Providing First Class Legal Representation since 1967

About the practice

Since 1967, The Caponera Law Firm P.C. has been providing first class legal representation to individuals throughout the greater Capital Region. The Firm operates a general practice, specializing in several areas of law, all while maintaining the same approach of providing a small law firm feel with large law firm results.

As one of the Capital Region’s top firms for residential and commercial real estate transactions, the Firm closes millions of dollars in real estate transactions yearly.

Additionally, The Caponera Law Firm P.C. has gained the reputation as one of New York’s Premier Firms for real estate development, whether by way of land use and planning law or business transactions. The Firm’s list of clients includes a select clientele of individuals, small business owners, foreign corporations, and Fortune 500 companies.

Since 1967, the Firm has been protecting the rights of people throughout New York State who have been injured in car accidents or slip and fall personal injury cases, recovering Millions of Dollars for clients.

In more recent years, The Caponera Law Firm P.C. has become one of New York State’s authorities on liquor license law, helping individuals, as well as small and large businesses obtain various types of liquor licenses from the State Liquor Authority.

Regardless of your legal needs, The Caponera Law Firm’s mission is to provide first class legal support to individuals in their time of need. We believe that a strong Attorney-Client relationship is built on trust and a relationship built on trust is the first step towards achieving a favorable legal result.

The partners

Philip Caponera

Philip S. Caponera, Esq.



  • St. Mary’s Academy (1959)
  • Niagara University (1963)
  • Albany Law School (1967)
  • Admitted to NYS Bar (1967)


  • Law Clerk to Steiner & Steiner (1965 & 1966)
  • Associate with Steiner & Steiner (1967-1972)
  • Colonie Town Deputy Attorney (1970-1975)
  • Private law practice (1972-2000)
  • Elected Seven (7) times as Colonie Town Justice (1975-2001)
  • Corporate Counsel to Robert Marini Builders, Inc. (2000-2014)


  • Albany County Bar
  • NYS Magistrate’s Association
  • Albany County/Schenectady County Magistrate’s Association
  • Teacher and CLE lecturer for OCA for judicial training courses of lay judges both at NYS Association of Town meetings held in New York City and bi-annual lectures at Albany Law school
  • Member of Judicial candidates review Committee (1990’s)
  • Advisory Board for “Honor Court,”
  • Member of the Committee on Professional Conduct Committee (2002-2009)
  • Chairman of the Professional Conduct Committee (2007-2008)
Victor Caponera

Victor A. Caponera Jr., Esq.
(518) 453-8381


  • St. Mary’s Academy (1968)
  • Regis University (1972)
  • Western New England College School of Law (1977)
  • Admitted to NYS Bar (1977)


  • Law Clerk to Philip S. Caponera and William J. Cade (1975-1978)
  • Research Counsel and Floor Counsel to the New York State Senate (1978-1995)
  • Private law practice (1978-present)


  • Albany County Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Albany County Trial Lawyers Association
  • CLE Lecturer for Zoning and Land Use
  • Village Attorney for the Village of Colonie Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Planning Commission
  • Sign Review Board
Ryan Caponera

Ryan M. Caponera, Esq.
(518) 453-8381


  • Albany Academy (2002)
  • Syracuse University (2006)
  • Western New England College School of Law (2009)
  • Admitted to NYS Bar (2010)


  • Clerk at NYS Appellate Division Third Department (2003-2004)
  • Clerk for Victor A. Caponera Jr. Esq. (2006-2009)
  • Private law practice (2010-present)


  • Albany County Bar; New York State Bar; Attorney to The St. Gregory’s School Board of Trustees (2013-present)
  • Attorney to The Newcomb Sportsmen’s Club (2021-Present)
  • Committee on Attorney Professionalism (2013-2015)
  • Syracuse University Varsity Division 1A Athlete (2002-2006)
  • Orange Club (2002-2006)
  • Syracuse University National Team (2003)
  • 2x NCAA Academic All American (2005, 2006)
  • Town of Colonie Sign Review Board Chairman (2023-2024)
  • Attorney to the Town of Colonie Zoning Board of Appeals (2024-Present)

our services

Our team of expert Attorneys can offer assistance in the following areas:

Personal Injury

Property & Land Use

Corporate Law

Contract Law

Criminal Law Defense

Vehicle & Traffic Law


Estate Planning

Wills and Trusts

Wrongful Death

Dispute Resolution

contact us

If you have a question, comment, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (518) 453-8381 or fill out the form below. Thank you for your interest in The Caponera Law Firm P.C.

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