Terrance P. Christenson

Terrance P. Christenson

Albany, New York
Phone: 518-449-3900 | 888-352-3751
Fax: 518-432-3111


Terrance P. Christenson focuses his practice on complex litigation with a concentration in commercial and industrial real property tax assessment law. Mr. Christenson has represented numerous business clients and several municipalities with respect to real estate tax assessment challenges. The type of properties involved include shopping centers, office buildings, apartment complexes, banks, factories, warehouses, public utilities including hydroelectric plants and reservoirs, medical buildings and substance abuse rehabilitation facilities. He has lectured on this subject for various groups including the Business Owners Management Association (BOMA). Mr. Christenson also handles complex commercial and corporate litigation matters. View Representative Cases.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tax Assessment Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Education and Admissions


  • Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts
    J.D. cum laude – 1972
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: Boston College Law Review, Editor, 1971 – 1972
  • Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
    B.A. magna cum laude – 1968
    Honors: Epsilon Sigma Pi (Highest Academic Society)
    Major: English


  • New York, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976


  • An Analysis of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code and National Consumer Act, 12 Boston College Law Review 889, 1971
  • Steinbeck Versus the New York Censors: The Legal Battle Over the Alleged ‘Indecent’ and ‘Inhuman’ Scenes Contained in the 1941 Film The Forgotten Village, International Steinbeck Congress “John Steinbeck’s Americas – A Centennial Conference”, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New Yok, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Appraisal Institute, Affiliate Member
  • Albany County Bar Association (Board of Directors 1978-1981)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • University at Albany School of Business Advisory Council, 2005 – Present
  • City School District of Albany County, Board of Education (President 1989), 1980 – 1989
  • Strategic Planning Group Albany City School District, Co-Chair
  • Trinity Institution (President 1989-1992), Board of Directors, 1984 – 2004
  • Arbor Hill Community Center, Board of Directors, 2000 – 2004
  • Citizens Steering Committee Albany Area Team Consortium of Council of Community Services (Chairman 1988), 1986 – 1989
  • New York State National Guard, 1968 – 1974
  • Camp Opportunities, Inc., Member, 1973-1984, Director/President, 1980

Speaking Engagements

  • Issues Regarding Tax Assessment and Apartment Buildings, BOMA

Honors and Awards

  • Christian Brothers Academy Distinguished Alumni Award, 2004