In 1974 David S. Merzig graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Rhetoric and Communication. In 1977 he received his Juris Doctor degree from the Albany Law School of Union University. From 1978 through 1980 he was principal law clerk to New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert A. Harlem. In 1980 he went into private practice with Joseph F. Kehoe. Since 1986 he has been the Oneonta City Attorney. Mr. Merzig’s practice emphasis is municipal law, but he also provides real estate, financial planning, and trusts and estate services to both individuals and closely held corporations.