William P. Hessney






  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. magna cum laude (1980)
  • Albany Law School, J. D. (1984)

Admissions to Practice:

  • 1985, New York
  • 1985, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • 1996, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • 1995, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • 1996, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate Law
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Title Insurance
  • Banking Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Company Law

William P. Hessney, a partner with the firm, has been practicing law in the Capital District since 1985. He received his B.A. degree magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. degree from the Albany Law School of Union University. Born and raised in Canandaigua, New York he has made the Capital District his home for more than 40 years. He concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and finance, creditors' rights, mortgage foreclosure, real estate workouts, commercial and residential real estate, title insurance, civil litigation, corporate and limited liability company representation and commercial leasing matters. He is admitted to the New York State bar and admitted to U.S. District Court in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York. He has handled matters in all of those Courts.

Mr. Hessney has participated in a number of continuing legal education programs. They include being the chair and speaker for the Albany Session of the NY State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills-Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts, in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, a coauthor and speaker for the seminar entitled New York Real Estate Title Law: Solutions to the Most Common Problems in 2004, coauthor and speaker for the seminar entitled Effective Mortgage Foreclosure Techniques in New York in 1994 and the coauthor and speaker for the seminar entitled New York Foreclosure and Repossession in 1993.

Mr. Hessney has lived in Rensselaer County with his family for more than two decades. He also served as a Member of the Board of Trustees and volunteer for the Rensselaer County Historical Society for the past ten years.

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