Barbara Markessinis

Barbara Markessinis

Barbara Markessinis, Esq.
  • Collections, Estate Planning, Family Law ...
  • Massachusetts, New York
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Biography

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...

Practice Areas
    Collections
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Elder Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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.
Education
Albany Law School
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Justinian Honors Society Cameron-Danaher Prize
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Wheaton College
B.A. | bio/chem
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Honors: Wheaton Alumnae Scholar, National Honor's Society
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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
Berkshire County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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MA Bar
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 2418655
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Barbara Markessinis, Esq.
PO Box 1102
Hancock, MA 01237
Telephone: (413) 446-9277
Fax: (866) 810-7528
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: 10 AM - 12 PM
Sunday: Closed