The Office of University Counsel is the in-house corporate legal office for Cornell University. As such, it handles all aspects of the University's legal services including litigation, real property, commercial law, trusts and estates, tax, employment, legal-policy issues and corporate legal advice to both the University administration and the University Board of Trustees. The Ithaca campus office is comprised of ten attorneys and is located on the third floor of the CCC Building, 235 Garden Avenue. The Medical College office is located in New York City and is staffed by four attorneys.
The Office of University Counsel only handles University-related matters. If you need an attorney for personal matters, please use New York State Bar Association's free referral service by calling 1-800-342-3661.
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