William E. Fitzgerald
William E. Fitzgerald has practiced law with McPhillips Fitzgerald & Cullum, LLP and its predecessors since graduating from law school in 1975. He has been a partner since 1980. His principal area of practice is real estate and real estate financing, representing individuals and businesses in buying and selling property, commercial lenders in residential, commercial and agricultural financing and assisting in workouts and foreclosures. He is also active in title examination and acts as examining counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company and Westcor Title Insurance Company. Mr. Fitzgerald’s practice also includes the areas of general banking, estate planning, trust and estate administration and general practice.
He is a graduate of Glens Falls High School and University of Maine (BA Political Science), was commissioned an army reserve officer (military intelligence branch) and served as a first lieutenant in Viet Nam in 1970 and 1971. Graduating from John Marshall Law School in 1975, he was admitted to practice in New York in 1975 and is also admitted to practice before the US District Court for the Northern District of New York, US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit and US Tax Court.
A member of the Warren County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association, he has served as president of the Warren County Bar Association 1998-1999.
Mr. Fitzgerald is active with the Glens Falls Rotary Club since 1977 (president 1988-1989), been a member of the executive board of the local Boy Scout Council since 1978 (president 1990-1993) and has served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army since 1985.