Legal Services

39 N. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12207


Historical records indicate Cooper Erving & Savage may be the second oldest law firm in the country. We embrace our lineage and proudly share our story.


James Fenimore Cooper, the grandson of the famed author of The Last of the Mohicans, and his father before him, Paul Fenimore Cooper, are patriarchs of this law firm which traces its lineage as far back as 1785. A lot has changed in those 200 plus years, but one thing hasn’t, and that’s our emphasis on providing skilled, forward-thinking legal service to businesses and individuals in the Capital Region. If you live in Upstate New York, your history is our history. A great many of the formative historical events of this area, and the nation, are linked to the history of Cooper Erving and Savage LLP, which traces its origin back to 1785.


We are a full-service law firm providing high-quality legal services to businesses and individuals for over two centuries. With three locations throughout New York, we offer a full range of legal services to our clients.