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  • Robert A. Gensburg Deceased 1939-2017

Vermont Real Estate, Business and Estates Lawyer

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Practice Areas
At the present time much of my work involves representing nonprofit organizations that develop affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Vermont households using Internal Revenue Code Section 42 and Section 47 tax credits. I performed similar work in Maine and New Hampshire until the Northern New England Housing Investment Fund was formed, and helped with the formation of the Maine Housing Investment Fund, its predecessor.

Additional practice areas include:

  • Business formation
  • Litigation
  • Federal taxation
  • Real estate
  • Complex commercial transactions
  • Will preparation

Public Service
I have enjoyed performing public service throughout my residence in Vermont:

  • Caledonia County State’s Attorney in 1969 – 1970
  • Vermont Transportation Authority Chairman in 1973
  • Vermont Transportation Advisory Board member in 1974
  • Vermont Agency of Transportation Acting Secretary in 1975
  • Vermont Transportation Board Chairman from 1975 to early 1977
  • Lamoille Valley Railroad Company President from 1978 to 1989

Career Highlights

  • Special counsel to Governor Thomas Salmon for the purpose of investigating and prosecuting police wrongdoing in a significant number of regulated drug cases in St. Albans ― 1973 and 1974
  • Member of Governor Richard Snelling’s Cost Control Commission
  • Member of his State Police Advisory Commission
  • Vermont Professional Conduct Board member for ten years
  • Board of Bar Examiners member for nine years, serving as Vice Chair for three of them
  • Professional Responsibility Board conflict bar counsel in lawyer disciplinary matters
  • Judicial Conduct Board bar counsel, to investigate allegations of judicial misconduct
  • Town of Lyndon Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission member for fourteen years
  • Lyndon Town attorney for thirteen years

More About Me
My wife, Leslie, and I live in Lyndon, Vermont and have one child, William, who lives in Larchmont, New York.

I grew up in Pawcatuck, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961 with a B.A. in American Civilization. I joined the Connecticut National Guard in September of 1961, attended graduate school for one semester pending active duty service, and was on active duty at Fort Dix and Fort Lee until August of 1962.

I then began work at the National Security Agency, and left two years later to attend Albany Law School, from which I graduated with an LL.B. in 1967. I was admitted to the practice of law in Vermont in December of 1967. My wife and I moved immediately to the St. Johnsbury, Vermont area, where we have lived ever since.