Practice and Experience

Bernis' practice focuses on Real Estate, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Municipal Law.


Bernis has served as Corporation Counsel (City Attorney) for New Rochelle, Peekskill, and Newburgh.  She currently serves as Counsel for the Montrose Water Improvement District.


While Corporation Counsel for the City of New Rochelle, Bernis also served as its development counsel for the New Roc City, AvalonBay, and Trump Plaza developments.


Bernis represents clients in the following areas:


- purchase, sale, leasing, and development of commercial and residential properties;


- estate planning, including wills and trusts;


- estate administration, including probate of wills; and


- applications and appearances before municipal departments, legislative bodies, planning boards, and zoning boards.


Bernis Nelson

Attorney at Law

Doyle Building

1010 Park Street

Peekskill, New York  10566

(914) 739-5250

bernisnelsonlaw@gmail.com