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Trusted counselor and advisor

for life's transitions.




These practice areas  are more a guide to our legal services than separate disciplines. Many overlap. For example, Trust strategies can be helpful to plan your estate; to draft your will; to secure care for the elderly, for special needs children, and for others who lack the capacity to care for themselves; and to protect assets when creating or selling a business.
Please take a few moments to explore our practice areas. See how we may be  the solution for your legal needs.


Few endeavors have so great a potential to impact people's lives for the better as the practice of law.


We see our practice as one which celebrates human dignity, not just for the great and the vigorous, but for the aged, the infirm, the afflicted, the ordinary people who meet life's challenges with courage and hope. At the Law Office of Peter D. Fenzel we are here to empower you, and those you love, to live the life you choose  for yourselves.


We are here to empower you to provide care for your elderly loved ones,  so that they may enjoy the best quality of life for as long as they live. We are here to empower you to provide care for your special needs child, so that they may reach their full potential and live a happy, fulfilling life. We are here to empower you to endow future generations with the fruits of your love and the bounty of your labors. We are here to empower you to enjoy your rights to equal protection under the law.


It is within your power now to take the first step.



The Law Office of Peter D. Fenzel is conveniently located at 368 Western Highway in  Tappan, NY  in Rockland County, easily accessible from the Palisades Interstate Parkway and the New York State Thruway.  We are only 15 minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge and Westchester County,  and only 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and New York City.  Our firm services the legal needs of individuals, families,  and businesses in Rockland, Westchester, and Orange Counties, and in New York City. 
Peter was born in White Plains, NY and was raised in Eastchester, NY. He attended grammar school in Tuckahoe at Immaculate Conception School, and graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains in 1969. He earned his Bachelor's degree in History, with honors, from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 1973, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 1976.
Peter's early years in the law were spent as an associate, and then as a partner, in a commercial litigation law firm in lower Manhattan. In 1984 he started his own litigation and insurance law practice in Manhattan and in Newark, NJ. In 2008 Peter was recruited by the brokerage side of a large bank, where he served as a registered  advisor certificated in Special Needs and Elder Care Planning. He served there for three years, before returning to his first love, the private practice of law.
Peter has to his credit many published legal decisions earned in the federal and state courts of New York and New Jersey on both  trial and appellate levels. He has served with distinction in leadership capacities on many bar committees and associations. He is a member of the Rockland County Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association, and seves on several bar committees on Trust and Estate Law, Elder Law, Special Needs Law, and litigation.
Peter is the father of five children, all grown, and so far one grandchild. He has served his community as a Cub Scout Cub Master, as a basketball coach, a soccer coach, a softball coach, and as president of his Rotary Club, among many other civic volunteer positions. He is a parishoner of the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River, NJ,  and is a member of the John A. Keogh Council Knights of Columbus in Tuckahoe.
Peter is the Director of Street 2 Street Preparatory Academy in Paterson, NJ, an after school tutoring program benefiting inner city children. He also is founder and president of Serviceman's Transitional Assistance Resources (STAR), providing defense and counsel to combat veterans carrying the hidden wounds of Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.
In his spare time Peter is a student of the Revolutionary War in Rockland, Orange,  and Bergen Counties, and sings second tenor in the Orpheus Club Men's Chorus.

368 Western Highway, Tappan, NY 10983

Tel:  (845) 848-2992


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DISCLAIMER:  The contents of this web site are for informational purposes only.  They may not be considered or relied upon as legal advice.  Neither the contents of this web site nor inquiries made on the above contact form may be construed to establish an attorney client relationship.  The establishment of an attorney client relationship can only be done through a formal  written letter of engagement signed by both the client and  by Mr. Fenzel.

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