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Kevin Abessi

Kevin Abessi

Abessi Law
  • Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning ...
  • New York
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Kevin Abessi is a heavily credentialed attorney with a background that is tailored to handle the challenges of family and business. As a client-facing professional with deep academic and professional exposures to finance and investment, Kevin and Abessi Law are well-equipped to handle the sort of financial and business matters that are often at play with matters pertaining to divorce, spousal/child support, contract negotiation, estate planning, and so much more. Abessi Law understands that facilitating legal services is about more than just lawyering, which is why it endeavors to be just as well known for the accessibility, fairness, integrity, and friendliness that it provides its clients. Contact the Firm for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation, and we'll see if Abessi Law is right partner for your needs.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Intellectual Property
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
  • Free Consultation
    One free consultation per matter.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Payment due within 15 days.
  • Contingent Fees
    For areas in which contingent fees are the traditional arrangement.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    The Firm is determined to provide the best value possible with quality services at below-market fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5774575
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Abessi Law
- Current
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Abessi LLC
Union College
B.A. | English, Economics
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Albany Law School
J.D. | Business, Tax, Family, Estate, Torts, Civil Procedure, Criminal
Honors: cum laude
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Vanderbilt University
MBA | Business; Corporate Finance; Investment Management
Honors: Graduated with honor class rank
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
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Albany County Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Lawyer Referral Service - Participant.
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Financial Risk Manager
Global Association of Risk Professionals
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
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7 Questions Answered

Q. I am being pushed out of my home in the midst of covid and need to know my rights. I need legal assistance.
A: Hi. Much, if not the entirety of this matter may have to do with the terms of that agreement. Other than that, existing law may afford tenants some rights and protections against landlords under certain circumstances. An attorney cannot properly answer this question, however, without reading the agreement with your ex and getting more background on your situation.
Q. Hello. I live in NYC and am separated, not legally separated, from my wife for about 2 1/2 years.
A: Here's one of the places you can begin your search: In addition, law schools have law clinics that may take divorce clients. Ultimately, though, if you're working and earning a livable income, these places will probably turn you down, as they typically save their resources for the truly indigent. From your angle, you may conclude that you can't afford your attorney, and in all fairness, I know roughly nothing about your finances. But you mentioned that you have retirement accounts; those monies can factor into the extent to which you receive free legal aid. If you and your wife are cordial enough with each other, then may you can go the uncontested divorce route. A lawyer may be able to handle both your uncontested process and the drafting of a settlement agreement for a few thousand, or perhaps even a bit less than that. However, I obviously cannot make such a guarantee.
Q. I have questions regarding securities and exchange commission laws.
A: Given the facts at hand, you appear to be on the right track. A seminal case is Lowe v. SEC, 472 U.S. 181 (1985), which essentially declared that an exclusion from the definition of investment adviser is available to any publisher of a newsletter as long as remains entirely impersonal and does not develop the kind of one-on-one fiduciary relationship that is characteristic of an investment adviser-client relationship. This has been show to apply to digital properties, too. Please note that this area is more involved than the holding in Lowe, and lawyers would need more facts pertaining to your situation in order to more confidently draw a conclusion. However, with what I know, you seem well-positioned for the exclusion, meaning you wouldn't need to register as an investment adviser. One caveat: one should also check with the laws of one's state in addition to federal law.
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Contact & Map
Abessi Law
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Telephone: (518) 516-5300
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: The Firm may be available outside stated business hours. Any messages left with the office will be promptly returned.