaeology, and population genetics. After obtaining my Master's Degree in the same field from Cornell University in 1992, I began my work in the feature film industry, later enrolling in the Syracuse University College Of Law where I earned my Juris Doctor and began practicing law.

As the quintessential country lawyer, I work from home and make house calls when necessary, passing along savings from a low operating overhead to my clientele.

I am willing to meet clients evenings and weekends by appointment in order to accommodate working people. Once a client relationship is established, we can teleconference by Zoom or Google Meet at your request and convenience.

A 15-minute no-cost initial consultation will help us decide if I am the right attorney for you, and if not, I may be able to point you in a better direction.

Education
Syracuse University College
J.D (2004) | Law
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Cornell University
M.A | Anthropology/Archaeology/Linguistics
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Honors: B.A. summa cum laude University of New Mexico 1989
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University of New Mexico
B.A | Anthropology/Linguistics
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Honors: summa cum laude with distinction
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Awards
Empire State Counsel
New York State Bar Association
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 4292470
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed fees on certain matters.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    DUI & DWI
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Languages
  • Aymara: Written
  • Quechua: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Using eTrack to check status of uncontested divorce the case detail shows NOI filed w/o date. What does this mean?
A: It should have been dated by the clerk upon reception. Do you have a time-stamped copy? If not, why not? Contact the county clerk's office and ask for clarification.
Q. What will consequence if lease don't renewal?
A: It depends. Does your old lease have a termination clause? Does it state the your tenancy reverts to a periodic term, such as month to month? If your landlord continues to accept rent from you, the general rule is that it is considered a month-to month, but your do lose the protection that a lease provides, meaning that you can be evicted with proper notice and procedure. If you do not pay rent you become a "holdover tenant" and can be evicted by a "non-payment summary proceeding". Send them your rent check and see what happens. If they return it uncashed, start looking for a new place to live.
Q. Copyright laws in NY- replicating photos in paintings
A: For personal use, not an issue, but if they are displayed publicly, like in a product label, periodical or on a website, there are potential problems, especially if the photo contains the likeness of a person without their permission. It gets tricky. Why not take some phots yourself. thereby giving them implied permission? If you photograph a person, be sure to tell them what it's for and ask for their permission to use it BEFORE you snap the shutter!
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6214 Podunk Rd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Telephone: (607) 592-4585
Telephone: (607) 592-4585