Corporation Counsel

  1. City Names Poughkeepsie Attorney Valk to Lead Its Corporation Counsel

    Mayor Rob Rolison announced today the appointment of city resident Rebecca A. Valk as Corporation Counsel, pending Common Council approval. Read on...
  2. City of Poughkeepsie Corporation Counsel Ackermann to Leave Position Next Month

    City Officials announced today that city attorney Paul Ackermann will be leaving his position of Corporation Counsel next month, after nearly 14 years of service. Read on...
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The Corporation Counsel represents the City government in all legal matters. It:

  • Advises the Mayor, Common Council and all City departments
  • Drafts legislation
  • Handles all litigation
  • Negotiates labor
  • Prosecutes various criminal actions in City Court
  • Real estate and development contracts