Real Estate & Land Use in Suffern, New York
Our law firm was established in 1953 in New York City. After moving the firm to Rockland County in 1960, we have proudly helped people throughout the community for nearly 60 years. Current owners David and Michael Klein took over the practice when their father retired in 2003. Both David and Michael enjoy providing legal assistance to those in need, and making a difference in their lives.
Both David and Michael Klein belong to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, are members of the New York State Bar Association and Rockland County Bar Association. Since becoming members of those associations, David and Michael have lectured groups in the areas of law in which they practice.
After starting law practice in 1973, David has since become a delegate from Rockland County for the New York Bar Association. He is also the former president of the Rockland County Bar Association. Michael started practicing law in 1979. Since then he has been appointed as the town attorney for Ramapo, New York.
David Klein received several awards from the Rockland County Bar Association during his time practicing:
Joseph Balsamo Award
—2010, in which he earned the respect of the bar and public for his personal and professional contributions advocating for each with the highest of integrity and professionalism
—2009, for making significant contributions to both the bar association and the people of Rockland County.
David M. Klein
David is a partner in the firm of Klein & Klein, P.C., He is a past President of the Rockland County Bar Association. The quality of his work and his integrity have been recognized. David is a recipient of the following awards from the Rockland County Bar Association: 1) The Joseph Balsamo Award in 2010, given to an attorney who earned the respect of the bar and public for personal and professional contributions, 2) The Sterns Award in 2009 for significant contributions to the Bar Association and the people of Rockland County. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the New York State Bar Association (currently a delegate to the New York State Bar Association, the Elder Law and Trust and Estate Sections of the State Association), and the Rockland County Bar Association (a member of the Real Estate and Trust and Estate Committees of that association) David was one of the founders of Meals On Wheels of Rockland County. He is currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the United Hospice of Rockland County and is a Consulting Attorney for the Rockland County Office of the Aging. He is a graduate of the University of Buffalo Law School and a winner of the Charles S. Desmond moot court competition. David has regularly lectured to bar association groups and community groups on estate planning, administration and elder law. He is a lecturer at New York State Teacher's Retirement Systems
Michael L. Klein
As a partner in the law firm of Klein & Klein PC, Michael L. Klein is a distinguished attorney in the fields of trust & estates, elder law and municipal law. He is a frequent lecturer to attorneys and community groups on these topics. In addition to his work at Klein & Klein PC, Michael serves as Town Attorney to the Town of Ramapo - the largest of New York's 932 town's outside of Long Island. He is an honors graduate from the National Law Center at the George Washington University in 1978. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, and practices before both New York and federal courts. Professional affiliations include the New York State and Rockland County bar associations, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has served as chairperson of municipal law and elder law committees of the bar association, and has been a consultant to the Rockland County Office for the Aging for many years. Michael's current community activities include serving on the board of directors of the Rockland County Legal Aid Society, the Ramapo Parks Foundation and the Ramapo Green Committee.