Ronald J. Briggs, Partner

Direct: 518.523.5555 (Ext. 1)
Fax: 518.523.5559


∙ Real Estate Development/Subdivision
∙ Real Estate Sales and Purchases
∙ Land Use and Zoning
∙ Real Property Tax Certiorari
∙ Commercial Transactions
∙ Criminal Law
∙ General Business and Corporate Matters
∙ Trust and Estate Planning
∙ Municipal Law and finance
∙ Civil Litigation (commercial disputes, foreclosures and real property disputes)


∙ New York
∙ South Carolina
∙ U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
∙ U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
∙ U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York


Ron specializes in matters involving the sale and development of real estate, zoning and land use regulatory issues, criminal law, real property tax certiorari and commercial transactions, including commercial litigation. Ron's practice also includes general business and corporate matters, municipal law and finance, trust and estate planning, and litigation in various areas such as commercial disputes, foreclosures and real property disputes.
Before co-founding Briggs Norfolk LLP, Ron was the District Attorney for Essex County, New York from 1994 to 2005, and a member of the Executive Committee for the New York State District Attorneys Association and the Essex County Task Force Against Domestic Violence. As District Attorney, Ron tried a wide variety of criminal cases, from DWI cases to a capital murder case, and had a 96% conviction rate. In 1978, Ron founded the law firm of Briggs & Dwyer in Lake Placid, which became Briggs, Dwyer and Smith, P.C. in 1981. Ron also served as a part-time Assistant District Attorney for Essex County from 1979 to 1993 and as the Village Attorney for the Village of Lake Placid from 1978 to 1993, which included handling complex transactions in the years preceding and including the 1980 Winter Olympics. Ron is currently the Town Attorney for the Town of North Elba.

∙ Louisianan State University, B.A.
∙ Tulane University School, J.D.


∙ Member, New York State Bar Association
∙ Member, Essex County Bar Association


∙ Former Chairman, Lake Placid-Wilmington Connecting Youth to Communities Coalition


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