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Steven E. Waldinger

Residential real estate Attorney at Mount Kisco, NY

5.0   26 reviews

Licensed for 34 years

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Practice areas
  1. Residential real estate
    40%
    Representing Boards of Condominiums, HOA's and Co-ops in all aspects of community association law.

  2. Landlord or tenant
    25%
    Advising commercial and residential landlords concerning interpretation of leases and litigating non-payment and holdover summary proceedings.

  3. Litigation
    25%
    Litigating civil disputes on behalf of commercial entities and individuals.

  4. Commercial real estate
    10%

Steven E. Waldinger has been honored as a New York Metro Super Lawyer each year from 2014 through 2022.

 

Shapiro Gettinger & Waldinger, LLP is pleased to announce that Steven E. Waldinger has been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list in the area of Civil Litigation in each year from 2014 through 2022. Super Lawyers rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. It is an honor bestowed on no more than five percent of New York attorneys.

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Licensed for 34 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1988
Updated 06/05/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/28/2022

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Posted by Shannon | April 26, 2022
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Landlord Tenant Law
I have been to court with Steven as a landlord a multitude of times over the last few years. I have been a landlord for 20 years and I have never had an attorney this knowledgeable and precise. We have never lost a case with him. He shows professionalism and integrity with every case and I am very grateful for him.
Posted by Jennifer | April 7, 2022
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Quick and Effective
Steven Waldinger helped us evict a tenant who wasn't paying rent. It was an extremely difficult situation but Waldinger made it happen. What a relief! Thank you!
Posted by Walter | March 29, 2022
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Operations Manager
I was tasked in looking for an attorney regarding a lease landlord issue. I found Mr. Waldinger via on online search. Mr. Waldinger responded immediately to my inquiry and took the time to listen to the issues at hand and asked indepth questions to better understand the situation. I found Mr. Waldinger and associates of the firm to be polite and professional in all verbal and written communication. Mr. Waldinger clearly explained how his firm would handle the case and was always diligent and prompt in keeping us informed. Additionally, he was confident in what outcome he could provide and delivered in this matter. I highly recommend Mr. Waldinger for any lease landlord issues as well any additional legal services they provide.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
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So Thankful to have found Steven
My husband and I recently faced a complicated issue at our home in which we couldn't get someone to leave. We had given the person a temporary place to stay and it turned into a very difficult and complex situation. We were referred to a different attorney at the firm who was out of town when I called. Steven took the call and immediately helped create an action planning, including having this unwanted guest served the very next day. He continued to be thoughtful, prompt, very responsive, and always balanced in his assistance. We are so thankful to have found Steven and the firm of Shapiro Gettinger Waldinger & Monteleone.
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Posted by Kristina | September 24, 2021
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Exceptional
We have worked with Mr. Waldinger and his firm for many years for collection matters and general HOA business matters and have had many successful cases settled, collecting over 300K in bad debt. The office support staff goes out of their way to assist also. I can not say enough positive things about Mr. Waldinger and his firm!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2021
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Superior advocate
I was very impressed with Steven's assistance with a Co-op matter. He provided expert legal advice and was extraordinarily prompt and attentive. Steven began work on my case immediately after our first meeting and responded to my emails very quickly. I would recommend Steven highly.
Posted by Jordana | July 28, 2021
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Fantastic Lawyer
We had such an amazing experience with Steven Waldinger helping us navigate issues with our Condo Board. He really knows the law, is very intelligent and immeasurably helpful. We closed the issues with complete victory, and he was not looking to rake us over the coals financially. I cannot recommend him enough. Nobody ever hopes to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do, do not hesitate to call him. He is a wonderful advocate and very quickly and efficiently eliminated the stress of our living situation and my husband and I couldn't be happier. He is the best!
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Posted by DB | June 19, 2021
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Excellent Advocate-Smart, quick, fought for me
Steven Waldinger took on a difficult case involving a condominium that was mishandled by my previous lawyer. He quickly and effectively learned the issues, communicated effectively with the opponent, and brought a long case to a close in short order. He did not give up and was willing to fight for me. I am so happy I found him.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2020
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Tough and efficient
Steve cut right to the heart of the matter on a complicated real estate case and took us to the goal line with minimal stress or fuss. He’s tough and efficient — just the kind of attorney I want on my side of the table.
Posted by Charles | September 4, 2020
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Property manager
From my first contact with him his response was second to none. Very knowledgeable of the issues we had and resolved them in a very short period of time. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by William | February 8, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
Steve has represented my Condominium for many years providing knowledgeable, responsive and timely professional legal advice. The importance of having good, reachable counsel as our Condominium does not have a professional Property Manager is vital for us and how using Steve's services has benefited our community. Steve is more than an attorney, he is the type of person you would be proud to have as a friend.
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Posted by Luke | November 23, 2019
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who ever defends himself in a court of law has a fool as a client
i hired Steven to represent me in an eviction case in mt kisco ny…… in my case i found in steven that went the case was at its worst Steven was at his best.... he did a professional job with a perfect outcome.....Steven knows the law the courtroom landscape and most of all knows people.... this command of the law has ended my search for an attorney …. hopefully my legalities are behind but if a new one shall arise i know who to call Steven Waldinger from Mount Kisco ny... At a difficult time in my life i was lucky to have Steven Waldinger by my side Luke
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Posted by Jean | November 4, 2019
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Landlord attorney
Steven represented me in a landlord tenant matter. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable he was always responsive to my questions and concerns. I am also an attorney and would highly recommend him
Posted by Lorraine | July 11, 2019
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Tenant Resolution
Steven is super responsive and honest. He went above and beyond to help us achieve our goal.
Posted by Victor | January 30, 2019
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Property Owner
I retained Mr. Waldinger to handle a difficult tenant who was in default of their lease. The matter was quickly resolved and I was very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Mr. Waldinger.
Posted by Kevin | January 28, 2019
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A very good outcome navigated by a very good lawyer.
We retained Steven to pursue an eviction after we purchased a house in foreclosure and the prior owner would not move out. I am an attorney but was too close to the matter and Steven came highly recommended for his landlord/tenant expertise. He was efficient, professional, available and compassionate. He treated my wife and I very well and treated the holdover tenant with respect while getting exactly what we were entitled to have; possession of the house with minimal delay and no wasted effort. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2016
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Very Strong firm and Lawyer
I am a Condo owner for 8 years at the Retreat at Carmel N.Y. We are still under builders control and some common elements are past the builders warranty.Our HOA Board in which one the builders employees was President at the time.The board fail to fix and correct our plastic gutters.So we hired Steven and his Firm and we sued the HOA.As it turn out the Builder replaced our gutters as well as 36 other Condos wih the similar issues. This all came to do with Steven's hard work,and his great follow up and Tenacious manner. At the end we settled for the best including getting a 2 year warranty on these new replacement gutters. I would highly recommend Steven and his firm. As a side bar our HOA has Hired his firm as our Condo's Transition Attorney.
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Posted by Jan | October 26, 2016
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An Attorney's Attorney
This review is FAR overdue—my apologies. Hence, I’ll “cut to the quick.” As an attorney myself (CA & NY) for over 35 years, I have a rather “high bar” to even consider retaining the services of an attorney or expert. Steven’s professional skills, honesty and ethical conduct far exceed that “bar.” I’ve been very impressed and pleasantly surprised by (a) the quality and cost of engaging Steven’s services; (b) the fact that Steven actually places the best interests of his client(s) first, as every fiduciary should; and (c) his demonstration of a sustained commitment to the Rules of Professional Conduct, without attempting to justify violations to gain a strategic advantage, respectively. I do not suffer fools nor self-aggrandizing behavior and consider the practice of law an “honorable profession,” notwithstanding its ongoing assault by the sleazy tactics of many “so called” trial counsel. From my first trial in the early 80s to likely the last one pending, I’ve loved my job—helping those whose legal claims are meritorious and not motivated by greed, revenge or an ideology of “victimhood,” entitling the claimant to compensation per se (e.g., every injury is always the fault of someone else) . Although I’ve never specifically discussed this issue with Steven, my opinion is based upon facts over many years: I’ve never sensed the Rule of Law was less important than collecting a fee to Steven. Ergo, he is professional, knowledgeable and charges clients reasonable fees/costs.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2016
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Highly Recommend
Steve Waldinger was an attorney of mine. He handled a legal situation where I was dealing with a very difficult person and he was very effective. He also handled things in a very timely way and was very responsive to my questions.
Posted by Bryan | August 12, 2016
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Balanced, Practical Advice
Our management firm regularly hires several law firms to act on our clients' behalf on issues related to governance, enforcement, ADA compliance, collections, and other matters. Steven and his partners are our default firm because of their practical advice, generally suggesting non-litigious solutions rather than costly (and unpredictable) court actions. The firm is thoughtful in their communication and mindful in their billing. They have provided services to our clients for over 20 years with excellent results.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shapiro Gettinger & Waldinger, LLP
  • 1988 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
  • 1987 - 1988

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Manhattanville College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Associations

  • Manhattanville College
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2015 - Present
  • Conservatory of Dance
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Holocaust Commission
  • President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Northern Westchester Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Northern Westchester Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Publications

  • New York Law Journal
  • Representing the Board in Condominium Foreclosure Actions
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • CAI-Hudson Valley, New York
  • "How To Squeeze Blood from a Stone, Alternative Collection Techniques"
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Litigation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Waldinger represented an opposing party in a matter in litigation. The commitment he showed to his client was outstanding. And his work in the case was thorough and at the highest level. I certainly endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Atty Waldinger for over 20 years, he is a very skilled attorney, and very knowledgable in the area of real estate litigation. Steven Waldinger, Esq. is a credit to the legal profession, and i endorse him 100%."
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Mount Kisco Residential real estate Lawyer Steven E. Waldinger
Steven E. Waldinger
Residential real estate Attorney
Mount Kisco, NY
Licensed for 34 years