David Siegfeld is a Partner and Trusts & Estates Practice Team Leader with Lippes Mathias. He was honored to serve almost six years with the NYS Attorney General's Office in the Charities Bureau as an intern and Assistant Attorney General concentrating in the areas of Trusts & Estates and Not-for-Profit Law. After moving to private practice in 1999, he expanded the scope of his legal concentration to assisting clients with their estate planning, probate and litigation needs, as well as counseling numerous businesses and individuals on a wide range of business transactional, succession and planning matters. David assists in the development of complex estate plans as well as partnership and shareholder agreements. He has also developed over two decades of experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions. 
David sits on the Board of Directors and numerous committees of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and served as its Chair from 2019-2021, Annual Campaign Chair 2017-2019 and Endowment Board Chair 2013-2017.

Articles & Publications

  • New York

  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1995
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.S., cum laude, Honors in Economics, 1992

Professional Associations
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Past Legal Experience
  • Partner, Ganz Wolkenbreit & Siegfeld LLP, 1999-2018
  • Assistant Attorney General, New York, 1996-1999

Community Involvement
  •  Hospitality House Therapeutic Community, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York. Endowment, Board of Governors, Treasurer 2008 – 2012, Chairperson 2012 – 2021
  • Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, Board of Directors, 2011-Present, Annual Campaign Chair, 2017-Present, Chair 
  • Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Capital Region Family Business Resource Center, Sponsor

Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America©  (2024)
  • Samuel Booth Young Leadership Award, 2012
  • Sidney Albert Community Service Award, 2016

Speaking Engagements 
  • Trusts & Estates Seminar, Co-Presenter, March 21, 2023
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