Attorney Biography
Justin L. Cole is the sole member of Justin L. Cole, PLLC, his legal practice in Rhinebeck, NY.  He counsels clients on the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial and residential real estate, business transactions, and related legal matters.
Justin is an alumnus of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, graduating with honors in May 1997 with a B.S. in Finance.  He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in May 2003, graduating with honors and receiving a certificate of distinction for completion of his thesis. 
From August 2003 through May 2009, Justin worked as an associate at the law firm of Van DeWater & Van DeWater, LLP in Poughkeepsie, NY practicing in the areas of secured and unsecured lending, real estate, business transactions, trusts and estates, and real property tax.  Prior to law school, he was an investment banking analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York, NY advising public and private companies on debt and equity financing alternatives, mergers and acquisitions, and related corporate business transactions.
Justin served as a trustee to the Winnakee Land Trust from December 2004 through January 2009, assisting with the drafting and negotiation of conservation easements and related legal issues.  He is currently a trustee for the Anderson Center for Autism consulting with the executive team on organizational policies and operations.  He also serves on the Town of Rhinebeck Budget and Finance Committee.
Justin is admitted to practice in United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York. 
Justin lives in Rhinecliff, NY with his wife Carol and two year old son Wallace.  He enjoys running in his free time and completed the ING Chicago Marathon in 2004 and 2006.
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