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Peter John Schuyler

Litigation Attorney at Croton On Hudson, NY

5.0   28 reviews

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Kitson & Schuyler P.C. is a full-service law firm located in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, in the heart of the lower Hudson Valley. We offer clients professional, cost-efficient representation and personal attention to all aspects of the legal matters we handle. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in courts from New York City to Dutchess County, as well as in mediation and arbitration of both commercial and individual claims. We have guided clients through a variety of business and real estate transactions, establishing a reputation as effective advocates for our clients regardless of the nature of the issues presented. Call today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Licensed for 23 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1999
Updated 06/05/2022

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

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Kitson & Schuyler P.C.
321 South Riverside Ave
Croton On Hudson, NY, 10520-2943

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Posted by Anil | November 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Focused Attorney !
Peter is a professional attorney who knows his job thoroughly. I availed Peter's services for a Misdemeanor case wherein, during interactions, I found him honest, fair, a good listener, diplomatic, and a man of reason. He made himself available for discussions well after his office hours on more than a couple of occasions. In short, I would highly recommend him for any legal matters. Thank you!
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Posted by Margaret | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent results!
I contacted Kitson and Schuyler and Peter Schuyler after getting a traffic violation and got great results in Croton, where I work. I met with him once and he managed the entire process for me and I couldn't be happier. Definitely contact this firm if you have any reason to need them for any traffic related issue! Thank YOU!
Posted by Holly | March 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A no-nonsense Lawyer!
Shortly after moving into our home my husband was approached by police officers for "trespassing" on a neighbor’s property (which was actually our property) We called Kitson and Schuyler P.C. For this case we had Peter who was very responsive and reassuring to us both. He was very professional and profoundly serious or direct! A no-nonsense Lawyer! My husband was freed of all charges and the neighbor was told to take their property off our property. In April of 2020 we were devastated by a Garage fire which took all my husband’s tools and a lot of our personal belongings as we do not have an attic or a basement. We were in constant back and forth with the insurance company who was making us jump through a million hoops. After contacting Peter, the hoops went away! We received the compensation we deserved thanks to Peter! After our fire in 2020 we were robbed. Someone stole my husband’s new chainsaw, and we contacted the police. We once again called on Peter wo worked very closely with the police and the DA! He was in constant communication with us every step of the way! The DA also informed me of how excellent our lawyer was! I was pleased to hear this from someone else's point of view, especially a DA! They all worked together and were able to locate and return our Chainsaw! We were blessed! No matter where life takes us when we need a Lawyer Kitson and Schuyler P.C. will always be our 1st choice! When our friends and family need representation Kitson & Schuyler P.C. will always be our recommendation!
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Posted by Ann | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I contacted Peter for a matter that involved my son. Peter was helpful, knowledgeable and professional. He worked not just with me but also with my son, and answered all our questions and responded to our calls in a timely manner. He got great results and not only that, but when the matter was resolved with only one court date, he refunded half our retainer. I highly recommend Peter Schuyler, for his professionalism, kindness, and excellent ethics.
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Posted by Michele | November 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great find!
I contacted Peter for an employment matter regarding an imminent wrongful termination. From very early on in the conversation, I knew that he is who I will be hiring when the time comes. My consultation with him free, informative, and full of great advice. He took his time, answered my questions, and was very professional and compassionate about my dire situation. I will definitely choose him to be in my corner and I feel no need to continue interviewing attorneys for my legal matter.
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Posted by Christopher | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easement issue resolved!
We had a complicated real estate easement issue our initial attorney overlooked so we approached several attorneys in the area. Most said they could not litigate the issue, so we kept searching. We even ran across one sub-par attorney that took our significant retianer fee THEN said we had no case. Fortunately, one of the attorneys we spoke to recommended Kitson and Schuyler. K&S listened to our issue, thought about a strategy and agreed to take on the challenge. Kitson and Schuyler successfully litigated our case and obtained the results we were looking for. In 6 months, we had closure and were able to move on with our business. I highly recommend this team!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A very responsible attorney!
I can’t hire Mrs Schuyler due to distance, because he was very far from where I live but I’ve Spoke with him. He was very patient, wise, and honest. He took the time to answered every single of my concerns and gave me advise patiently, Although it was only half an hour consultation I have received more than enough. very appreciated!
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Posted by Danielle | August 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Supportive Legal Services
Peter, of Kitson & Schuyler P.C., served as my lawyer in a landlord/tenant dispute. He was fair and honest when providing legal services. With his help I won my small claims case; I am grateful for his legal support.
Posted by ROSIE | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER !!!!
I recommend Kitson & Schuyler !!! Great lawyers firm, Peter was great at detail and answering all my questions, super friendly and helped me resolve my case against my previous landlord to get our money back !!! Thank you very much, definitely recommend !!!!
Posted by Chaz | July 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extensive Legal and Common Sense
Peter is a no-nonsense attorney who possesses as much common sense as he does legal knowledge. He is honest, fair, a good listener, diplomatic, and a man of reason. I used Peter's services and expertise for pre-marital affairs, and his rates were very reasonable and he made himself available well after his office hours on more than a couple of occasions. Peter and his wife make a great team, and their expertise, professionalism, and accessibility will reassure that you made the right choice.
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Posted by Lindsay | January 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and person
Pete has been amazing through a very difficult time in my life. He didn't give up on me when I wanted to give up on myself. He is professional, knowledgeable and goes above and beyond. I have used Pete for many of my cases and was always happy with the outcome. He never tired of my troubles and was always willing to give me valuable advice. He is a great lawyer and I would recommend him in a heart beat!
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Posted by Maria Elena DiBella | January 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We Didn't Give Up - No Regrets!
I highly recommend Peter and Roseanne Schuyler law firm. A husband and wife team - they are both well respected in the community, down to earth, honest, kind, knowledgeable and hardworking. On behalf of homeowners, I engaged them in a condominium matter. They had the tenacity and drive to fight against an original court ruling. The Schuyler team filed a follow up claim challenging the decision, which resulted in a favorable outcome for the community. I trusted their professional advice, and thanks to Peter and Roseanne, I didn't give up! I would do it again in a heart beat with the Schuyler team by my side. And the case was resolved with reasonable rates too. No regrets!
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Posted by Liz | November 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and highly recommended
Peter Schuyler represented me regarding a pet rule issue with the Board of Directors at my condominium in Westchester, NY. He was very successful in winning the case. I am very grateful for his services. He was very professional and extremely intelligent and I have referred him to several other people.
Posted by Malik R Forbes | November 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
He gave me the advice that I needed
Posted by Alex | October 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear, detailed, and effective
Peter recently advised me on an easement issue. He communicated a pathway to the desired outcome very clearly and did not spare any neccessary detail. He was generous with his time and attention.
Posted by Allison | September 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly and helpful representation! Simply the best!
Peter Schuyler assisted me with a speeding ticket. He was helpful and made the entire process painless. The court date fell during a scheduled family vacation. I was able to sign a waiver and Mr. Schuyler represented me in court. He argued my case down to a fine when I was facing multiple points. He saved my driving record and my family vacation! He was absolutely worth it!! Thank you, Peter!
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Posted by john | September 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Guy, Great Lawyer, Very knowledgeable
I went to him to consult on filling out my correctional officer papers and he helped me tremendously! Very kind, great attitude, and never got tired of my questions. He answered all my question thoroughly and made sure that everything I filled out was correct and in the right spots. I learned a lot as well. I left his office with useful information about the law that didn't even pertain to the situation at hand which was great because he enlightened me. Will be contacting again if I have anymore questions about the law or need a lawyer for a case !!!
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Posted by Charlie Frattini | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing.
Peter did an amazing job getting traffic tickets plea bargained after my unsuccessful attempts to do so. In fact he was able to get two of them dismissed!!! After twenty minted on the phone he agreed to take my issues on and told me not to worry about them. He wasn't kidding!!! His level of integrity was superior and his rates more than fair. Thank you Perter. I hope to never use you again.....but if I need a lawyer, it'll be you! Charlie
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
Slumlord in Westchester?
We had a deadbeat landlord that needed to be taught a little lesson about how to treat tenants. People doubted we had a case but after a legal beat down at the hands of talented Peter Schuyler, that landlord might just think twice before ripping off his next tenant. Mess with the bull, ya get the horns.
Posted by Jeff | March 3, 2015
Excellent experience
Absolutely fantastic experience during a landlord/tenant dispute. Peter was extremely thoughtful in how he approached our case, and we were very pleased with his diligence throughout. I would highly recommend K&S.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kitson & Schuyler P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Becker & Poliakoff LLP
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Of Counsel
  • Nagel Law Office, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Partner
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Hopgood Calimafde Judlowe & Mondolino LLP
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • LLP
  • 1998
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  • B.S.
  • 1987
  • SUNY Morrisville
  • A.S.
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • DiBella v. Bd. of Managers of Discovery Cove at Half Moon Bay (Westchester County Supreme Court 2764-2015)
  • Court order condo to produce records.
  • In re Zoller's Marine Center, Inc. (Westchester Supreme Court 68257-2014)
  • Favorable monetary settlement for client.
  • Garcia v. Dawson Realty LLC (Orange County Supreme Court 1342-2012)
  • Favorable defense settlement after jury trial.
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Associations

  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Patents Committee
  • 2007 - 2009
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer Committee
  • 2006 - 2007
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Awards

  • Clients' Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • McDermott Will & Emery Roundtable at Princeton, NJ
  • U.S. Patent Case Law: 2007 Year-In-Review
  • 2008
  • McDermott Will & Emery Roundtable at Princeton, NJ
  • Accusations of Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution and the Attorney-Client Privilege
  • 2008
  • McDermott Will & Emery Roundtable at Durham, NC
  • Deriving Value From Patents in a Changing U.S. and International Landscape
  • 2008
  • McDermott Will & Emery Roundtable at Princeton, NJ
  • Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Due Diligence and Early Case Assessment
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Commercial real estate Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter is a zealous advocate for his clients, all while being courteous and cooperative. He is very knowledgeable and looks to "problem solve." I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Peter for several years as we both practice law in a small town. Peter is an intelligent and zealous advocate for his clients and is also a great guy. For these reasons, I fully endorse and recommend Peter to my friends and fellow community members."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter is an excellent, knowledgeable, skillful, and meticulous attorney. Not only do I endorse him but I would feel comfortable referring clients, who are involved in civil litigation, to him"
Litigation
Landlord or tenant
Criminal defense
Speeding and traffic ticket
Landlord or tenant