Attorney Profile

JOSHUA N. KOPLOVITZ, born Troy, New York, October 26, 1936; admitted to bar, 1961, New York; U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Hamilton College (A.B., 1957) Phi Beta Kappa; University of Paris, Paris, France; Columbia University (J.D., 1960).

Editor, Criminal Law Bulletin, 1964-1973. Law Clerk to Gus J. Solomon, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 1960-1961.

Counsel: New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, 1979-1992; Ulster County Democratic Committee, 1979-1988; 1994-2005. Certified Federal Mediator, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York 1998-2013. Principal, Pathways Mediation Center. County Attorney for Ulster County, 2006-2009. Member, Advisory Board, Circle of Friends for the Dying; Woodstock School of Art, 2014 Member: New York State Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Matrimonial Law; Family Law; Wills and Trusts; Estates Law; Civil Litigation; Elder Law; Appellate Practice.
E-mail: jkoplovitz@wapnerlawfirm.com

ROD P. FUTERFAS, born Jersey City, New Jersey, June 27, 1948; admitted to bar, 1974, New York. Education: Syracuse University (B.S., 1970); University of San Francisco and Albany Law School (J.D., 1973). Ulster County Assistant Attorney County Attorney, 1979-1980. 2017-Preset Director: United States Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County, 1980-2012; Woodstock Fire Company No. 5 Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc., 1977-2007. Special Town Attorney, Town of Woodstock, 1980-1992, Town Attorney, 1996-1999, 2006-present; Town Attorney for the Town of Denning, 2002-present; Town Attorney for the Town of Rochester, 2006-2007; Commissioner, Ulster County Charter Commission; Chairman, Ulster County Commission on Redistricting Member: New York State Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Municipal Law; Real Estate Law; Zoning Law; Civil Litigation; Adoptions.
E-mail: rfuterfas@wapnerlawfirm.com


GERALD L. WAPNER, born New York, New York, November 27, 1933; admitted to bar, 1958, New York. Education: Lehigh University; Columbia College New York University (LL.B., 1957).

Founding partner of the firm, Jerry retired in 2013.

RACHEL L. CAVELL, born Berkley, California, admitted to bar, 1983, Massachusetts; 1984, Connecticut; 1985, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1986, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1990, California; 1993, New York. Education: Harvard University (B.A., cum laude, 1979); Suffolk University (J.D. 1983).

Practice Areas: Real Estate; Estates; Zoning Law, Guardianships; Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.
E-mail: cavell@wapnerlawfirm.com


Our Staff

Tammy Rigney: Paralegal and office Manager of both Wapner, Koplovitz & Futerfas and Woodstock Abstract & Title Company.
Lynn Sheeley: Paralegal to Rod Futerfas.
Jessica McMonigle: Paralegal to Josh Koplovitz. 

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