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David Sheridan Waltzer

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Waltzer Law Group PC

  • State Years
    New York - NY 20 years
    New Jersey - NJ 20 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    21 years, 20,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    21 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    21 years, 5 cases

Thank you for taking interest in my background.  I am an attorney with over fifteen years of experience helping people and businesses overcome financial distress. Attorneys on our team have over 20 years of experience each. We have helped thousands of people out of debt. We take all our calls, offer free consultations, payment plans and many other options that make our services convenient and accessible. I also have a strong business background including an MPA and several years of consulting experience. One of my favorite things to do is help distressed organizations find a path towards solvency. Whether you are a CEO or someone living on Social Security, we will always treat you with respect, patience and personal investment in your outcomes.  

Media Mentions: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Westchester Business Journal, CNN

Personally I am a dedicated father of four wonderful children, an avid outdoorsman, and a singer-songwriter. The origins of my interest in law were to promote social justice. I started out as a consultant at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, worked at the United Nations, and have supported numerous businesses and organizations over the years.  I love my bankruptcy practice because it is an area of law where I can help people every day.


Waltzer Law Group
450 7th Ave.
Suite 2710
New York, NY, 10123
Waltzer Law Group
15 Warren St
Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Waltzer Law Group
1 Central Avenue
Suite 307
Tarrytown, NY, 10591
Waltzer Law Group
187 East Market St
Suite P-850
Rhinebeck, NY, 12572
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Posted by Gary | January 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficent and comppasionate
The most difficult decision I have ever made was filing for bankruptcy. I was overwhelmed with guilt and shame. I was also dealing with very aggressive ( and unscrupulous collectors). David was very gentle and explained my options. He allowed ME to make the decision. What turned the tide for me was when we reviewed the debt and my payments over 25 years which showed I had paid the original debt 4 times over and was still no closer to paying down the principal. I also came to find out that personal financial debt and the stress that goes with it is one of the best kept secrets with families. No one wants to talk about their debt (guilt and shame). I am a good man who made some poor financial decisions that were going to ruin any chance of a reasonable retirement. David (and his staff) treated me with dignity and respect. They walked me through every step of the process and took my calls when I had questions or concerns (there were many). It has been almost two years since my bankruptcy. Since then I have not incurred ANY debt, do not have or want credit cards, have been contributing to my retirement plan, have a small savings and this year stayed within my budget with a small surplus as of years end yesterday. What a relief. This review is long overdue and I wanted to tie up loose ends going into the new year. While filing bankruptcy is a mechanical, cold, unfeeling process David and his staff understood and supported me personally with the sometimes overwhelming feelings I had around this decision. A tip of the cap and a word of thanks to David and his staff.
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Posted by Diana | August 10, 2015
I can now focus on my health because there are no financial burdens!
David Waltzer and his team were very efficient in gathering my information for my case. Any questions and concerns I had were answered precisely. They were patient and exact about the time frame and the outcome of my bankruptcy case. I was very skeptical because I have never filed for bankruptcy before. If I listened to all the negative information shared with me I wouldn't be as happy or feel as free to start fresh as I am now. David was well informed, sincere, direct and busy throughout the process, but he made me believe in, I have trust issues lol. David and his staff saved my life from financial burden and I am very thankful to have found this particular law group. Communication via email was fast, phone calls were answered, and I even skyped with David about my case. I never skyped with anyone before lol. I am grateful and thankful.
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Posted by Tara | May 15, 2014
My Experience
As a woman with goals and dreams I knew I had to do something to help myself with my credit card debt. I have been through debt before where I was able to take out loans to pay it off, but now those loans have caught up to me. One day I was speaking to a friend and she had told me about all of her debts and referred me to David Waltzer. This was about 2 years ago. I wrote down my numbers and realized I was in some serious debt and needed help. I contacted Waltzer Law and I an was very helpful. I got consultation and a fee. This seemed like the right step for me. I just had to work up the courage to go through with it. I spoke to my family and as one we decided this was the right choice for me. I am very happy with the decision I made. Everyone at Waltzer Law was very helpful and always reassured me that everything was going to be okay. I was very nervous as my hearing date approached, but again they reassured me it was going to be fine. When I received my notice of discharge in the mail I felt like I was given a second chance in life! Thank you so much for all your help Waltzer Law!
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Posted by La Shawn | April 15, 2014
My bankruptcy experience
As a young woman with goals and dreams I knew I had to do something to help myself. My first step was getting my credit to where it needed to be. One day as I was home not doing anything I decided to look up bankruptcy. This was a few months ago so I can't remember the specific details but I came across a website that gave me a few different attorney office I remember putting in my phone number and someone called me right away from David Waltzer office. I got consultation and I asked the fee and told them I would be in contact with them. For about a few days I went back and forth with myself and finally decided to just do it and get it over with. I am happy that I made that decision. From day one every single person that I spoke to and dealt with on a one and one basic was so helpful. They were reliable,always got information to me in a timely manor and most importantly they were honest. I was so scared when it was close to doing my hearing I thought the outcome would be bad and I reached out to one of the attorneys to express my concerns and she reassured me that I would be fine. Everything turned out great and I have no regrets. I am debt free and happy because I feel like a new person and I am starting a new life and this time I know I will make all the right decisions.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2014
Heaven Sent!
Yes!!!! Today I received my discharge letter, oh how good it feels to start anew. It took me a while to get over my nerves and actually go through with claiming bankruptcy but today I am beyond grateful that I did it. I couldn't have done it without Ian, Arthur and David by my side, all of them had so much patience with me. With me always going back and forth with going through with the bankruptcy or not. They are truly heaven sent, the patience of an Angel indeed. They have a professional appearance when representing you in court they are so worth every penny and I dare to say even more. Thank you guys, you helped me get my life back in order and for that I'm forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2013
Simply the best!
I would recommend Waltzer Law Group to anyone not only are they very professional they are also patient, caring and loyal to their clients. Being a procrastinator (my biggest flaw) it took me a very long time to finally go ahead with the bankruptcy but lucky for me they never gave up on me. They were there to listen to my concerns as a friend would and never pressuring me into claiming bankruptcy instead giving advice to me a single mother, they knew my situation and they understood me, understood my fears and my concerns. They are well worth the money I wish I would have had the guts to claim bankruptcy sooner but I am beyond grateful that they were patient enough with me and never gave up on my case as I was constantly procrastinating (nerves and fear will do that to you) . I have no regrets (besides not doing this sooner). Words can not express the sense of relief I feel now. My phone lines are no longer ringing at all times of the day my mailbox is not full of collections....again words can not express what I feel. I will say I am beyond grateful beyond relieved and ready for my new beginnings with no debt. The staff, the attorneys are simply the best I could not have not made a better choice. Thanks to my friends over at Waltzer Law Group.
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2013
The law office helped ne with my own bankruptcy a few years ago, but most recently helped me with my father's. They are amazing. Bankruptcy is a scary term...let alone the process. This firm literally walks you through every single step. Simply phenomenal people/staff.
Posted by Lisa N | July 12, 2013
Excellent law group David Waltzer and staff
I am beyond satisfied and so happy to have found David Waltzer and his staff. After making the difficult decison of filing for bankrupcy I feel fortunate to have had David, Ian , Dee, Natalia and Kateryna holding my hand during the process. Everyone handeling my case was knowlegable and super patient in answering all of my questions, which I had many and there were times that I called the office several time a day. Each time I was treated as the most important person and everyone did a wonderful job at calming my anxieties over the process. They make the process very easy as all paperwork can be submitted via email or fax. I was in great hands with them and highly recommend them to any person considering bankrupcy.
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Posted by M. Perez | May 21, 2013
Exceptional Service/Forever Thankful For My Current Peace Of Mind
I like to offer my most sincere gratitude to the staff members of Waltzer Law Group. They were extremely helpful and understanding since the very start. Mr. Atkins always found the time to answer my questions and concerns politely. They have offices in Brooklyn for client’s convenience. I thank them all for their support and will forever be grateful for my present piece of mind. I recommended them 110%
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Posted by Christopher | March 21, 2013
an excellent attorney in the time of need
Ian, Kateryna, and David are the group of attorneys that gave me back my life. Before I seeked help I was almost in tears with bills adding up and not enough money on hand to pay a good monthly payment without incurring too much interest,. Unfortunately for me I woke up crying and asking myself what did I do with my life and how could I ever have let it get this far.My credit used to be 800. I could literally have anything I wanted and I did but I paid a very big price. I had no choice other than to seek help. One morning before I went to work I googled bankruptcy lawyers in dutchess county. I finally found a website related to bankruptcy and I submitted my information hoping that someone would reach out to help me. About an hour went by and I received a call from this gengleman named Ian F Atkins. He was the lawyer who would eventually taking my case. Ian explained the whole process to me and said don't worry we will get through this. After a few conversations I like what I heard so I accepted him as my lawyer. The whole process must have taken no more than a month and a half. Next thing you know I received a letter from waltzer law group stating I had an appointment for my hearing. I won't Lie and say I wasn't worried about the process because I was, Fortunately for me Waltzer Law Group walked me through the whole process making filing bankruptcy a breeze. I would like let everyone who r reads this that I only write things that are true. If you find yourself in a credit crunch or bills are just getting out of hand don't worry..The Waltzer Law Group is right their to help you and assist you with any questions or concerns that you might have. I can't tell you how annoying I must have been going back and forth with emails and phone calls.I was very happy because their was never a time when I had a concern that wasn't answered promptly. If you need a lawyer to get done what you need to get done.. .don't waste your time searching for an attorney you might think may help you cause their is absolutely no other law group comparible to the Waltzer Law Group. Thanks guys for all your help, I can't begin to tell you how much of a burden this was to carry with me.I was fortunate to find you guys and I wanna say thank you.I highly recommend this lawyer to everyone
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Posted by Chris | March 21, 2013
Excellent service/help!!
Waltzer Law group provided excellent service when it came to our bankruptcy needs. From the beginning the firm was very informative & convenient with almost everything being handled via email or fax. Rapid responses to emails regardless of topics. The entire firm is helpful as various staff members handle different parts of your case. Ease of payment options add to an overall excellent experience. If I may create a phrase for those who are worried about bankruptcy filing: Have No Fear, Waltzer Law Group Is Here!!
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Posted by KE | January 17, 2013
Waltzer Law For Great Bankruptcy Service
I highly recommend this firm for anyone looking into bankruptcy. From the beginning, they were kind, thorough and knowledgeable. They made an otherwise tough experience very manageable. All the encounters I had with each staff member was a positive one. The fees are affordable as well. I wish I knew about them prior to the garnishing of my paychecks and the situation that I had dug myself into.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2012
Excellent lawyer
Family friends referred me to David Waltzer’s law group. From the first contacts I had the impression that they are very professional, trustworthy, and knowledgeable, organized and treat me friendly with understanding and compassion. They gave me very good advice, addressed my concerns, explained my options, were available to answer my questions, and helped me through the entire process in a stressful time. It took me a long time to initially contact David Waltzer’s Law group because I was apprehensive but David and his team are a pleasure to interact with. I would strongly recommend Waltzer Law Group.
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Posted by marta | November 1, 2011
Review of Waltzer Law Group
My husband, Dave, and I would never have imagined that we would be in the position in which we found ourselves. When we called Waltzer Law Group, the energy and enthusiasm we felt immediately from David Waltzer and his staff was beyond belief. The firm immediately started working on our case, and we found that, if we worked hard along with them, the process moved quicker than we could have ever dreamed of. My husband, Dave, kept saying "this is too good to be true from a lawyer"; but it was true. Waltzer Law Group made us feel and know that they cared for us as human beings, and they put forth tremendous efforts to process our case expeditiously and professionally. Dave and I could not have been more impressed and relieved to be working with such a professional, caring and enthusiastic law firm. We actually felt like we were their only clients. Waltzer Law Group has made a huge difference in our lives, and we pray that more people who find themselves of a financial law firm will find Waltzer Law Group. They will be in good hands. A lot more than five stars are deserved here! Dave and Marta Vernon, NJ
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2011
Grateful for their expertise
Everyone at the firm is "normal" and makes you feel comfortable. They move so quickly that you may not undestand everything that is going on, but just trust that they know what they are doing. I've recently had some major events/challenges in my life, but thanks to Waltzer Law Group, I have a chance at moving forward with my life! If you are thinking about calling them but are hesitant, just call - you will be glad.
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Posted by Bill | December 22, 2009
Great Job.
David and his firm did a excellent job of handling my bankruptcy case. He and his staff made me feel at ease about my case, answered all my questions and concerns, and walked me through each faze. I was amazed that David was always just a phone call away when I had a concern.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2009
David was fantastic. I didnt know Lawyers like this existed.
When I came to Waltzer Law Group, I was at the point of depression about my debts and aggressive creditors. David did a fantastic job on my case. When we went to court other people had to go back again because their papers were not filled out correctly. My case sailed through in 3 minutes. I was in shock. But the best part is that David took ALL my calls. Even sometimes after 8PM. He really cared about my experience and my case. I thought lawyers only cared about money, but he really went the extra mile. I strongly recommend David and his law office to anyone. In fact, I have sent several people to him already and they also love him. If you get David Waltzer, you are truly lucky.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Waltzer Law Group, PC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Managing Attorney, East Coast Division
  • Price Law Group
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Consultant OMGD Human Rights Division
  • United Nation
  • 2002 - 2003


  • Rutgers University, Newark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Leiden University
  • International Law Study
  • 2001
  • City University of New York, Baruch College
  • MA - Masters
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Max 3
  • Successful Chapter 7 - discharge
  • In Re Shannon 2
  • Successful Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  • In RE John 1
  • Successful Chapter 7 - discharge


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Russian
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Hindi
  • Hebrew
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Bankruptcy Provider 2016
  • 2016
  • Award of Excellence
  • NYCR
  • 2016


  • New York Times
  • A Lawyer, and Partner, and also Bankrupt
  • 2014
  • CNN - Money
  • Bankruptcy and Your Credit Score
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Debt Settlement - The True Story That Most Firms Wont Tell
  • Debt Settlement
  • 2018
  • Bankruptcy for People Earning Over $50,000 per year
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Endorse David
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a consummate professional. He knows his craft, cares about his clients, and is highly regarding and respected by his peers. I highly endorse him."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse David Waltzer. He helps every person I refer to him, always finding angles to help, treating people fairly and with respect. Whenever I meet or represent people who need help in Bankruptcy I send them to David Waltzer, my "go-to-guy" for Bankruptcy. With him as their lawyer, they are in good hands. Jeffrey McAdams, McAdams Law"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David Waltzer is an intelligent and experienced lawyer and an empathetic colleague and friend. He has an analytical mind and a warm heart which is very rare in our field."
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