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Steven Warren Smollens

Steven Warren Smollens

Practice areas:

Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Landlord & Tenant: 90%
    39 years
  2. Real Estate: 10%



Hourly ($450/hour), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

86 total 

  • Michael Vincent Caruso

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly knowledgeable and demonstrably proficient landlord-tenant attorney.


    Michael Caruso Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Adam A Studnicki

    Mr. Smollens provides consistently accurate and helpful answers to Avvo Askers. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney.


    Adam Studnicki Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Steven W. Smollens

Waterside Plaza
New York, NY, 10010



NYCurrently registered 197603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Landlord and Tenant Top ContributerAVVO2014
Clients' Choice Landlord & TenantAVVO Award2013
Top Attorney Landlord & TenantAVVO2013
Top Contributor Landlord & TenantAVVO2013
Association's Continuing Legal Education ProgramNew York State Bar Association1992
Civil Court Practice SectionNew York County Lawyers' AssociationN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySteven W. Smollens1982 - Present
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Society New York City1976 - 1982


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York 74th Assembly District , Part CDistrict Leader2000 - Present
Waterside Tenants AssociationPast President1993 - 2001

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
EKATERINA DERDERIAN v. DEBRA LEHMANN and VADIM HOFFMAN;Tenant defeated the owner's use eviction petition:

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Publication NameTitleDate
Jack Newton Lerner Lecture Series, NYCLANonpayment Proceedings, Bed Bugs, Warranty of Habitability2007
Advanced Issues in Cooperative and Condominium Law,New York County Lawyers' Association CLENonpayment Proceedings, Warranty of Habitability, Objectionable Conduct, Nuisance, Pets and Noise2004
New York County Lawyers' Association, CLE, Jack Newton Lerner Lecture SeriesObjectionable Conduct, Nuisance, Pets and Noise Nonpayment Proceedings, Warranty of Habitability2004
New York County Lawyers' Association, CLE, Landlord and Tenant Practice: The Jack Newton Lerner Lecture SeriesNon-Payment Proceedings and the Warranty of Habitability2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
City College, CCNYPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2007 CLE entitled Jack Newton Lerner Lecture SeriesBed Bugs, Warranty of Habitability2007
2005 Jack Newton Lerner Lecture SeriesWarranty of Habitability and Non Payment Proceedings2005
2004 Jack Newton Lerner Lecture SeriesObjectionable Conduct, Nuisance, Pets and Noise2004
2004 CLEAdvanced Issues in Coop & Condo Law2004
Jack Newton Lerner Lecture SeriesTechniques in Defending and Prosecuting a Non Payment Proceeding2003
World Trade Center Owner and Tenant Forum in January 2002Commercial Tenant Issues2002
2002 Jack Newton Lerner Lecture SeriesTraverse Hearings and Non Payment Summary Proceedings2002
“Bridge the Gap” Continuing Legal Education for the Newly Admitted AttorneyIntroduction to Landlord and Tenant Law1999
Jack Newton Lerner Lecture SeriesLandlord and Tenant Practice Update, Faculty Chair and SpeakerN/A