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William Watt Waldner

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   18 reviews

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Licensed for 14 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2008
Updated 06/05/2022

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Law Office of William Waldner
469 7th Avenue.
12th Floor
New York, NY, 10018-8738

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Posted by Paul | October 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
MOVE ATTORNEY WALDNER TO THE TOP OF YOUR LIST!
Attorney Waldner is an honest, ethical and knowledgeable lawyer who practices law for all the right reasons. If you are considering Bankruptcy he should be moved to the top of your list. Meet with him and I am sure you will see why I took the time to write this review, which he has no knowledge of. I am just thankful to him for what he did for me and I observed him offering help to the needy. He is a commendable human being.
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Posted by Bruce | February 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Beyond expectations
Bill answered every question of an extremely complex case that concerned property in another state while I was a resident of in New York and the other state. Bill also advised after answering every question I could come up with including some of his own that would be pertinent whenever I filed. It would be prudent of me to first make inquiries with attorneys for filing in another state to retain property I owned there while I was a resident of New York and that state, Bill at a later date also expounded on every issue that one may encounter and possible remedies that would fulfill the requirements of the trustee and Judge when the issue was concluded. I can't thank Bill enough for taking the time and effort to assist me in saving me the assets that took a lifetime to acquire.
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Posted by Bertrand | November 16, 2013
Simply Fantastic
I highly recommend Mr. Waldner without hesitation. I honor his customer-oriented approach, integrity and his deep knowledge of the subject matter. Despite the complexity of my case (for a flat fee), he put all the attention necessary to bring it to a successful resolution. He is proactive, always on top, responsive and takes the time to explain the process. He's my second lawyer for bankruptcy and I'm glad I switched to Mr. Waldner. Thank you so much.
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Posted by Pablo | November 2, 2013
Good hands
I was very happy with the services provided by Mr Waldner. Reassuring but well grounded, my risks where well explained to me. I made the decisions with good info on my side. His knowledge of the system is vast and he lends it easily. Thanks to this, my experience was very smooth.
Posted by Joanna | September 20, 2013
I highly recommend this attorney!
I'm so glad my friend told me about Mr. Waldner. He made me feel comfortable through the process and everything he said was 100% accurate, its tough out and he's a great attorney!
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2013
Highly Recommend
Mr. Waldner helped me through a very difficult situation with his expertise. My case was successfully dismissed. He was always professional, efficient, empathetic and made a painful process as painless as possible. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Al | August 15, 2013
I highly recommend Mr. Waldner for any bankruptcy need.
I came to Mr. Waldner at a tough time financially and he was able to help me with my Ch. 7 filing. He is professional to the utmost and made me feel confident and always kept completely informed throughout the process. I highly recommend him and his firm. A
Posted by Frances | March 15, 2013
HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY
If you live in the New York City area and are looking for an attorney to handle your bankruptcy then Mr. William Waldner is your man. He was recommended to me by a friend so I did some research online. Read several very favorable reviews and decided that he definately was what I was looking for. Mr. Waldner was extremely diligent in handling all that pretails in filing banckrupt. Mr. Waldner was very patient and informative with all my questions. Mr. Waldner handled those creditors that were harassing me daily. I was very pleased with the overall experience I had at The Law Offices of William Waldner
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Posted by Angela | September 22, 2011
Outstanding Attorney
I have known William for more than 2 years and can say without hesitation that he provides outstanding service to all his clients. He treats each one with the respect and dignity they deserve during what are their most difficult economic situations. He is professional and courteous, always ready to answer his client's questions. He is honest and trustworthy. William is an outstanding attorney and extremely knowledgable of the complicated area of bankruptcy. He possesses integrity and is an expert in his field. I highly recommend William for your bankrupcty case.
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Posted by Mary | July 2, 2011
Superb Lawyer
Before I decided to file for bankrutpcy I called a debt consolidation company and paid thousands of dollars for a year. Well, they did not settle any of my credit cards and here I am today! To make things worse I was worried about loosing my home. Mr. Waldner got me in touch with his appraiser and it turned out that I was able to keep my house. Actually I did not give up anything because I guess he was able to use an alternate form of "exemptions" that allowed me to keep all of my valuables. Mr. Waldner was referred to me by a close friend who filed for bankruptcy some time ago and I really am happy I made this decision and filed with Mr. Waldner's office
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Posted by John | June 14, 2011
John
Mr. Waldner is not only competent and professional, but also very responsive. I feel he has my best interest at heart. I appreciate the explanations and alternatives he lays out.
Posted by Dan | June 12, 2011
Helped me understand that I did not need to file for bankruptcy
I was referred to the Law Office of William Waldner by an attorney friend. He reviewed my situation and explained to me that I did not pass the means test and therefore I could not qualify for bankruptcy. He explained that I just needed to challenge the lawsuit against me (brought by a credit card company) because they did not serve me properly. I did this and the case was dropped and I now do not owe on the debt that was concerning me. I also incurred no legal fees through the process. Rarely have I encountered honest attorneys' but this is definitely one of the good ones!
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Posted by Patricia | June 11, 2011
Safe, Confidential Trustrorthy Lawyer
I really was in a bad place before I started interviewing Lawyers to see if I could qualify for Chapter 7. When I went to Mr. Waldner he was on time, honest and compassionate. i explained my case and then he rattled off like 40 questions to make sutre there were no problems with my filing. Once we finished with that he reviewed all of my court documents and let me know how to deal with the other lawyers. He really took the time to guide me through the process. I can tell he is not just another lawyer out to make a buck but that he really loves his job and wantwed to help me.
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Posted by Jake | May 23, 2011
Bankruptcy Expert
Mr. Waldner really knows his business and is an expert in navigating the complicated ins and outs of personal bankruptcy. He has shown us all of our financial options and made us feel very comfortable moving forward with our decision. I would reccomend Mr. Waldner to anyone.
Posted by John | May 13, 2011
Best, most Profesional Lawyer for Bankruptcy
I came to Mr. Waldner's office about a year ago with over $60,000 in Credit card debt and $4,000 in tax debt, not to mention my medical bills. As of now I am completely debt free! He was extremely courteous and professional and I really knew he would do a great job from the start. I also felt extremely prepared at the court meeting. Most of the other people at the meeting seemed unprepared and there cases were not closed that day. Mine was quick and closed that day!!
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Posted by Tim | May 10, 2011
THE BEST ATTORNEY!
He really was there to guide me through the bankruptcy process. William was very flexible with the payment plan and stopped all of my creditors from harassing me. If you are ever in need of a bankruptcy attorney Mr. Waldner is the Best!!
Posted by Jennifer Donahue | May 3, 2011
Highly Recommend Will Waldner
I have known Will for over 6 years and I can honestly say that he is one of the sharpest and most savvy attorneys I have ever met. His attention to detail, legal knowledge and ability to think on his feet make him an excellent attorney; his dedication to justice and his desire to achieve the best possible results for his clients makes him an excellent person. Without hesitation, I would recommend Will to anyone seeking honest, skilled and successful legal representation.
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Posted by Sharon | April 30, 2011
amazing attorney
I definitely would recommend the Law Office of William Waldner because he did an excellent job in handling my case. He was honest, professional and reasonable He personally came to the 3:41 meeting with me and other peoples' attornies did not. He also was able to file my petition right away without any delays. Sharon S.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of William Waldner
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • Western Michigan University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • In Re Pelardis
  • Debtor won
  • Al Chapter 13 Cases
  • Most confirmed, some pending
  • In Re Shafer; 10-12166-ajg; SDNY
  • Discharge Granted
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Associations

  • Forbes Business Council
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Forbes Business Council
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • 2011 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2008 - Present
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of New York City
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • rising star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in New York
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor-Chapter 13 Banktuptcy
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (27)
Endorse William
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is a knowledgeable and meticulous lawyer with over a decade of solid experience. He treats his clients with respect and works hard for them. I highly recommend Will to anyone who is having trouble with debt and is considering bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. William is a conscientious, professional, honest and diligent lawyer. He knows very well the areas he practices in. Pleasure working with him."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Waldner is an excellent lawyer. He is extremely diligent and does everything possible to get great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Waldner is a hard working, compassionate and client oriented advocates. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Waldner is an extremely talented attorney who provides great advice. Even though I have been practicing for 24 years and I am a former judge and magistrate, I learn from him every day. I would recommend him to anyone in his area."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You won't find an attorney who works harder than Mr. Waldner. His success is largely a result of his preparedness and his heartfelt desire to help his clients."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is truely dedicated to the community, his clients and his work. What a great addition to the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have discussed complicated Bankruptcy issues with Mr. Waldner on many occasions. He is very knowledgeable about the nuances of the law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Lots of young lawyers fail to see the big picture due to a limited view of the world. Mr Waldner has his eyes wide open to a more complex view of reality, and is willing to spend the time to look for traps that other attorneys might ignore. Kudos!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William Waldner is a great Attorney, and in particular, a great Bankruptcy Attorney. The decision to file Bankruptcy is difficult. It can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming. Mr. Waldner has a great command of what Bankruptcy is. He can help explain what it will mean to you, and whether it is your best option or not. He will work to you get the best possible outcome through his representation. There are few out there like him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Waldner and I worked together on an employment dispute. He is an excellent attorney who consistently brings Intelligence and creativity to the table."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Waldner is an exceptional attorney. I have found him to be smart, thorough and extremely knowledgeable about the law. He simply doesn't miss a trick. I have also been impressed with his desire and ability to help his clients find the right solution for their unique issues. The highest compliment that I can give him is simply to say that he should be your bankruptcy attorney."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Waldner is an attorney's attorney. In addition to referring clients to Mr. Waldner with the full confidence that he will zealously advocate in their best interest, I would also personally seek his representation were I ever to find myself in need of his specialized services in New York."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Waldner is a great attorney for anyone contemplating filing for bankruptcy. He is bright, dedicated, and an aggressive advocate for his clients. I personally have discussed numerous issues pertaining to New York Bankruptcy Law with Mr. Walder, and I can confirm without reservation Mr. Walder's expertise, as well as his ability to "think outside the box." He gets a strong endorsement."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Waldner is a skilled and competent attorney, who can be trusted and able to get the job done. He is knowledgeable and experienced not only in Chapter 13, but Chapter 7 as well. He is a considerate and caring professional – attributes not easily found. William is a zealous advocate, who provides his clients with effective, individualized and compassionate representation during their time of financial turmoil. If I or a friend or family member were in need of a bankruptcy lawyer, I would not hesitate in recommending him. I am confident that clients will be served by his extensive knowledge and experience."
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New York Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer William Watt Waldner
William Watt Waldner
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation