About the Firm

Sciocchetti & Abbott PLLC is a full service real estate and commercial transaction law firm located in Albany, New York.

Sciocchetti & Abbott, PLLC, has been providing real estate services to clients in the New York Greater Capital Region and Tech Valley area for over 30 years.

Our firm’s practice is limited to real estate and commercial transactional law. The commitment, concentration and focus of our effort in one area of the law is fundamental to the success and results that we provide to our clients. We are the law firm that all real estate professionals recommend.

Our Attorneys

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers in the Upstate New York area.

Paul V. Sciocchetti, Esq.

Paul V. Sciocchetti is a principal of the Albany, NY real estate law firm.  He practices in the area of Real Estate, Business and Commercial Transactional Law and Land Development.  He represents numerous builders, developers and lenders, as well as handling thousands of transactions for purchasers and sellers, both commercial and residential.

Marnie M. Abbott, Esq.

Marnie M. Abbott is a principal of the Latham, NY real estate law firm. She specializes in all areas of real estate law.  She represents purchasers, sellers, builders, lenders, and title companies.  Ms. Abbott is best known for her thorough, “leave no stone-unturned” approach to her real estate transactions.

Lisa Newkirk, Esq.

Lisa T. Newkirk is an associate attorney at Sciocchetti and Abbott, PLLC. Ms. Newkirk concentrates her practice in residential and commercial real estate.

Kenneth M. Schwartz, Esq.

“For an attorney, the client’s interest is paramount. That being said, an attorney must have the confidence and fortitude to advise his or her client that the course of action desired by the client may not be in their best legal or economic interest.”

Kenneth M. Schwartz is a senior attorney at Sciocchetti & Abbott, PLLC. He practices in the areas of real estate law, both residential and commercial; landlord/tenant law, representing landlords; wills and estates; business creation of corporations and limited liability companies; and title insurance matters.

Paul V. Sciocchetti, Esq.

Paul V. Sciocchetti is a principal of the Albany, NY real estate law firm.  He practices in the area of Real Estate, Business and Commercial Transactional Law and Land Development.  He represents numerous builders, developers and lenders, as well as handling thousands of transactions for purchasers and sellers, both commercial and residential.

Marnie

Marnie M. Abbott, Esq.

Marnie M. Abbott is a principal of the Latham, NY real estate law firm. She specializes in all areas of real estate law.  She represents purchasers, sellers, builders, lenders, and title companies.  Ms. Abbott is best known for her thorough, “leave no stone-unturned” approach to her real estate transactions.

Lisa

Lisa Newkirk, Esq.

Lisa T. Newkirk is an associate attorney at Sciocchetti and Abbott, PLLC. Ms. Newkirk concentrates her practice in residential and commercial real estate.

Meet the rest of our team!

Jill Arnold

Jill Arnold

Office Manager

Becca Barringer

Becca Barringer

Paralegal

Darcy Bassett

Darcy Bassett

Paralegal

Karen Bielinski

Karen Bielinski

Paralegal/Title Examiner

Jacob Koch

Jacob Koch

Law Clerk

Mary Lanthier

Mary Lanthier

Legal Assistant

Ali Sa

Ali Sa

Paralegal

Chris Semerad

Christopher Semerad

Paralegal/Title Examiner

Melissa Torres

Melissa Torres

Paralegal

Testimonials

 “Whenever they are involved in my transactions, I am always confident that Sciocchetti & Abbott will handle the closing effectively, no matter how tough the deal is. Paul Sciocchetti has worked miracles on deals I never thought would happen.”

TONY SABATINO, Associate Broker; Realty USA; Commercial Broker of the Year in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008; President’s Council 10+ years.

“In order to run a real estate company that handles over a hundred million dollars in transactions a year, it is very important to have a closing attorney that is responsive, operates efficiently and communicates effectively. The staff at Sciocchetti & Abbott returns all phone calls promptly, and provides my clients with exceptional service.”

ANTHONY M. GUCCIARDO, President & CEO Gucciardo Real Estate Group; Top Upstate New York Sales Agent seven consecutive years; Capital Region Top 100 Real Estate Agent.

“I cannot stress enough the importance of having a quality real estate attorney working for you on your transaction.  That is why Sciocchetti & Abbott is the firm I refer to all my clients, WITHOUT HESITATION!!!”

STEVEN J. SBARDELLA, Broker/ Owner 518 Realty; National Association of Realtors “30 under 30” national award recipient; Chairman’s Club award recipient; Capital Region Top 100 Real Estate Agent. 

“I have worked with many closing agents from Maine to Miami.  The Sciocchetti & Abbott firm always does an outstanding job, and continues to raise customer satisfaction ratings to unprecedented levels.”

JOHN PALMIOTTO, Tri-State Divisional President for Homebridge Financial Services.

“We are SOLD on Sciocchetti & Abbott. They are definitely at the top of our referral list.”

LORRAINE THORNE, The Thorne Team, CRS, Associate Broker; Keller Williams Realty Capital District; Capital Region Top 100 Real Estate Agent.

“The Law Office of Sciocchetti & Abbott, PLLC is by far the most exceptional real estate law firm that I have had the pleasure of working with. The professionalism is by far second to none and I have referred my clients to Sciocchetti & Abbott for many years. The staff is very friendly, efficient and dedicated, and in many cases they have gone above and beyond their normal requirements to accommodate all parties throughout the closing process. I encourage anyone in the real estate industry or personally going through a real estate transaction to work with Sciocchetti & Abbott. They’re simply the best!”

MELISSA WOODCOCK, Broker/Owner Staged Nest Realty; Capital Region Top 100 Real Estate Agent.

“In the years that we have been in the housing business, from land development, new residential construction and sales, we have had our share of encounters with many of the Capital District Attorney’s and their staff. It is the firm’s enthusiasm, ambition, dedication and overall professional demeanor that makes Sciocchetti & Abbott PLLC and their staff superior to the rest. “

JOSEPH J. BORDEAU, Bordeau Builders, Perennial CRBA Parade of Homes Award Winner; 30+ years in the business.

“Investors from around the Country always ask me what type of attorney they should choose for their power team. I tell them to choose someone who deals primarily with real estate, offers professionalism, quick closings and cares about you, the client. I am fortunate to have Sciocchetti & Abbott on my team. Without hesitation, they are number one in client service.”

JAMES AVIZA, Nationally Renowned Tigrent Real Estate – Instructor; NYS Real Estate Broker; Northeast Management Realty.

“For almost 30 years, I have been fortunate to have Sciocchetti & Abbott handle all of my legal transactions. With Sciocchetti & Abbott, you can expect professional and courteous assistance with any aspect of today’s complicated real estate matters.”

ZELINDO F. VISCUSI, Viscusi Builders, Ltd. and Signature Custom Homes, Award Winning Premier Custom Home Builder.

Contact Us

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  • 12 Century Hill Drive, Latham, NY 12110
  • (518) 867-3001
  • (518) 867-3017 fax
  • info@theclosersny.com