After more than 13 years of training, and having recently worked with another solo practitioner for four years, Tiombe Tallie Carter realized that she had developed the skill set to run her own firm.
With that, Carter has opened her own law practice, Tallie Carter Law, located at 108 South Water Street, Unit #3, Newburgh, NY, where she provides legal services in the areas of Small Business, including Not-For Profit Organizations, Real Estate, Trusts & Estates and Entertainment Law. Based in the City of Newburgh, it serves a clientele primarily from Orange County but also serves Dutchess, Rockland and Ulster Counties.
As a general business lawyer, Carter handles the legal matters of privately held companies, not-for-profit organizations and also of individuals. Tallie Carter Law takes care of the legal aspects of living, for example – buying a house or leasing commercial space, launching a new business venture, small claim matters, managing consumer debt, overseeing the affairs of those who are sick and handling end of life issues.
A self-described “Hudson Valley Girl”, Carter was born and raised in Newburgh, NY, and is a product of the Newburgh Enlarged School District, as well as a graduate of Bard College with a BS in Chemistry. After completing her JD at Touro Law School she returned to the Hudson Valley and has been involved in the community ever since.
Carter has had a diverse career in both law and business. She started out in business affairs as the Business Manager of the Hudson Valley Film Commission and Film Festival, then based in Poughkeepsie. From there she moved into telecommunications and new media doing transactional work. At that time the “dot com craze” was at its height.
“I was handling contract negotiations and commercial transactions,” said Carter. “There were a lot of new media start-ups, so I was buried in software licensing and vendor agreements. And then the dot com bubble burst. But that experience served me well because one of the first projects I oversaw for the City of Newburgh’s then Dept. of Economic and Community Development was a telecommunication project negotiation.”
As Community Development Administrator, Carter oversaw the disposition of surplus City-owned properties and managed the HUD CDBG housing rehabilitation loans.
Said Carter, “I am proud of my time there, especially in regards to making opportunities available to a disenfranchised community. I continue to work with entrepreneurs largely in the entertainment and new media sectors with developing business ventures and I expect to do more of that kind of work.”
Carter, also known as “Patrina”, is the youngest child of William and Sadie Tallie. She credits her parents with setting her on the right path.
“I was extremely fortunate to have been born into a family that encouraged intellectual curiosity and hard work,” said Carter. “My father, William Tallie is a tremendous role model of a strong work ethic. I still have images of him getting up at 3:00 a.m. to brave Storm King Mountain in the dead of winter to get to West Point and then driving taxi everyday after work and on Saturdays to provide for his family. And then, of course, the image of this strong Black woman running her own community agency and taking on every challenge to empowerment that came her way just emboldened me. My mother is just this incredible powerhouse who insisted that everyone had rights and we were to be champions for people’s rights. So, you can say that I was raised to be an advocate at some level.”
That strong work ethic certainly left an impression on Carter. It is especially evident when she talks about the expectations and goals of her practice.
“If you come in to Tallie Carter Law, you can look forward to an attorney who listens to all of your concerns, clearly explains what the law means and how the law will impact you and then completely takes care of your legal matters. Tallie Carter Law strives to be a bastion of intelligence and integrity.”