As an experienced New York attorney, I have seen how debt and legal problems can consume people’s lives. I am attorney Scott Ugell. I provide legal advice and representation for families, consumers and small businesses because that is who I am, and that is who I care about. For more than 30 years, I have been helping people throughout the Greater Hudson Valley resolve their legal problems efficiently and effectively.
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At The Ugell Law Firm, P.C., you will find a friendly staff striving to make the legal process as straightforward as possible; responsive and always willing to give you straight, clear answers.
From my offices in New City, I represent families, consumers and small businesses, because that is who I am, and that is who I care about. I work to protect citizens in the Greater Hudson Valley area. To arrange an initial consultation with an experienced attorney who cares about resolving your legal problem, call 845-639-7011 or
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Attorney Kimberly A. Sofia, Esq.
Kimberly A. Sofia, Esq. is a commercial and civil litigator, who practices a wide range of legal disciplines throughout New York, New Jersey, and the federal courts. Kimberly has had a record of success in representing clients – from complex personal injury claims and motor vehicle accidents to criminal defense matters like DWI-defense and traffic violations. Though every case is different, she brings the same individual commitment and dedication to each case.
Kimberly was selected as a 2015 Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” which placed her among the top 2.5% of lawyers in New York. She was awarded 2014’s “Top 40 People Under 40 in Rockland County” by Rockland County Economic Development Corporation. She was also chosen as one of the Top Attorneys of North America 2015-2016 Edition of The Who’s Who Directors.
Kimberly graduated from Pace University in Manhattan, summa cum laude. She received her law degree from New York Law School.
Kimberly is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association for Justice.
Kimberly is heavily involved in the local community. She serves as:
- Board Member and Secretary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County, 2014-present
- Board Member of the Rockland County Bar Association, 2013-present
- Board Member of the Rockland County Womens’ Bar Association, 2015-present
- Board Member of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Rockland County, 2016-present
- Volunteer, United Hospice of Rockland
- Volunteer, Meals on Wheels of Rockland
- Volunteer, Helping Hands for the Homeless of Rockland
- Member, Rockland Business Association
- Member, New City Chamber of Commerce
Call Kimberly today to talk about your legal case.
Paul Silk Cooper, Esq.
Paul Silk Cooper, Esq. has been practicing law in New York State for 20 years. Born in Staten Island, Paul moved to Rockland County when he was in 3rd grade, attending Strawtown Elementary, Clarkstown Junior High (now known as Felix Festa), and Clarkstown South High School, where he played Junior Varsity Hockey and Lacrosse.
After high school, Paul worked for a year for a commercial roofing company, doing hot tar roofing. The time spent working as a roofer taught Paul the value of hard, honest work. It also lead him to the realization that he wanted to pursuit a career involving at least one of his main areas of interest…business, politics and law.
Paul then enrolled in Rockland Community College, where he studied Business Administration. Graduating in 1989 with an Associate Degree in Science and a major in Business Administration, Paul transferred to the State University of New York at the University at Buffalo (UB, SUNY at Buffalo), where he worked his way through undergraduate school.
Graduating SUNY Buffalo in 1992, Paul felt drawn to pursue a career in law. Enrolling in Touro College in Huntington NY in the fall of 1992, Paul worked while attending classes and applied himself to his studies. During his final year at Touro, Paul interned at Queens County Legal Aid, Criminal Defense Division, where he gained a great working knowledge of the criminal court system and the practice of criminal law. At Touro, Paul felt his studies were properly preparing him for the eventual moment when he would take the NYS Bar Exam.
In June of 1996 Paul graduated from Touro, took the NYS Bar Exam, and passed on his first attempt. Paul S. Cooper, Esq. was admitted to the Second Judicial Department at the May 1997 term of the Second Judicial Department. Paul then spent a year practicing law in Brooklyn, with his primary focus on criminal work.
In 1998-1999 Paul decided to move back to Rockland. He expanded his area of practice to include the then booming real estate field. Paul spent several years closing loans for many institutional lenders, eventually opening his own title company, Northeast Settlement & Abstract, Inc. However, Paul, noticing the fluctuations in the real estate market, recognized that he needed to be more versatile, and able to function as a general practitioner.
To his existing criminal and real estate expertise, Paul has added knowledge in the fields of matrimonial/family law, bankruptcy and foreclosure work. Paul gets satisfaction from knowing that the work he does allows him to help others.
Whether it’s being able to get a homeowner a more affordable mortgage payment, give a financially struggling individual relief from their creditors, or helping a parent to be able to see their child and receive support, Paul believes he is paying forward the support he himself has received along the way to get to where he is today. Paul is dedicated to helping others, is a fierce competitor and does not believe in losing. Paul is a firm believer that anything worth doing is worth doing right and anything worth winning is worth fighting for.