Dennis W. Habel
Dennis W. Habel


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

Dennis W. Habel represents individuals and small businesses primarily in the areas of Trust and Estate Planning and Administration, Elder law, Medicaid, Business Formation and Transfer, Tax, and Real Estate.

Mr. Habel practices in Supreme Court, Appellate Court, Surrogate Court, and Courts at the town, village and city levels in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Greene and other counties in New York State. Mr. Habel is admitted to practice in New York State and the Northern District of New York. He has argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before joining Cooper Erving & Savage LLP, Mr. Habel was a member of Ainsworth Sullivan Tracy Knauf and Ruslander PC for twenty five years. Mr. Habel is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Albany County Bar Association.

Mr. Habel graduated from Albany Law School of Union University, where he transferred after attending Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. Mr. Habel graduated from State University College of Oneonta with a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Political Science. Mr. Habel graduated high school locally from Shenendehowa Central School.

  • Estate Planning
  • Will and Trust Drafting and Administration
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Powers of Attorney/Health Care Proxies/Living Wills
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Real Estate Closings
  • Purchasing and Selling a Business
  • Business Formations
  • Personal and Fiduciary Income Taxes
  • Estate Taxes
  • Vehicle and Traffic Matters
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Partnerships
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Estate Administration
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Estate & Gift Taxation
  • Income Taxation
  • Traffic Violations


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
  • State University of New York College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York


  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1987
  • Upheld decedent’s decision as to how his property would be distributed, rejecting claims of undue influence. Matter of Jacobs, 93 A.D.3d 917 (3rd Dep’t 2012).
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
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