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Early in his career, Arkley learned the importance of sound estate, tax and business succession planning when his father passed away, leaving several businesses to run, real estate to manage and an estate to be administered. Arkley joined Lavelle & Finn many years ago as Of Counsel and brings his personal experience to his practice of business and corporate consulting, estate planning, including wills, trusts, probate and estate administration. He has also developed a practice that handles complex residential and commercial real estate transactions, including zoning and planning matters.

In addition to his early personal experience in the areas where his practice concentrates, Arkley has accumulated valuable experience in private practice, government and corporate work. He has held such notable positions as Staff Attorney for Honeywell Information Systems, in Waltham, Massachusetts; Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Boston; Village Attorney for the Village of Scotia, New York (22 years); Assistant District Attorney for Schenectady County, New York; and Town Attorney for the Town of Glenville, New York. Arkley has also served as the Assistant to the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer, as a member of the New York Air National Guard. This wealth of in-depth experience allows Arkley to bring sound legal solutions to most small business engagements. For example, in long service to a large group of regional franchisees, Arkley is able to handle nearly every issue that a multi-location diversified retailer might face.

Clients find that working with Arkley engenders a secure and confident feeling which often provides solutions that not only solve the problem but bring immediate peace of mind and comfort. A trusted advisor for a wide variety of successful clients, Arkley is also a frequent lecturer to Bar Associations, professional and community groups on real estate matters, estate planning and corporate-business matters. He is legal counsel to numerous corporate boards and community groups.

When not serving his many long term and new clients, Arkley's interests are as diverse as his professional life. He can be found playing competitive tennis, golf or pocket billiards. He also enjoys reading books on history and is rumored to root for the Boston Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots.


National Institute for Trial Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Clarkson University, B.S., Engineering

Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States
New York

Professional Memberships
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Trusts and Estates Law Section
Real Property Law Section
Albany County Bar Association
Schenectady County Bar Association
Real Estate Committee
Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York

Councilman, Town of Glenville
Board member of the Scotia Rotary Club
Board member of the Capital District YMCA
2003 recipient of CDYMCA President’s Award
Board member of YMCA Camp Chingachgook
Member of the New York Air National Guard – 109th Airlift Wing, serving as Assistant to the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer.

Pocket billiards
Reading history books
Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox
Oriental carpets