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The Crossmore Law Office

Edward Y. Crossmore

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Edward Y. Crossmore has maintained a law office in Ithaca, New York for over 40 years, combining substantial civil litigation experience with extensive working knowledge of commercial transactions, business law, and real estate proceedings to build a practice emphasizing the same.

Ed was born and raised in Ithaca and maintains an active involvement in the community to this day. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester in 1969, and he received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1972.

He is an active member of the Tompkins County and New York State Bar Associations, as well as the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in all State and U.S. District Courts of New York as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

With a practice emphasizing litigation, his experience pertains to a number of broad practice areas covering Business Entity Formation; Civil Litigation (Commercial and Consumer); Bankruptcy/Insolvency Creditor and Debtor Representation; Mortgage and Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosures (Prosecution and Defense); Secured Transactions; Real Estate Sales, Mortgages, Ownership Disputes, Easements, and Partitions; Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Proceedings (Contested and Uncontested); as well as Judgment Enforcement Proceedings and Collections.


Ralph W. Nash

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Ralph W. Nash earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in 1974 and received his law degree from Cornell Law School in 1977. Ralph is a lifetime resident of upstate New York, and has maintained an office for the practice of law in Ithaca since 1978. With deep ties to Ithaca and the surrounding community, Ralph lends a personal touch to his dealings with clients.

As one of two senior attorneys at the Crossmore Law Office, his legal practice centers on the areas of Real Estate, Wills, Estate Proceedings, Small Business, Commercial Collections, Foreclosure, and General Practice. Ralph is currently admitted to practice law in New York State and the Federal Courts of New York, has previously served as City Attorney for the City of Ithaca, and is a former President of the Tompkins County Bar Association.

Andrew P. Melendez

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Andrew P. Melendez studied and earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Pre-Law at the State University of New York at Potsdam in 2008, and obtained a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 2012.  Andrew is currently admitted to practice law in the state of New York and expects to gain admission to practice in the Federal Courts of New York in 2019.

Andrew practiced law as a 3rd year law student at the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic in 2012, assisting indigent clients in the areas of unemployment compensation, veteran’s law, family & matrimonial law, and bankruptcy law. Andrew’s current areas of legal practice include Commercial Litigation, Transactional Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Real Estate Transactions, Judgment Enforcement Proceedings, Mortgage Foreclosures, Estate Planning and Proceedings, and more.


Kirstin E. Tiffany

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Kirstin E. Tiffany received a B.A. in History from the University of Vermont, an M.A. in Historical and Sustainable Architecture from New York University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, she was an active participant in the school’s Civil Rights Clinic where she engaged in federal civil rights cases for indigent prisoners. She additionally held the position of Senior Production Editor for the Michigan State Law Review.

Kirstin’s practice includes Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Real Estate Sales, Mortgages, Ownership Disputes, Easements, and Partitions; Mortgage and Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosures (Prosecution and Defense); Judgment Enforcement; Bankruptcy/Insolvency Creditor and Debtor Representation; Business Entity Formation; and Article 81 Guardianship Proceedings.

Kirstin is currently admitted to practice in U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Western Districts.  She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and has been the Secretary of the Tompkins County Bar Association since December 2020.