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Jeffrey D. Buss heads the Litigation Department and the Energy Practice Group at Smith, Buss & Jacobs. Mr. Buss has successfully tried numerous jury and non-jury trials before the State and Federal Courts, and successfully drafted and argued appeals before the Appellate Divisions for the First, Second and Third Departments, the New York State Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Buss is currently General Counsel for Coop City, the largest residential cooperative in the United States with more than 55,000 residents, and General Counsel for the Vostecs Corporation, a multinational energy and water services corporation. Mr. Buss is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and a former Reginald H. Smith Fellow, and has been recognized as a superlawyer by his peers at


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    36 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
  3. Energy: 15%

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733 Yonkers Ave
Yonkers, NY, 10704-2635


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselRiverbay Corporation2007 - Present
General CounselVostecs2005 - Present
ArbitratorUnited States District Court Eastern District of New York2000 - Present
Partner/OwnerSmith, Buss & Jacobs,LLP1991 - Present
AttorneyReginald Heber Smith Fellow1977 - 1979
Staff CounselPublic Utility Law Project1976 - 1984
InvestigatorNew York City Board of Correction1974 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
NYS Home Energy Assistance Block Grant Advisory CommitteeMember1984 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkArbitratorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Griffin v City of New Yorkwon
Nadler v FDICset precedent in 2nd Circuit
Anco Painting v KamenN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
New York UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1976