Kenneth L. Ayers, Esq., a long time resident of upstate New York, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1969 and his Master of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1973.
After a ten year teaching career in public high schools in both Vermont and New York, Mr. Ayers returned to Albany Law School of Union University where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1982.
In 1981, while still a law student, Mr. Ayers researched and wrote "Highway Law and the Land Surveyor" for the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors and conducted a seminar on that topic in January, 1982. Subsequently, Mr. Ayers prepared a supplement to his 1981 paper which was presented at the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors' 1988 Annual Conference. Both the 1981 paper and the 1988 supplement are now on the recommended reading list for individuals interested in becoming licensed land surveyors in New York State. In 1989, Mr. Ayers prepared and delivered a paper entitled "Vermont Highway Law" for the Vermont Society of Land Surveyors.
For seven years following graduation from Albany Law School Mr. Ayers, in addition to maintaining a selective private practice, was an Assistant Counsel to the New York State Dormitory Authority, the eighth largest public construction agency in the United States .
As Assistant Counsel, Mr. Ayers was responsible for providing legal advice in a wide range of disciplines including real estate, land use, environmental law, construction law and complex commercial litigation. During his tenure as Assistant Counsel, Mr. Ayers was involved throughout New York State in numerous matters in the areas of real estate development, zoning, land use, eminent domain proceedings, transfer of air rights and development rights, environmental impact statements, environmental cost recovery actions and historic preservation.
Mr. Ayers left public service in 1988 and opened private law offices located in the Hudson River Valley just south of Albany at New Baltimore, New York. In 1992 Mr. Ayers also established offices in the Mohawk Valley at Fort Plain, New York. Mr. Ayers' offices engage in the general civil practice of law with an emphasis on real estate development, land use, environmental law, construction law and litigation in both federal and state courts. Mr. Ayers also conducts seminars throughout the state for state agencies, surveyors associations and other landowner groups on various real property and surveying issues. Mr. Ayers has also published papers on New York Land Titles, Riparian Law and Adjoining Landowners Boundary Law, some of which are also on the recommended reading list for surveyors seeking licenses in New York.