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.
PETER V. COFFEY is Senior Counsel at Sciocchetti & Abbott, PLLC. Upon graduation from Albany Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, Mr. Coffey served as confidential law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Robert O. Brink. Mr. Coffey is a member of the Schenectady County Bar Association and served as its President. He also received the Lawyer of the Year honors from that Association. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and has served in several capacities: as a member of its House of Delegates continuously with the exception of one-year gaps every four years since 1989; on its Executive Committee as Vice President from the Fourth District; as a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Section of the New York State Bar Association continuously since 1987 and as past-Chair of the Section and is a recipient of the Section’s Professional Award; as Chair of the Bar Association’s Committee to Review Judicial Nominations; as member of the Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (COSAC); on its Nominating Committee for many years; on its Committee on Professional Discipline and its Committee on Attorney Professionalism;
He is a recipient of the Association’s Professionalism Award and of the Bar Association’s President’s Pro Bono Service Attorney Award. He is a Life Fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation — MaryAnn Saccomando Freedman Circle.
He is a Member of the American Bar Association and a Sustaining Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a Member of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association.
Mr. Coffey has authored numerous articles on various legal topics concentrating in the areas of Real Property and Ethics and is also a frequent lecturer on these topics. He is the Editor of “Attorney Escrow Accounts – Rules, Regulations and Related Topics” – N. Y. S. Bar Association 2001, 4 th Ed. 2014. He is past President of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and a recipient of its 2007 Law Day Award.
Mr. Coffey was the attorney for the successful litigant in the Court of Appeals Decision in the Matter of Hennel, 29 NY3d 487 (2017), which according to the Decision established for the first time in New York the standard for the required proof of unconscionability as it applies to the statute of frauds.