Corporation Counsel

  1. City Initiative Aids Those Facing Eviction

    City officials, in conjunction with the Dutchess County Bar Association, began a program aimed at helping residents facing eviction or other landlord-tenant litigation in City Court. Read on...
  2. Council Members Participate in Training

    The programs were hosted by the city’s Corporation Counsel, Development, and Finance departments. Read on...
  3. 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...
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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