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Alden Brent Smith

Debt collection Attorney at New City, NY

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Alden B. Smith

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1984
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Alden

Learn Alden’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Debt collection

    40 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements

    40 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Real estate

    40 years

  4. Litigation

    39 years, 500 cases

  5. Estate planning

    39 years, 300 cases

  6. Foreclosure

    39 years, 50 cases

  7. Landlord or tenant

    39 years, 250 cases

  8. Probate

    39 years, 200 cases

  9. Wills and living wills

When you come to the Law Offices of Alden B. Smith, you can receive the help you need from a knowledgeable and dedicated debt collection attorney in New York. Do not hesitate to seek out the representation your case calls for if you are dealing with a condominium or  homeowner's association issue, an estate matter, a contract dispute or a landlord-tenant dispute. Attorney Smith handles commercial litigation as well and is confidently prepared to take on your case from initial consultation, to negotiation with other parties, to commencement of litigation and through to trial. He also handles real estate law matters and issues pertaining to probate law, and he is prepared to come to your assistance and help you work through whatever difficulties you may be experiencing. Attorney Alden B. Smith received his undergraduate degree from the University of Albany. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at Pace University School of Law. He gained valuable experience working at the law offices of Costa & McKay, Esqs. as an associate attorney. He later established the Law Offices of Alden B. Smith, where he currently provides services to his clients. Attorney Smith has served under several different jurists over a 25 year span as a confidential part-time law clerk in the Rockland County Family Court while working at and growing his private law practice. He has experience and is well equipped to take on your case and support you at this time. Attorney Smith is a member of the  Rockland County and the New York State Bar Associations. He is a past President of the Rockland County Bar Association. He is currently the Chariperson of the Rockland County Bar Association Condominium and Co-op and Co-Chair of the Creditor's Rights, Debt Collection and Bankruptcy Committees.. With so much on the line for your future, you need to act immediately and contact the law office today.

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Law Offices of Alden B. Smith
151 N Main St
1st Floor
New City, NY, 10956-6261


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Posted by Huayi | December 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly reliable and effective
Mr. A. Smith and his team are very professional, knowledgeable and most importantly, reliable. Their responses are quick, on time, thorough, efficient and effective. I hired him 30-years ago to buy a house, now, sale a house and shall have no any hesitation to hire him again when I need. Working with him has been very comfortable because he works hard for my best of interest.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very competent, knowledgeable, detail oriented, and respectful
Mr. Smith was hired to handle a complex and convoluted matter. It was not the first time I had hired him, so I was relieved that he would accept my current case. He and his paralegal Jennifer, are thorough and extremely diligent in what they do. Mr. Smith always responds to emails and questions and yet never made me feel like he was superior to me. He is honest, trustworthy and has a wealth if knowledge of the law. Most importantly, he got me an awesome result that I did not think was possible ( but prayed would).
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Posted by Fred | October 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Services
Alden Smith recently represented me in the sale of my home. In summary, he was detailed, responsive and knowledgeable. In addition, Alden was honest and did not suggest additional costs during my legal representation, being only compensated for the initial agreed upon amount. I couldn't imagine a better experience and would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal councel regarding selling a property.
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Posted by Nina | April 1, 2020
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You’d be foolish to choose anyone else!
I can’t say enough good things about the law office of Alden B Smith! Not only is Alden fantastic, but so is his paralegal Jennifer as well! Together they respond quickly and knowledgeably to all your questions and concerns. We chose Alden due to his vast knowledge and incredible work ethic! He was our lawyer in both the buying and selling of our home, and let me just say, if it wasn’t for him I have no idea how both transactions would have went through! He saw us completely through two horribly difficult transactions! So many snags along the way in trying to both sell and purchase our new home, but Alden fought aggressively and consistently for our rights and best interest! One of the best aspects about Alden is that (and I honestly don’t know how he does it) he keeps on top of everything very precisely and diligently! You never have to worry if Alden has followed up on something or is taking the appropriate next step! He is already two steps ahead of anything you can think of or worry about! And if you are busy and quite forgetful like me, Alden is always there to make sure your on top of everything you need to be and at the right time! Working with Alden is like you are his only client who he pays get attention too! I would 100% recommended Alden B Smith to anyone in need! He is worth every penny and so much more! Thank you Alden and Jennifer!
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Posted by RC | February 2, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
I retained Alden Smith to handle a money judgment matter that other attorneys didn't understand. He was experienced with what needed to be done, researched every aspect of my case, wrote a strong motion citing appropriate case law, and made sure I had everything I needed to pursue the case to the next level in another state. He laid a strong foundation for me. He explained things clearly to me every step of the way. He was thorough, prompt, and ethical. I am very satisfied with the results he obtained for me. I would rely on him again and would refer him to others.
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Posted by Carol | January 4, 2018
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An Excellent Attorney in All Fields
Mr. Alden Smith has been our Condo lawyer for several years. I have been on the Board of Managers for the past year and a half. He has taken an active role in providing our Condominium with the most accurate and thorough legal advice and in particular has informed us about Condo rules, By-laws, and practices. Mr. Smith takes the time to explain things clearly, looks up anything that needs further explanations, and is always "reachable." He has regular office hours weekly. Not only that but he also responds to E-mails, texts, and telephone messages in a very timely fashion. Mr. Alden Smith has represented us with expertise at court cases, in dealings with our contractors, and in handling any individuals who have questioned the legality in any matters that have concerned our Condominium. Mr. Alden Smith shows interest and genuine concern to all who meet him or need his services. In addition to acknowledging Mr. Smith as our excellent attorney, I have also needed his advice on a personal level (which was a bank and satisfaction of a lien issue). Mr. Smith competently, was able to help me to get the answers and supply the information that I needed. Hopefully thanks to his assistance I can resolve this matter satisfactorily. In summation I would like to reiterate that Alden Smith is a "Top Notch" Lawyer with excellent credentials and knowledge.
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Posted by Jean | December 31, 2017
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president of condo board of managers
I have know Alden over 30 years and value our relationship. I found him to be very knowledgeable regarding condo issues. if he does not have an answer he researches it. He attends our owners meetings and engenders the owners trust. Most importantly, he has integrity and is principled, I do not hesitate to take his advice.
Posted by Nina | December 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the BEST!!!
If you are looking for an excellent Lawyer, Alden is your guy! Alden is our lawyer for our Condos. We have had numerous issues all of which Alden is very knowledgeable of and very resourceful! Without out his dedication I don't believe we would be in as great a shape as we are today! Alden always makes time for his clients, whether it be quickly responding to an e-mail (or many), providing phone consultations, and even makes himself readily available for office visits. He has attended all of our board meetings when requested, even some on short notice. He truly is committed to his work and above all has a true connection with his clients as well. Alden is like part of the family to all of us on the board. Alden's true goal is to help us succeed in reaching our goals and making sure everything that is done, is done correctly and legally. He does not cut corners. He is also fantastic at keeping on top of things/deadlines. I don't know how he does it! We give him enough work that even I have trouble keeping track of! Not only does he remind us of issues we may have forgotten about (being as busy as we are), but if something needs to be done in 6 months, you better believe he's there to remind us that we need to get the ball rolling! When you are as busy as we are, this is truly a lifesaver! I would HIGHLY recommend Alden for any legal work you are in need of that he can provide. I have full confidence in his abilities, appreciate his compassion and dedication, and respect his integrity! As stated before, he is simply the best! That is something that is heard to come by in today's world. Thank you Alden, if I haven't already told you enough, for all that you do! We are all eternally grateful!
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Posted by Reena | December 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alden Smith
Alden has been hired as our condo attorney. He is very professional and his knowledge of condo law is excellent. He has reduced our delinquent accounts significantly. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Viviam | December 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Alden has great customer service skills, very competent. Understands the issues of our community. Responds timely and is responsive to request made to him.
Posted by Joel | December 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Professional I Highly Recommend
Alden Smith is a excellent, no nonsense lawyer with first rate communication skills. Beginning with the initial consultation, his years of experience provide a positive awareness of all necessary issues.
Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great legal advice and always return phone calls
I hired Alden for a debt collection case, he walked us through the process and was very knowledgeable in every step. He always returns phone calls and won the case for us.
Posted by Bernie | January 23, 2011
Recommendation for Alden Smith
I have been a Board member of my condominium for 14 years and have worked closely with Alden, who is our legal representative. He is in every way, what I, and the Board have ever expected an attorney representing us to be. I highly recommend Alden for any legal task.
Posted by Stuart | January 23, 2011
Village at Corbin Hills Condo Association
When the residents of our town home community decided to release our management company, Alden was right there to help in any way possible. During the transition, the Board of Director's were presented with a lawsuit. Our Insurance Company, who issued the policy had a Directors and Officer's Insurance portion in place and refused to defend us. There were certain wordings in the lawsuit that they deemed undefendable. We went to Alden who insisted that it was their obligation and duty to defend. He proceeded in writing briefs to back up the insurance company's responsibilty. They still denied us, so Alden took on the case and won it hands down. In fact the plaintiff went for an appeal with the State Supreme Court and LOST again hands down. By the, we got rid of State Farm. He is SUPER in our book.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2011
Alden is an experienced, honest, and dedicated lawyer who will work diligently for every client.
Mr. Smith is extremely knowledgeable in many areas of law. He does extensive research when necessary to find out the correct answers and the best solutions to any problem. You don't fine too many people these days who are as committed to the law profession and public service as Alden.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 1990 - Present
  • 1990 - 2015
  • 1983 - 1990


  • Pace University School of Law
  • juris doctorate
  • 1983
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980


  • Rotary Club of New City
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - Present
  • New City Rotary
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Holocaust Committee, Orangetown Jewish Center
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Condominium and Co-op Committee, Rockland County Bar Association
  • Chairperson
  • 2000 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1988 - 2006
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Rockland County Bar Association
  • Chairperson
  • 1987 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Joseph J. Gagliardi Award for Excellence
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Co-Chairperson of the Year
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Dean's List
  • Pace Law School
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • SUNY at Albany
  • 1979
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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General practice Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alden and I have been on "opposite" sides of matters, and on the same team. He is competent, honest, and experienced."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alden Smith is an excellent attorney. He is well respected by both the bench and bar. A tenacious advocate both in the Courtroom and at the negotiating table. I would recommend him highly with total confidence in his abilities and integrity."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Friend
"I have been an admitted to practice for 27 years and have never known a more honest and hard working attorney. He is dedicated to his profession and makes an ongoing effort to perfect his skills. He is of the highest ethical and moral character, and if I needed an attorney, I would select Alden SMith in an instant."
Debt collection Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with great pleasure that I offer this endorsement of Alden B. Smith, Esq. I know Alden to be extremely knowledgeable in many areas of the law and he always presents himself in a professional manner. As a debt collection attorney, he has demonstrated an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing area of the law. I have referred many of my clients and family to Alden and continue to do so confident that their rights and interests are well protected."