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John Joseph Yanas, Born: Albany, New York, July 18, 1929Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration, Director)BankingProbate (including wills, trusts)Property, real (including real estate development, water)lawyer. member Albany City Civil Service Commission, 1970-1973, Albany County Civil Service Commission, 1970-1973; member American College.


Yanas, John Joseph was born on July 18, 1929 in Albany, New York, United States.


Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, N.Y. Russell Sage College. Albany Law School of Union University (Bachelor of Laws, 1953).


Worked at DeGraff, Foy, Holt-Harris and Kunz, LLP (Albany, NY) specializing in Real Estate, Estate Planning and Estate Administration, Mortgage Foreclosures. Admitted to the bar, 1954, New York. Awarded Doctor of Laws, Albany Law School of Union University, 1989.

Attorney, Albany County Welfare District, 1958-1959. Commissioner: Civil Service Commission, City of Albany, 1970-1973. County of Albany, 1971-1973.

City Court Judge, 1973-1977. Member, Board of Trustees: Christian Brothers Academy, 1972—, Chair, 1992-1995. Albany Law School, 1975—, Vice Chair, 1991-1992, Chair, 1993-1996.

Member, Judicial Screening Committee, Third Judicial Department, 1993—. Chair, Mayors Judicial Screening Committee, 1994—. Member: Albany County (First Vice President, 1977.

President, 1978; Director, 1979), New York State (Vice-Chairman, 1972-1973 and Chairman, 1974, Real Property Law Section. Chairman: Committee to Confer with Association of Real Estate Boards, 1976-1977. Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1977-1980.

Assistant Treasurer, 1980. Treasurer, 1981-1987. President Elect, 1988.

President, 1989) and American Bar Associations. American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Fellow: New York Bar Foundation.

American Bar Foundation.


Trustee Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, 1972—2002, chair, 1992. Trustee Home & City Savings Bank, 1974—1991. Chair Albany Law School, 1993, 1975—2001.

Fellow: American Bar Association, New York Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation. Member: Albany County Bar Association (chairman committee continuing legal education 1977-1980, president 1978), New York State Bar Association (chairman committee New York State Realty Board 1975-1977, chairman real property law section 1974-1975, treasurer 1980-1986, chairman finance committee 1987, president-elect 1988, president 1989), American College Real Estate Lawyers.


Married Mary Faith Casey Yanas. Children: John Jay, Joseph J., Kathleen Ann, Mary Patricia.