Dolgetta Law, PLLC

Edward I. Sumber, Esq.

Of Counsel


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Edward I. Sumber, was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York in 1969 and is also a Certified Public Accountant. He was affiliated with the international public accounting firm of KMG Main-Hurdman. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School where he was Senior Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College. He is Past President of the Putnam County Bar Association, a lecturer on real estate at the School of Real Estate of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS, Inc. He has been active in various community organizations including the Rotary Club of Carmel which he joined in 1974.

Ed has authored over two hundred seventy five articles for various periodicals on the subject of Real Estate Law, Legal Ethics, and Tax Law. He has also lectured widely on the subject of Real Estate Brokerage, Anti-Trust Law, Tax Law and Estate Planning.

He is a former member of and a past Chairman of the Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District which supervises the disciplining of attorneys in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange Counties.

Ed is the past Chairman of the Board of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation. He has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell with its highest AV rating. He is one of a handful of attorneys in Putnam County to hold this distinction which indicates that in the opinion of the attorneys practicing in the area, his work product is superior to excellent and that he maintains the highest ethical standards.

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Current Employment Position(s):

Of Counsel


Areas Of Practice:

Banking & Finance Law
Business & Commercial Law
Business & Trade
Closely Held Businesses
Commercial Real Estate
Corporate Taxation
Estate & Gift Taxation
Estate Administration
Estate Planning
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Limited Liability Companies
Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
Powers of Attorney and Appointment
Probate & Estate Administration
Real Estate Law
Residential Real Estate
Trade Associations



Certified Public Accountant, N.Y. State, 1969


Bar Admissions:

New York, 1969; New York State and Federal Courts; Supreme Court of the United States.



Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York J.D.
Honors: With Honors
Law Review: Senior Editor, Brooklyn Law Review, 1967 - 1969

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1964 B.S.
Major: Accounting


Published Works:

Numerous Articles in Real Estate Journals and Legal Publications on Real Estate Law, Corporate and Tax Law and Estate Planning (in excess of 275 Published Articles)


Representative Clients:

Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Better Homes and Gardens Realty



Richard K. Haggerty, Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors


Classes/Seminars Taught:

Legal Ethics, Appellate Division. First Judicial Dept., State of NY; Bar Associations and Title Companies, 1998 - present
Corporate Taxation, PLI
Real Estate Law for Attorneys and Brokers, Lorman Seminars, NBI and others


Honors and Awards:

Putnam County Rotarian of the Year, 1981
Carmel Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year, 2004
Carmel Rotary Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007
Past President's Award- Putnam County Bar Association


Professional Associations and Memberships:

Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District, 1987 - 1995

Putnam County Economic Development Corp, 1995-2001


Pro Bono Activities:

Counsel to Churches, Synagogues, & Community Organizations, 1975 - Present
Pro Bono Law Guardian-Family Court System-Putnam County , 1981 - 1989


Birth Information:

1942, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America