Paulene David, Esq.
Commercial Closing Attorney
1187 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110
Get to know Paulene.
Paulene received her undergraduate BA from UAlbany before attending the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was a student attorney in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. She then went on to join a small firm in Albany where she handled real estate transactions, traffic violations, and landlord/tenant matters. She also litigated family and matrimonial law matters with a non-profit in Troy for just over four years before joining Sunmark Credit Union in May 2021. Paulene represents Sunmark on all Commercial Loan closings. She is responsible for making all necessary arrangements to close transactions in house, and coordinates all efforts outside of the loan approval process.
What are your hobbies?
I love to travel and participate in thrill-seeking activities. I pursue random interests and challenge myself to excel at them. Seasonally, I enjoy snowboarding, hiking, and badminton.
What was your proudest moment?
Despite anything else I have accomplished, I find my proudest moments in watching my son grow.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Always be yourself in spite of how other people act or treat you.
What is the best advice you could give?
I have imbued advice upon former paralegals that I have been told was impactful: “You must be confident, composed, prepared and down-to-earth, as opposed to being pretentious and unprepared; treat all people with respect because there is so much to learn from each individual.”
"Treat all people with respect because there is so much to learn from each individual.”