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James G. Dibbini

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Yonkers, NY

5.0   83 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    35%
    We are a full service real estate law firm representing and advising individuals and businesses in Real Estate, Landlord and Tenant matters, Business Organizations, Zoning, Civil Litigation, Tax Certiorari and Division of Housing and Community Renewal matters. The attorneys at James G. Dibbini & Associates, P.C. zealously represent our clients and are committed to giving personalized and prompt attention to every matter.

    25 years, 15,000 cases

  2. Litigation
    35%

    25 years, 500 cases

  3. Real estate
    30%

    25 years, 1,000 cases

Yonkers based real estate attorney with over 18 years of experience in multiple areas including landlord-tenant law, real estate transactions and litigation.  

 

My firm, James G. Dibbini & Associates, P.C., has been helping clients successfully resolve their legal matters for over ­18 years. We have grown significantly over the years not only because of our expertise in the areas surrounding real estate law but also because of our commitment to our clients, which is evident by our client testimonials. We work with each and every one of our clients to help develop a personalized, winning strategy that will help them achieve, or exceed, their legal goals. 

 

Bar Admissions: New York and Connecticut

 

Education:

Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1997

Pace University Lubin School of Business, M.B.A., 1994

Pace University, B.S.- Accounting, 1987

 

Membership:

Yonkers Lawyers Association

Westchester Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

 

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Licensed for 24 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1998
Updated 07/18/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/27/2022

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

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James G. Dibbini & Associates, PC
570 Yonkers Ave
Yonkers, NY, 10704

Reviews

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Posted by D. E. S. | June 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
The legal services that I received from James G. Dibbini & Associates far exceeded my expectations. I had the pleasure of working with Michelle Djonovic and Kunal Yadav. Perhaps the thing that impressed me most about them is that nothing was "sugar coated". They were very straight forward and told me what to expect each step of the way. I was provided with sound, clear, and practical legal advice. They were reassuring, articulate, knowable and effective which gave me peace of mind in a stressful but successful outcome. At any time I needed them they were always available to help quickly. I highly recommend James G. Dibbini & Associates and their staff for all of your legal needs!
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Posted by Alfred | March 28, 2022
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Professionals
This was a eviction/back rent case. From the initial consultation with Jim through the final settlement with Matthew & Alex everyone was professional and courteous. Despite my tenants reluctance over several weeks they vacated and paid the back rent in full, couldn't ask for better result.
Posted by John | August 24, 2021
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Great representation and outcome for zoning variance!
I've used Jim and his associates for various real estate items many times over the last 5 years and have always been happy with the kind demeanor, knowledge and diligence they approach every project with. I place a very large emphasis on kindness in professional relationships, it's served me well in software and product development so it's great to support local businesses that also embody those values. I've recently embarked on a far bigger project with more complexity and risk. I can say now that if Jim and his firm shine with the smaller things, their professionalism is only amplified the more difficult the task is. I felt at ease despite hearing hard truths and was able to approach a very personal project with proper expectations. I felt his representation of my project at the Yonkers zoning board reflected exactly how I carry myself professionally. I knew if we didn't get approval (we did) it wasn't going to be because of Jim or his firm but on the merits of the project, which he aptly highlighted. I would recommend Jim to anyone who wants to get things done, is collaborative and is willing to leverage his experience to get the best outcome.
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Posted by Diana | August 18, 2021
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Michelle Djonovic!!!
Michelle Djonovic!!!! She is so SMART & AMAZING! She possesses all the traits I would want in attorney. I am grateful to have had her represent me on my case. My case was not an easy one. Very challenging and tricky to say the least. But Michelle was very aggressive and created a motion that was thorough and detailed. She took the time to research case after case to present to the court factual case laws. I appreciate the fact that she made herself available to me 24/7. Allowing me to call and text her as needed. Amazing, Aggressive, and Detail Oriented Attorney. I Highly recommend Dibbini & Associates. An amazing law firm with excellent killer attorneys who deliver results.
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Posted by Luke V. | January 3, 2020
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Impeccable Service
James Dibbini, his associates and staff set the bar in legal services. I recently retained JGD to represent me for two real estate closings simultaneously. Thorough, efficient, meticulous, well-organized are some of the many words I can use to describe James Dibbini. Both closings where time sensitive and they got done regardless of the fact that we had less then 60 days to close and end of year holidays to contend with. I have retained many attorneys in my lifetime but none of them compare to the fast-thinking, brilliant James Dibbini, I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Liz | September 24, 2018
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Appreciation
I truly appreciate the time Mr Kunal Yadav, Esq. of James G Dibbini and Associates, PC took to thoroughly prepare for my case and the patience he provided in explaining each step of the process. He helped me to feel confident in a stressful circumstance. Kunal is a hard working, dedicated, and outstanding attorney that exudes professionalism, and I highly recommend his service.
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Posted by Dmitry | January 21, 2018
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Excellent Legal Office
We are extremely happy with the services of James G. Dibbini & Associates. In the end, we had a net financial result that was 5.5 times better than we were expecting to have, prior to consulting with them. I was impressed by how quickly James understood our situation and helped us understand the legal precedent and expectations. Matthew, an associate at the firm, was also excellent. I would happily work with them again in the future, and would wholeheartedly recommend them.
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Posted by Tricia | December 13, 2017
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First Class Service!
We hired James Dibbini to handle the sale of our home and to purchase a new home. From beginning to closing the service we received could not have been any better. When we called with questions we were able to speak to Jim or his associate Gaetano Bizzoco and get the answers we were looking for. From the receptionist to the attorneys, the office was a pleasure to deal with. The office is highly qualified to handle either commercial or residential real estate. I would highly recommend James Dibbini and Associates to handle all of your real estate needs. Moving is difficult! They made it so much easier!! Thank You!
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Posted by Kathy | August 14, 2017
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Excellent Law Firm
My father and i have been represented by Mr. Dibbini and his closely knit team of professionals for over a decade. We were always served with the most efficient manner possible and best interest at heart. The depth of this firms "bench strength" spans a vast number of years of experience, as well as the hiring of the best team of attorneys in the State. This practice ranks as top firm, and i highly recommend them for there excellence in all Real Estate transactions.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2017
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Joseph
Joseph has been a pleasure to deal with. He defines hard work and loyalty. I trust him with all my real estate transactions.
Posted by Osanna & Armen Ovsepian | April 19, 2017
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Very reliable and outstanding
Dibbini and Associates were one of the best team of attorneys I have ever worked with. They are very reliable at any moment you need them and take their work very seriously. Found the team to be very professional, extremely knowledgable and fully prepared. I will highly recommend it to anyone you will not be disappointed.
Posted by Tabatha Jaskowski | April 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service and attention to detail
I recently had the pleasure of working with Mr. Joseph Salameh esq. of James G. Dibbini and associates, our impression was of the utmost in professionalism. I found Joe to be extremely knowledgeable and fully prepared. Joe and the entire firm made me feel comfortable, confident and in very good hands through the entire process. I felt that my case was there priority and was given great attention. I recommend Mr. Joseph Salameh and James G. Dibbini and associates to all!
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Posted by Alan | October 25, 2016
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Inherited difficult tenants
I've used Jim's office for a number of tenants in Yonkers. The previous landlord had filled the building with bad tenants prior to putting the building on the market, just to fill the rent roll. Jim came through and cleared out the non-paying tenants, so I could fill the building properly and get some cash flow. Jim knows NY and Yonkers law, and has been extremely helpful in putting together an airtight lease and documenting rent increases for DHCR. If you're a landlord in NY, it's pretty essential to have someone like Jim in your corner. It's just a fact of doing business here.
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Posted by Samira | August 17, 2016
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Great experience
We purchased our first house last week in Westchester and was introduced to the firm by a friend. We worked with Joe and could not ask for a better experience. He walked us through the closing process and was very knowledgeable in every aspect. Additionally, he was always available to discuss even the smallest details. Overall, we were extremely satisfied and would definitely use his services for our next home!
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Posted by Mohammad | May 11, 2016
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Extremely Detailed Attorney
Dibbini and associates are an excellent team of attorneys. Very detailed, and educated. I use them for commercial leases and a home purchase one time. They know how to get what you want with excellent negotiating tactics!
Posted by Michael | April 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
They under promise and over deliver!
I used Mr. James G Dibbini's Law Firm to close my deal on my house, on April 19th 2016. I chose Mr. Dibbini because of their reputation and found it was well worth it and completely head ache free. The best part is that they are responsive and never leave you in the dark. Their attention to detail is flawless and they are quite meticulous in every step of the deal. They under promise and over deliver. I worked closely with Joseph Sallameh on my deal and he is a strong asset for this firm. I was referred by my father and in turn referred my brother and he is currently working with Joeseph and James on his closing.
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Posted by Angela V. | February 19, 2016
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Excellent Experience
I can't say enough good things about Dibbini & Associates, most especially Joe! To work with attorneys who genuinely care about you through selling and buying simultaneously, is certainly a rarity. Joe wasn't just attentive and kind, but he was understanding and concerned, always looking out for the best interest of me, the client. Having several stressful experiences between selling and buying, consistent, steadfast support was provided on a regular basis. Despite unexpected twists and turns, Joe, Jim and their entire team made sure my needs were always important, my questions always carefully answered and explained thoroughly. Prompt responses were always provided to all and any questions, big or small, whether my inquiries were called in or emailed. I am eternally grateful to this team, and will always refer to friends and family. Thanks, Joe for holding my hand through our crazy experiences! You provided great comfort during an agonizing transitional journey. You guys are the best!!
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Posted by Wayne | January 7, 2016
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Love this firm normally don't like lawyers
Quick response after initial contact. Joe Salameh an Associate in their office handled all aspects of my complicated closing. They accomplished things we didn't think possible so we closed properly and on time. Will continue to use them they are professional, communicative, responsive and NICE!!!
Posted by Steve | December 18, 2015
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Great real estate law firm
I hired Mr. Dibbini's law firm to represent me in both the sale of my condo and the purchase of a single family home. I found my lawyer Joseph Salemeh to be friendly, professional, and very skilled. He guided me and fought for me through a lengthy process, and brought me to a very successful conclusion at two successive closings. I would highly recommend James Dibbini's firm and would certainly consult with them should I need any real estate legal assistance in the future.
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Posted by DK - MapleWood Gardens LLC. | November 28, 2015
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I highly recommend for any Landlord or Property Manager !
I'm not one to ever review anything but the Dibbini Law firm well deserves it for all of their great service to my company. I am totally satisfied and impressed with their people from the administrative side to the various attorneys who have represented us in court. I am especially impressed with the professional manner in which the Dibbini attorney's have conducted themselves in court whether in front of the judge or in negotiating settlements with defendants. I can see for myself that the Judges also appreciate this professionalism and that can only benefit me in court. I have used this firm for almost a year and they have handled about a 20 + cases for me. On the billign side I always know what to expect and there are no surprises. One thing I especially like is that every Dibbini invoice includes a detailed summary of every court appearance or case outcome. Finally, let me say that as a Landlord you might feel that often the court "process" is somewhat stacked against you. With Dibbini, I feel much more empowered to fight the system.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • James G. Dibbini & Associates, P.C.
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Pace University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Commercial landlord tenant holdover summary proceeding
  • The petition was dismissed in favor of our client

Associations

  • Yonkers Owners Association
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Westchester Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • Arabic
  • Italian
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Awards

  • Top Lawyers Selected by Peer Recognition
  • Hudson Valley Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top-Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney
  • Who's Who Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Who's Who Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2016
  • Business Growth Award
  • Yonkers Chamber of Commerce
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in New York
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Avvo Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2011
  • Leadership and Outstanding Service Apreciation
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Leadership and Outstanding Service Appreciation
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • 2006
  • Leadership and Outstanding Service Appreciation
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019
  • Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019
  • 2019
  • City of Yonkers Housing Forum
  • Housing Forum
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (18)
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his high quality work and expertise!"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim has years of experience successfully handling real estate transactions and landlord-tenant matters. He genuinely cares about his clients and their legal goals. I highly recommend Jim and his entire firm."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim has a tremendous wealth of experience in commercial and residential real estate and landlord tenant matters. Smart, thoughtful and meticulous, I admire his knowledge of the law and work ethic. His firm provides exceptional service and solutions for his clients and is always available to his clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is an exceptional, knowledgeable, competent and thoughtful attorney. He is meticulous in maintaining high personal ethical standards, as well as assuring high ethical standards of his staff. Jim has extensive landlord-tenant and real estate transaction experience and is superb when it comes to commercial real estate transactions, especially multi-unit residential buildings. The firm and staff make every effort to deliver grade “A” customer service and strive to make each client feel like they are the firm’s only client. I highly recommend Jim and his firm."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim's reputation for competent counsel in the handling of real estate transactions and landlord/tenant matters is well know to his colleagues. Clients involved in such matters are in able hands with Jim's guidance and advice."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is an experienced, hard-working and thoughtful attorney. He truly cares about his clients and constantly strives to achieve their legal goals. If you want a firm that will keep you up-to-date and informed about your matter, you should give James G. Dibbini & Associates, P.C. a call."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Jim personally and professionally for almost twenty years. We have worked alongside on cases as well as on transactions and i would recommend him without reservation. His work ethic, knowledge and commitment to his clients certainly sets him apart from others in his field. He, his staff of attorneys and other legal professionals in his office have always demonstrated good character and exhibit an understanding of the needs of the client. He is certainly a personal friend but also a trusted and respected business colleague."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He treats his clients and others with respect."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim has tremendous knowledge and experience in real estate law. He is excellent at resolving clients' issues."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Dibbini for years now and know him to have great knowledge of all aspects of real estate and certainly great experience. He has my heartiest recommendation."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse Jim and his entire office and staff. Jim's knowledge and experience in the areas of Landlord/Tenant, Real Estate and Civil Litigation are second to none. Moreover, Jim continually demonstrates an uncanny ability to provide his clients with valuable results. Whether you are in need of an attorney to handle a highly complex commercial real estate transaction or need to evict a problematic tenant, Jim is the "go-to" lawyer you need to hire."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know James for many years and I endorse him without qualifications. He is experienced, knowledgeable and ethical."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known James and worked with his team for many years. He has a wealth of knowledge in the areas of Landlord/Tenant, Building Code and Enforcement issues, Real Estate, Civil Litigation and General Practice. I highly recommend James' newsletters that update our legal community as to the changing statutes and matters that effect our clients. Get to know "Jim", you'll be glad you did."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James Dibbini and his staff of attorneys for their expertise in landlord/tenant matters and real estate transactions. James is the "go to" attorney for all matters in real estate - from the most complex commercial real estate transactions to the eviction of a tenant. Clients who we have referred to James have reported back to us that they have been extremely gratified with the successful outcomes and level of service that they have received."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I recently spent an extended weekend with Jim and a number of other lawyers. I found Jim to be a leader among leaders, frequently asking the questions and offering the comments that moved the work to a higher level."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dibbini is very knowledgeable in the practice areas of real estate and litigation. I regularly consult with him in these areas and I have learned a lot. I highly recommend Mr. Dibbini to anyone seeking a real estate or landlord/tenant attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Other
"It was my pleasure to meet with James at the Rainmaker retreat in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. We talked for a period of time and I was impressed of his knowledge and understanding of Real Estate, Landlor and tenant matters, his area of expertise. We later shared practical and pragmatic tips that I will implement in my firm. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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