Cappillino & Rothschild LLP

Attorneys at Law

Cappillino & Rothschild LLP is a general practice law firm located in Dutchess County, New York, with offices in Pawling and Poughkeepsie. We have been serving our clients continuously since 1977. The lawyers and staff of Cappillino & Rothschild are committed to serving our clients legal needs promptly and efficiently.  We pride ourselves in finding practical solutions to the legal problems facing our clients by combining our legal expertise with good business sense.  Client satisfaction is the linchpin of our practice.

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Mr. Cappillino is a distinguished member of the Dutchess County Bar. His experience ranges from handling development matters before municipal boards to estate planning and municipal bond issuances.   He has advised real estate developers on a number of large scale projects.  Mr. Cappillino has also handled complex litigation from commencement through the appeals process. 

Mr. Cappillino is a former Chief Assistant County Attorney for Dutchess County, New York and a former Town Attorney for the Town of Hyde Park, New York. He now serves as counsel to the Dutchess County Industrial Development Agency, the Dutchess County Local Development Corporation, the Pawling Joint Fire District, and the Town of Clinton, New York.

Practice Areas

  • Real Property Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Municipal Law
  • Planning and Zoning Law and Litigation

Admitted

  • 1977, New York, US District Court, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York, and U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Marist College (B.A. 1973) cum laude
  • Albany Law School of Union University (J.D. 1976)

Professional Activities and Associations

  • President, Young Lawyers Section, Dutchess County Bar Association, 1979-1980
  • Member: Dutchess County (Chairman, Grievance Committee 1998 - 2011)
  • New York State (Member, Sections on: Municipal Law, Real Property Law, Trusts and Estates and General Practice)
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

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