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Steven A. Serna

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at West New York, NJ

4.7   21 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 21 years
    New York - NY 21 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    Attorney Serna has been a premier bankruptcy lawyer in the great state of New Jersey for years. When your financial situation becomes too much to bear, you need a meticulous and honest bankruptcy lawyer like him by your side. Call today.

  2. Real estate
    25%
    Residential and commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, sales, transfers, leasing, assignments, landlord/tenant issues and real estate tax appeals.

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    10%
    When you’re deeply in debt climbing your way out seems impossible. You want to pay back what you owe, but mounting financial pressures and the cost of ordinary living make paying off debts seem a far away dream.

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%
    Chapter 7, or liquidation bankruptcy, means that your “estate” – i.e., your assets – is sold in order to pay off your creditors. A reorganization bankruptcy can also involve the selling of assets, but more often than not you can retain things.

  5. Divorce and separation
    5%
    Unwinding your marriage can be tumultuous. Whether amicable or adversarial, call Attorney Serna to go over your situation. Often, when it goes hand in hand with a difficult financial situation, he's there to help.

Born and raised in Hudson County, I continue to practice in this dynamic, progressive community assisting both the Latino and non-Latino population in assorted matters. I will provide you with a free consultation, call me today. Hablo tu idioma.  

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Location

Law Offices of Steven A. Serna LLC
5300 Bergenline Avenue, Suite 300
West New York, NJ, 07093

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by GLORIA REYES | September 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GLORIA REYES,I BUY A BUILDEN,EXELENT JOB FROM THE LAWYER,THANK YOU I RECEBED VERY GOOD HELP.
MR; STEVEN A SERNA,I RECOMMENDED TO EVERY ONE WHO IS GOING TO BUY A PROPERTY EN NEW JERSEY,HE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL,THE SECRETARY ARE VERY NICE, RESPECTFUL, THE TRANSACTION WHAT I DID,I'M VERY SATISFACTION,HE DID VERY DEEP INVESTIGATION ON FAVOR THE COSTUMER,HE IS MY LAWYER.EXELENT JOB.. EL SR; STEVEN SERNA ES UN EXELENTE PROFESIONALEL TRABAJO QUE REALIZA, LO HACE PENSANDO COMO QUE FUERA PARA EL, HACE INVESTIGACION DE LA PROPIEDAD,PARA QUE NO TENGA NINGUN PROBLEMA PARA SU CLIENTE,YO COMPRE UN EDIFICIO EN NEW JERSEY,LAS SEÑORITAS SECRETARIAS Y EL MISMO ABOGADO,HAN TRABAJADO MUCHO PARA QUE MI TRANSACCION,SEA CLARA Y TRASPARENTE.GRACIAS ABOGADO SERNA,ESTOY FELIZ CON MI COMPRA..FELICITACIONES POR SU PROFESIONALISMO..GLORI REYES.,
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Posted by Michael | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable Real Estate Attorney
Look no further if you need a professional and responsive attorney to handle your real estate closing! Steven and his team are very responsive, and handled my questions within 24 hours all the time. Whenever I had an issue, Steven's assistant would reach out to me and schedule a phone call so my questions can be answered. He's very knowledgeable and knows how to handle real estate closings very well. As a young first time home buyer myself, I felt very confident in his advice and knowledge. I highly recommend using Steven Serna's office if you're a first time home buyer, or even an existing homeowner looking to buy another house or sell your house. His rates are reasonable and very affordable as well. Personally I didn't get any other estimates from other attorneys. He's a warm, caring person who will help you with your closing from start to finish. He's also bilingual which is a huge plus for the North Jersey area. Thanks for all your help Steve, we'll definitely be in the touch in the future!
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Steven Serna
Steven Serna has represented me in multiple real estate closures. He is thorough, professional and extremely knowledgeable. He takes his time to explain the legal advice he is giving in a way that a layperson can understand. I always feel confident that he has my best interest. I highly recommend him if you are looking for legal representation.
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Posted by Robert | March 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Service & Sound Advice
Mr Serna was my attorney on a recent sale of property in northern NJ. I’ve sold many properties and this was one of the more complicated. I’m glad Steve Serna and his very competent staff were on my side. There was something to respond to seemed like almost every day for months. He did not leave things on his desk, he dealt with it promptly. From the buyers unusual bank demands to fantom buried oil tanks and a dozen other weird items, Mr Serna knew when and how much to push and be firm. He kept his focus: get me as much money as we can and close as soon as possible. He was always available for conference calls he always pushed forward. This guy is bright tough negotiator with quick service. They are in the office early and stay late when needed. He understood my interests and represented them. I highly recommend Steven A Serna.
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Posted by Kinga | December 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service and support.
Exceptional performance, service and support thru my bankruptcy case. Steven and his team are very professional and very talented. They were very patient with me and guide me thru that difficult time.
Posted by Roman | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, and supportive.
Steven Serna and his dedicated staff guided and supported us every step of the way in our journey to purchase our first home. Professional, caring and knowledgeable, Mr. Serna has earned our upmost respect and admiration. My wife and I highly recommend retaining his law firm’s services.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service, commitment and dedication
He represent me as I was not able to attend to the citations, not only attend to the court but also was committed to solve the case having the best outcome possible for me, not only made it to get two traffic tickets disposed but also was always open to provide feedback and help to get the issue solved. Great service vocation.I totally recommend him and his professional team.
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Posted by Madeline | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent great Lawyer
We needed to sell our house and get judgement lien released. When other lawyers failed for months, he got the job done in two weeks. A very kind warm person as well who understood the situation we were in wasn't easy and offered kind words of understanding. Further more, this Lawyer and his kind secretary kept me in the loop with email updates regularly which is so important, so you feel your Lawyer is actually doing what he can and you can follow the process which lessens the worries. If we ever need a Lawyer again, no brainer, we will contact Mr. Steven Serna for sure.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr. Serna is very knowledgable and professional. I highly recomend him. I would not hesitate to use him again in the future and have already recommended him to family members.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable and Efficient Professional
Steve helped me purchase my first home. He is not only extremely knowledgeable about all things home, but he takes the time to share his knowledge, which was very helpful for someone experiencing this process for the first time. I am very grateful to Steve for representing me so well and safe-guarding my interests and advocating for my hone needs.
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Posted by Sarath | December 2, 2013
All I expect from an attorney
Steven picked up a messed up house closing that was left behind by another attorney and completed in ten days what was going on for two and a half months. He ironed out a lot of issues including wrong information, angry sellers, lenders whose paper work was incomplete and seller attorney who was a very detail oriented. He explained all the various numbers on the hud clearly, took feedback for the costs, was professional and efficient, all this one day before Thanksgiving which is crunch time for all parties. He went the extra mile by calling the lenders multiple times for us and by redoing the papers at the last minute to accommodate a 200 dollar escrow.
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Posted by JoAnn | November 19, 2013
Top Notch Professional Attorney GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND to help!
Steven A. Serna is not only knowledgeable in his line of field but takes his time to review every single aspect of your case. He will do what ever is necessary to make sure that your plan payments are affordable and will also determine what chapter filing is best for you and your family. Steven took on our case after another attorney left us high and dry and in a bundle of garbage with debt collectors calling non stop and liens were against our home (we didn't even know this until we met with him). He reviewed our case and helped us to make the decision that Chapter 13 was our best option. Steven A. Serna by far is the best attorney that was provided to us by a friend, I would highly recommend him as well as his staff, they are prompt at returning calls and or emails, they are helpful even when you think its the silliest question, to this company there are no silly questions. Steve helped provide our family with piece of mind and we are very grateful.
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Posted by Natalie | June 20, 2013
Responsiveand Professional
I used Steven as per a recommendation from my real estate broker and was very pleased with his service and would utilize him again. He was very responsive and always answered my questions when I called. He was prompt and professional, and very knowledgeable. He also was able to handle two real estate deals where time was of the essence seamlessly and without any problems. He advised me wisely when needed as well. I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2012
Mr. BIS
Steven Serna did an excellent job handling our case. He was professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. I would definately hire him again.
Posted by Domenico | October 4, 2011
Tax Appeal
Super great guy. He really cares! Saved me alot of money with my tax appeal.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2011
Honest, Actionable Advice
Steven was exceptionally honest and knowledgeable regarding a bankruptcy situation. I would strongly recommend him.
Posted by John | February 8, 2010
Great Real Estate Lawyer
I have work with Steven on my sale of my home. He was great dealing with inspection helped keep the deal from falling apart. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2009
Great Attorney
Steven was very professional and demonstrated an indepth knowledge in the pursuit of his Role. He was very effective, resillent and worked with Client in the most humane fashion which was commendable. He kept his Client informed and presented his case brilliantly. I would readily recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Gil Otero | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home purchase
Steven was very accommodating and professional during the purchase of my one family home. I was extremely satisfied with his quick turn around and detail to attention. I certainly do business with him again.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2014
Great Attorney!
Mr. Serna recently helped my family and I with a short sale process and we were very satisfied with his services. Very understanding when it comes to meeting times. Always kept me informed throughout the whole process. Addressed all of my questions and was very helpful.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices of Steven Serna
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stern Lavinthal Frankenberg & Norgaard
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Rutgers University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Elsayed
  • Successfully defeated Trustee's motion
  • In re SFC
  • Debtor defeated Motion to Dismiss Case

Associations

  • North-Central Jersey Assocation of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hudson County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • BNI - Infinity Chapter (North Bergen)
  • President
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Most Referrals Given
  • BNI - Infinity Chapter
  • 2009

Publications

  • El Especialito - Hudson County Edition
  • Casos de Bancarrota
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Home Buyers Seminar
  • Home Buyers Seminar (Spanish only)
  • 2010
  • Bankruptcy for Realtors
  • Bankruptcy Seminar for Realtors
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (15)
Endorse Steven
Real estate Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Steven Serna quite well. He is one of the best attorneys in North Jersey for real estate and bankruptcy matters. He is highly intelligent, super dedicated, hard working, and extremely friendly. He also is bilingual."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Serna for over 15 years and we have actually been co-workers and adversaries during this time. He takes a common sense approach to complex problems and gets great results for his clients. I would highly recommend him for Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Municipal Court matters."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Serna on many real estate transactions. I have found him to be extremely ethical, professional and knowledgeable. He has always made sure that his clients obtained the best possible result. I highly endorse Mr. Serna."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Steve for 12 years and he has a strong work ethic and cares about his clients. Being an attorney on the other side of many real estate transactions, I can tell you that he is experienced, effective, professional and can make the deal happen. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Serna is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. Mr. Serna's peer endorsements and client reviews confirm is a zealous advocate and a credit to the legal community. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him on several occasions and have always found him knowledgeable, professional and efficient."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several complex real estate matters to Mr. Serna. Mr. Serna has invariably represented my referrals in a professional and competent matter. I unequivocally endorse this attorney. Steven Serna is an excellent attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Government Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Serna is a very talented attorney and is well respected by his peers and the judges."
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