Arthur L. Gellert

I enjoy what I do. The challenges of each client are different. All are of primary importance to them, and I treat each problem as if it were my own.

 

Mostly, I love interacting with people. In many instances the clients I’ve served, and the attorneys with whom I’ve dealt, have become great friends.

 

I was taught that law is a special calling. The best lawyers always strive to represent their clients ethically and with skill regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or income status. It’s a standard I keep sacred.

“I treat each problem as if it were my own.”

ARTHUR L. GELLERT was born and raised in Poughkeepsie. He graduated from Union College and received his Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School of Union University. Mr. Gellert’s practice is concentrated in commercial transactions, including real estate and banking, as well as estate planning and trust and estate administration and advising professional practices. He is a senior counsel to the law firm of Teahan & Constantino, LLP with offices in Poughkeepsie and Millbrook, New York.

 

At present, Mr. Gellert serves the State of New York as a member of the Taconic State Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission serving Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

 

Mr. Gellert has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of Bankers Trust Company of the Hudson Valley, N.A. and Barclays Bank of New York, N.A., as a member of the Examining Committee and chairman of the Trust Audit Committee.

 

Mr. Gellert is a past-president of the Dutchess County Bar Association. He was the recipient of the first Distinguished Contribution Award by the Dutchess County Bar Association (2006).

 

He has served the profession and the community as Chair of the Board of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, the Special Committee of the New York State Bar Association on Procedures for Judicial Discipline, Chair of the Dutchess County Bar Association Grievance Committee, as a member of the Ninth Judicial District Committee on Character and Fitness, and a member of the Ninth Judicial District Grievance Committee. He is a former member of the House of Delegates and Nominating Committee of the New York State Bar Association, Director of the Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce, the Dutchess Community College Association,  the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Treasurer of the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Chair of the Lawyers Division of the United Way, member of the Board of the Hudson Valley Stadium Corporation, member of the Advisory Board of SCORE and commissioner of the State Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission.

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