Richard J. Olson

Richard J. Olson

Partner
Location:
Poughkeepsie, New York
Phone:
845-486-6896
Fax:
845-486-7621
Email:

Municipal Land Use and Environmental:
Representation of both municipal clients and developers to assist in navigating the regulatory maze of approvals through local land use and state environmental regulations.

Residential and Commercial Real Estate:
Representation in all phases of real estate transactions from single family home purchase
through the acquisition and financing of large scale commercial development projects.

Banking and Secured Lending:
Represents banks, credit unions and other lenders in all aspects of residential and commercial lending.

Memberships/Affiliations:

Professional:
Dutchess County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association (Municipal Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section)

Civic:
Member of the Institutional Review Board for Vassar College
Member of the Board of Lutheran Care Network (2000-2017)
Member of the Board of Counselors of the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie (2009-2011)
Member of the Board of Directors of the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie (2011-2016)
Member of the Board of Directors of the New Horizons Foundation (2010-2016)
Former Board Member of Rehab Programs, Inc.
Former Vice President of the Arlington Rowing Association


Rich lives in Pleasant Valley with his wife, Barbara.

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use and Environmental
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • Banking and Secured Lending

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1985

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Seton Hall University
    • B.S., B.A. - 1976

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member of Institutional Review Board for Vassar College
  • Member of the Board of Lutheran Care Network, 2000 - 2017
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the New Horizons Foundation, 2010 - 2016