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Dustin B. Bowman

Commercial real estate Attorney at Kew Gardens, NY

4.8   19 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 20 years
    Minnesota - MN 25 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1998
    Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees No misconduct found

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

About Dustin

Learn Dustin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Commercial real estate
    * Business tort litigation * Shareholder & partnership disputes * Contract disputes * Real estate, land use and title matters * Trust and estate disputes * Business dissolution * Landlord-tenant disputes * Consumer credit

    26 years, 500 cases

  2. Landlord or tenant
    I represent small landlords and tenants. I take time to make sure that cleints understand the probable outcome of their cases and work hard to reach favorable outcomes. This is the bread and butter of my practice; in fact, many other attorneys contact me to answer questions and refer their difficult cases.

    26 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    * Valuation of Marital Assets * Child Support * Spousal Maintenance/Alimony * Child Custody & Visitation * Division of Finances, Pensions (IRA) * Property Division * Separation Agreements

    21 years, 300 cases


Armed with nearly 20 years of experience as a skilled litigator, Mr. Bowman has made headlines in the New York Times, The New York Post, and the New York Daily News for the transcendent representation of his clients. He is a skilled attorney both in the courtroom and outside, always working to assist his clients and strive for total excellence. Mr. Bowman personally handles each case with professionalism and efficiency and has built a strong reputation as a skilled advocate for New Yorkers, no matter the case.


Anderson, Bowman & Zalewski PLLC
80-02 Kew Gardens Road
Suite 600
Kew Gardens, NY, 11415


4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by John | August 11, 2011
Excellent and Detail Oreinted
Mr. Bowman has handled cases from my office over the last six years. During that time, Mr. Bowman has worked on more than 50 cases for me. Mr. Bowman keeps me informed about what are the realistic expectations on a given case. Then, after being retained, will work very hard and fight aggresively to reach the desired results. I can't speak more higly about him or recommend him strongly enough.
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Posted by Deirdre | March 3, 2011
Absolutely Wonderful Attorney !!
I am the owner of a small corporation, and was first introduced to Mr. Bowman through a referral from another attorney. At the time... I was a nervous wreck. Having dealt with attorneys for various reasons, I was not at all enthusiastic about meeting him. You can barely imagine my surprise, when i did meet him. Mr. Bowman was a kind, extremely knowledgeable and no-nonsense attorney. I must say that for the first time, i felt that i had an attorney that was on my side, and was there to represent me! His fees were more than fair, his office is very professional, and the fact that i was allowed to feel more relaxed with him handling the case..... was priceless! I have used his services twice, only to have the other attorneys withdraw and discontinue the cases. I am grateful to have an Mr. Bowman as my attorney and would most assuredly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are looking for a professional Attorney to evict your tenant, I am strongly recommending Attorney Dustin Bowman. I was refereed to this lawyer and had no ideas he can help me to evict this person who has not paid rent since he moved in for 29 months. Dustin told me pros and cons, how long I need to expect eviction. Guess what, He took much less what he told me. Thank you, Dustin. You are the best.
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb. Gold. Truly five stars.
Dealing with lawyers can be doubtful on top of having stress and uncertainty before thinking of calling lawyer to begin with, but Mr. Bowman was very assuring from the start. The other lawyers I’ve dealt with didn’t give me these calming experiences. He is responsive, works fast, thinks quick, understands the situation, cares for your needs and guides you to solutions. Every time he solved problems and delivered the outcome I expected. Once he helped me to buy out the business partner who was very manipulative with a simple but effective way. He guided me through each steps and outsmarted the adversary and won effortlessly. He saved me from losing my mind and big sum of money. He also wrote a couple of official letters for me. Each time jobs got done very quickly and he didn’t miss any single points that were important to me in the process and gave me excellent legal advice beyond the letters. You can be confident in his competency. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Sara | June 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms Commane
I highly recommend Dustin Bowman. He made us feel confident throughout the entire process. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He guided us through every step clearly. He also went out of his way when certain emergencies arose and advised us promptly.
Posted by Kalani | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Bowman was my attorney for my landlord and tenant case (I was the tenant) and also he was my attorney when I purchased my first home. Mr. Bowman is professional, dependable and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with him and he never missed a phone call or email. We would be on email with each other as early as 6:30am. I highly recommend Mr. Bowman.
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Posted by Greg | August 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Attorney!!!
Wow !!! -That is all I can say. Dustin did a bang up of the job to return my down payment (for over 100K) that was locked by a seller attorney. I was nervous initially but once i retained Dustin I was at ease. Within 2 weeks after hiring Dustin I have received a call from his office to come and pick up the check which was my down payment. Simply amazing!!!! if you have any complicated real estate litigation issue- see him . You 'll be pleasantly shocked by his efficiency and the results!!!!
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Posted by Carolyn | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There should be 10 Stars...✨✨
Dustin Bowman is truly a great attorney. Professional, thorough, detailed-oriented to a phenomenal degree. And, in what seems to be a climate of loop holes and hidden pitfalls, he anticipates the potential outcomes from many angles; that's really a relief. I employed his services in a very difficult situation; I couldn't have succeeded without Dustin. I highly recommend Mr. Bowman.
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Posted by M. | December 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
gave useful information and realistic expectations
Mr. Bowman gave me very helpful advice. He provided me realistic expectations and didn't draw a pie in the sky. He also gave me some useful information which I didn't know and could not obtain easily by just goggling. Thank you. M. Li
Posted by J. S. | July 4, 2015
Law Suit
I felt compelled to write this although our case is still going on. Today is the 4th of July and I e-mailed Mr. Bowman with a concern. He wrote me back immediately. Again, today is the 4th of July and I am sure he is with his family on his day OFF. He cares about you. He cares about your case. He is honest and a very hard worker! We are still in the process, so why am I rating him now, not knowing the final outcome???? Simple....Because WE WON THE CASE. I know this because I have the BEST lawyer in New York State and his name is Dustin B. Bowman.
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Posted by John | January 15, 2015
Excellent Work Done - Throughly Satisfied
I had to do a holdover eviction while living abroad. With Mr. Bowman the process was very affordable, quick and hassle free. I am beyond satisfied with his work and grateful for the results. I will use him again if I ever have a similar need. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Jonathan | September 4, 2014
Five Stars, from a grateful client
Not only would I recommend Dustin, I DO recommend Dustin. When I was selling my Queens Co-OP numerous issues came up out of the blue that could have derailed the sale. Thankfully, Dustin had not only dealt with them before, but dealt with them in my own building. He's professional, affordable, reasonable, and earned a five star review.
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Posted by Amanda | April 7, 2014
Above and beyond my expectations - very fine lawyer
I was very lucky to find such a fabulous attorney to deal with my less than fabulous situation. I was able to rely on the advice and ideas that he gave me with confidence. Even though my situation was not good and the truth not pretty, he did not sugar coat or give me the run around at any point and I know I was given the best advice I could get for my situation. That being said, he was alway respectful and caring while dealing with my situation and I felt that I had someone who would take care of my interests and help me in achieving my goal. Dustin went above and beyond for me and I couldn't be happier with his services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2014
kind,courteous, and responsive
Thank you Mr. Bowman, for your kind knowledgeable response to my issue as a tenant in a landlord/tenant matter.
Posted by Satoru Nagata | March 19, 2013
When entering my divorce I knew it would not be easy. When i met Mr .Bowman he made me feel secure with the knowledge he gave. Mr. Bowman looks at all aspects of the situations. His personally is calm and very warm. Also he explains in detail the procedures. Mr Bowman is highly recommended and I'm living proof.
Posted by Elodie | November 16, 2012
Dedicated, , caring and extreamly competent lawyer, the best!
Dustin took an extreamly complexe unuasual custody case and after many month of grueling litigations that led to a 6 day trial , the outcome couldn't have made me happier I trully recommend him to anybody, he goes straight to the point, very efficient ,won't waste your money as many other lawyers do and is highly competent
Posted by Yoko | May 7, 2011
Great Landlord / Tenant Case Lawyer
Mr. Bowman represented me in a case where the neighbors were making excessive noise into the late hours and I had leaks in the ceiling. He was able to negotiate a 4 month waiver of rent and early termination of my lease. It was a great outcome.
Posted by Susan | October 28, 2010
Best Legal Experience I've had.
Before meeting Dustin Bowman I had worked with two other lawyers. One I worked with over the course of a few years and the other over the course of a few months. In both cases I was creating contracts with bigger companies than mine. I got the sense that my attorneys were more concerned with maintaining a good relationship with the bigger company than with me. They never felt entirely like they were on my side. A contract I had agreed to was breached by one of these big companies after my business partner and I executed all of our deliverables. Our lawyer at the time advised us to settle out of court for a tenth of what we were owed in exchange for the copyright on our project. We were incensed. We had recently heard of Attorney Bowman's services and we sought his legal advice. After reviewing our case he told us we had a good shot at suing and winning though the suit might take a couple years in court and explained to us the legal fees associated with that type of suit. He also told us he could likely negotiate a higher settlement rate if we decided to go that route instead. We hired him. We ultimately decided on settling in order to avoid the costs of litigation and he was able to get us 3.5 times the original offer and got us our copyright back. I was amazed and delighted. He was direct and honest. It was the first time it felt like I had a lawyer that was looking out for my interests. It was refreshing. I will definitely work with him again. He's a fantastic lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
It was impossible to do a consultation with this attorney without him continuously cutting me off every second with incorrect assumptions. He had no interest in what exactly transpired with my case because in his words it’s a simple case. This was stated before I had a chance to get into any of the details regarding my case and why it was not so simple. I discontinued the consultation shortly after it started. Would not hire this attorney.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Zalewski & Associates, PC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office Of Ming Hai, PC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Program Attorney
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Lee, Tsai & Partners
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of New Hampshire
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Nesbitt v. Penalver
  • Affirmed for Defendant
  • Haque v Rob
  • Order of Dismissal Reversed On Appeal


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015


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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Dustin
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bowman is an excellent attorney and well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr.Bowman is a very seasoned Landlord-Tenant and Divorce attorney. He knows his work like the back of his hand. In addition to getting excellent results for his clients, he is never reluctant to share his wealth of knowledge with young attorneys, and help them learn the trade. He is a great role model and mentor for young attorneys."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bowman is an extremely knowledgeable, personable, and genuine attorney. He is the kind of lawyer that other lawyers go to for advice and help. His understanding and experience in landlord & tenant matters is second to none. Without hesitation, he has taken time out of his schedule to help me many times, to no benefit of his own. He is always available and responds quickly. His guidance has been crucial and critical in my own development, and has sincerely enhanced my skill-set and knowledge of L & T law. I cannot express how grateful I am to have met such an attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community. Very knowledgeable. Gets results."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I have clients who have difficult litigation cases, I refer Dustin Bowman. Mr. Bowman is an attorney I would ask to represent me."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bowman is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great attorney, we have been working together on various legal maters for the past few years."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is a collegial attorney who is well-prepared and advocates sincerely on behalf of his clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Bowman is an excellent attorney, who always represents his clients with dignity and respect. Our most recent case was settled amicably and fairly to both sides."
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Kew Gardens Commercial real estate Lawyer Dustin B. Bowman
Dustin B. Bowman
Commercial real estate Attorney
Kew Gardens, NY
Licensed for 25 years
Virtual consultation available