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Law Offices of Alice K. Berke, P.C.
Alice Berke

930 Madison Avenue
Albany NY 12208
(518) 489-1117

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Law Offices of Alice K. Berke, P.C.

Please Call : 518-489-1117


We have been aggressive advocates for our clients since 1989 and can serve all of your legal needs.  Our uniqueness lies in our AGGRESSIVE pursuit of whatever relief our clients are seeking.  We know the difference between our adversaries and our allies and pride ourselves on the warm relationships we maintain with clients.  All legal consultations are free (except immigration) and confidential by telephone or at our offices.

 

Biographies:

Alice K. Berke, Esq

"Alice is one of the most aggressive and effective attorneys I've ever met.  We had our first face off in a Watervliet courtroom five years ago, and it's one I won't forget.  She is unafraid to request or make any demands for her client and I respect her for that."

David M. Freedman
Assistant District Attorney
and colleague

Alice K. Berke –  Founder of  Alice K. Berke P.C. Alice K. Berke graduated from an accelerated program at St. John's University School of Law in Jamaica, Queens in 1986 and began practicing law at the young age of 22. She worked for the New York City Department of Investigation, investigating and assisting in the prosecution of fraud and corruption in New York City government before discovering her love of private practice. Since 1989 she has owned and operated the Law Offices of Alice K. Berke. Ms. Berke is admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States District Court Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.


Alice K. Berke, Esq. has been the recipient of the following prestigious professional awards and commendations:

*2007 Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, Sterling Education Services, Inc.

*2002 Capital District Business Review "40 Under Forty" Award for making a difference in business and the community

*1994 Albany Council on Business Development "Entrepreneurial Spirit" Award (1st ever) Member

*1991 Cazenovia College "Distinguished Young Alumni" Award for success and accomplishment in a young career

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Berke is a commercial and residential real estate investor and has assisted in the development of barrier-free housing. She is an Advisory Board member of the Capital District Association of Rental Property Owners ("CDARPO"). Her "Alice in Legaland" question and answer column provides legal advice to landlords and is a regular feature in the organization's newsletter. She has also dispensed legal advice under the same name on WGNA and provided legal commentaries on high profile trials for WROW.

Throughout her career, Alice K. Berke has been active in community and civic affairs, serving on the Boards of Directors of health, criminal rehabilitation and real estate organizations; and testifying for legislative committees promoting health care reform. In 1995, she completed the "Citizen's Police Academy" program. Ms. Berke has taught a large variety of legal subjects at colleges and at public and private events, to lay persons, undergraduates, graduate students and attorneys.  She has also received a number of selected judicial appointments to act on behalf of Judges.

As a licensed Fresh Air Fund, and Albany County Foster and Adoptive Parent, Ms. Berke has experienced the Family Court as a litigant as well as an attorney.  Alice spends her free time enjoying activities with her two young children and writing poetry.  In the year 2000, she won second place in "The Haiku Challenge" a national poetry contest sponsored by Pacific Echo champagne.  The Judges included Michael Stipe of the REM musical group.  The three line poem was written when her infant son laughed his first laugh:

joy of your laughter
echoes through me all day long
like champagne showers
.

Kyle E. Mesiti

This first rate legal assistant splits the forty hour work week.  She has a great deal of experience in the intake of new clients, traffic matters, and the maintenance of the existing files. 

Kyle serve as effective liaisons between us and our clients.  Upon entering our office, her face will most likely be the first friendly face you see.  If you have a scheduled appointment, your arrival will be announced to the appropriate attorney.  If not, you will be assisted in making one.  In the meantime, you will almost certainly find you have something in common with Kyle who is deeply rooted in and connected to the Capital District.

Of Counsel to Us

Sidney W. Berke, Esq., Of Counsel, Retired Director of Administration Adjudication for the Department of Motor Vehicles Of New York State

Joseph L. Kay, Esq., Of Counsel, for trust, estate and probate issues

Andrew J. Salem, PhD, Consultant, for science, chemical and technology issues

Please Call : 518-489-1117


IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY
WHO IS COMPETENT,
TRUSTWORTHY AND AFFORDABLE!



LET US HELP TIP
THE SCALES
IN YOUR FAVOR!

Please Call : 518-489-1117

Biographies

 

Alice K. Berke, Esq

"Alice is one of the most aggressive and effective attorneys I've ever met.  We had our first face off in a Watervliet courtroom five years ago, and it's one I won't forget.  She is unafraid to request or make any demands for her client and I respect her for that."

David M. Freedman
Assistant District Attorney
and colleague

Alice K. Berke –  Founder of  Alice K. Berke P.C. Alice K. Berke graduated from an accelerated program at St. John's University School of Law in Jamaica, Queens in 1986 and began practicing law at the young age of 22. She worked for the New York City Department of Investigation, investigating and assisting in the prosecution of fraud and corruption in New York City government before discovering her love of private practice. Since 1989 she has owned and operated the Law Offices of Alice K. Berke. Ms. Berke is admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States District Court Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.


Alice K. Berke, Esq. has been the recipient of the following prestigious professional awards and commendations:

*2007 Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, Sterling Education Services, Inc.

*2002 Capital District Business Review "40 Under Forty" Award for making a difference in business and the community

*1994 Albany Council on Business Development "Entrepreneurial Spirit" Award (1st ever) Member

*1991 Cazenovia College "Distinguished Young Alumni" Award for success and accomplishment in a young career

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Berke is a commercial and residential real estate investor and has assisted in the development of barrier-free housing. She is an Advisory Board member of the Capital District Association of Rental Property Owners ("CDARPO"). Her "Alice in Legaland" question and answer column provides legal advice to landlords and is a regular feature in the organization's newsletter. She has also dispensed legal advice under the same name on WGNA and provided legal commentaries on high profile trials for WROW.

Throughout her career, Alice K. Berke has been active in community and civic affairs, serving on the Boards of Directors of health, criminal rehabilitation and real estate organizations; and testifying for legislative committees promoting health care reform. In 1995, she completed the "Citizen's Police Academy" program. Ms. Berke has taught a large variety of legal subjects at colleges and at public and private events, to lay persons, undergraduates, graduate students and attorneys.  She has also received a number of selected judicial appointments to act on behalf of Judges.

As a licensed Fresh Air Fund, and Albany County Foster and Adoptive Parent, Ms. Berke has experienced the Family Court as a litigant as well as an attorney.  Alice spends her free time enjoying activities with her two young children and writing poetry.  In the year 2000, she won second place in "The Haiku Challenge" a national poetry contest sponsored by Pacific Echo champagne.  The Judges included Michael Stipe of the REM musical group.  The three line poem was written when her infant son laughed his first laugh:

joy of your laughter
echoes through me all day long
like champagne showers
.

Kyle E. Mesiti

This first rate legal assistant splits the forty hour work week.  She has a great deal of experience in the intake of new clients, traffic matters, and the maintenance of the existing files. 

Kyle serve as effective liaisons between us and our clients.  Upon entering our office, her face will most likely be the first friendly face you see.  If you have a scheduled appointment, your arrival will be announced to the appropriate attorney.  If not, you will be assisted in making one.  In the meantime, you will almost certainly find you have something in common with Kyle who is deeply rooted in and connected to the Capital District.

Of Counsel to Us

Sidney W. Berke, Esq., Of Counsel, Retired Director of Administration Adjudication for the Department of Motor Vehicles Of New York State

Joseph L. Kay, Esq., Of Counsel, for trust, estate and probate issues

Andrew J. Salem, PhD, Consultant, for science, chemical and technology issues

Please Call : 518-489-1117


IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY
WHO IS COMPETENT,
TRUSTWORTHY AND AFFORDABLE!



LET US HELP TIP
THE SCALES
IN YOUR FAVOR!

Please Call : 518-489-1117

About Us

 

The Law Offices of Alice K. Berke was founded in 1989 to combine aggressive legal representation with a warm, personable atmosphere for clients. The firm consists of its founder, Alice K. Berke, who has been in practice since 1986. The Law Offices also maintain an established Internship program with most of the local Colleges and Universities that has provided valuable experience and training to over 100 prospective attorneys.

The firm engages in the practice of civil and criminal litigation in the Federal, State and Local court systems. Our standard of excellence is broader than that of other practices, as it encompasses excellence in business as well as excellence in the profession, i.e. superior customer service, problem solving skills and honest self promotion. The Law Offices of Alice K. Berke prides itself on the large number of clients who return to consult with us on a wide variety of matters and the many new clients that result from referrals from our many satisfied clients.

Cuddly office dog at the Law Office of Alice K. BerkeSince people who need legal advice are often intimidated by the formality of law offices, we made sure to create a comfortable environment. Our attorneys and offices project a down-to-earth straightforward image, even down to the occasional presence of a cuddly office dog. Visitors pass by an eye-level bulletin board containing photographs of us engaged in leisure activities. Our clients disclose the intimate details of their personal and financial lives to us. They should feel they know us too. Most lawyers have lost this "human touch". Really knowing our clients leads to more effective representation.

We spend a significant amount of time bringing law to the community because legal empowerment starts with education. You may see us at a mall exhibit, school career fair, senior citizen center or college classroom donating our time to providing the public a better understanding of the law. We extend this commitment to our clients, making sure they understand the process so they can make intelligent strategy decisions. You should never be kept in the dark by an attorney who does not keep you apprised of developments in your case.

Our attorneys love practicing and studying law and all of its nuances, and automatically convey this enthusiasm to Judges, clients, students, staff and colleagues. You can hear it in their voices and see it in their faces. Loving what we do - helping people - makes us more sensitive to our clients' needs, and ultimately, more successful in the courtroom.





KNOW US BEFORE YOU NEED US . . .
IT'S MORE COST EFFECTIVE TO SEEK LEGAL
REPRESENTATION EARLY!

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Contact Us:

Telephone: (518) 489-1117
After hour emergencies: (518) 435-0307
Fax: (518) 446-1798
Email: akberke@nycap.rr.com

Offices:
930 Madison Ave.
Albany, New York 12208
(off-street parking available)


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