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David Ilan Witkon

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Garden City, NY

4.5   15 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

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EXPERIENCED, ATTENTIVE LANDLORD TENANT, REAL ESTATE AND DIVORCE ATTORNEY. FREE CONSULT. 516-252-0335

David Witkon brings his 20 years of business experience to his law practice in order to provide the insight and experience to the benefit of his clients, having worked for global corporations such as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and multinationals such as Viacom analyzing business needs, security needs, technology needs and bringing solutions and analysis over decades. His understanding of real estate transactions, landlord tenant matters and land use stems from his experience investing in real estate, developing commercial properties and building and selling homes and land. Furthermore having both worked in matrimonial law firms and been on the client side of divorce actions, he has the understanding and compassion to represent his clients during difficult times. It is this crucial combination of skills and experience that gives him the ability to look at those aspects of your matter and provide the advice and legal representation that you seek. The practice of law in landlord tenant, bankruptcy, divorce, real estate, criminal and foreclosure on Long Island requires an attorney who has experience and a proven business track record.

Licensed for 14 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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David I. Witkon, Esq. P.C.
600 Old Country Road, Suite 300
Garden City, NY, 11530

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by Teresa | February 3, 2014
A attorney who cares!!!!
David is not only a experienced attorney and talented, effective, and efficient, he is the most compassionate attorney I know! I am a mortgage banker and I know many attorney's, David being the best! He was successful with my case and highly recommend his services!!
Posted by Michael | March 29, 2013
Wonderful Long Island attorney. Experienced and friendly
David helped me with my home closing. He made everything simple for me and was able to answer every question through the process. His fees were extremely reasonable and was able to work with me well. I would absolutely recommend him for any real estate transaction. And would suggest him for his other areas of expertise which I think entail divorce and debt negotiation.
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Posted by Jim | October 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David solved my problem
I hired David to help me with a Tennant that would not leave my house in Freeport he was experienced and professional and did a great job the Tennant ended up leaving I would recommend him highly. Jim D
Posted by Lee | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David is an excellent attorney!
I'd give 10 out of 5 stars if I could. Hiring David was the best decision I could've made in what was a nightmare situation in a landlord/ tenant dispute. He was responsive, insightful and helpful every step of the way. I highly recommend David to anyone who feels like they are in the dark with landlord/ tenant law. He will show you the light! Thanks David!
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Posted by Victoria | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier!
Working with David has been an absolute pleasure. I brought him a very difficult situation that my family and I were facing during an already difficult time around the world, and he made it right. I was being unfairly treated by my landlord and David was there to answer my questions along the way, returning my call whenever I reached out (which unfortunately I have learned firsthand is not typical of most attorneys) and ultimately ensuring that we prevailed in the end. If you are considering working with David and not sure if he is right for you, I will say this: David’s rates were extremely reasonable, and where we landed with the case was exceptional. What more do you need to know?
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Posted by Dion | August 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bad Tenant
Mr. Witkon is great at what he does. My mom lives alone and rented to a tenant that took advantage of her situation and broke every agreement in his lease. The advise was so profound, she had hires him the same day. I would recommend Attorney David Witkon to anyone he is excellent.
Posted by Bao | October 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My case is well done
My landlord was kind of driving me crazy in the beginning. I was frustrated and it's also difficult for me to follow the landlord/tenant rules. So I hired David to talk with my landlord and he handled that very well. In the end, my landlord returned my security deposit. David is a reliable lawyer. His charge is fair too. I totally recommend him.
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Posted by Jessica | September 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing lawyer who has time for you
Thia guy is great. He spends the extra minute to make you know what your rights are. He doesnt just turn you away or make you feel insuperior
Posted by Michael | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Mr. Witkon was our attorney for a complicated commercial landlord/tenant dispute. After an initial consultation that was both helpful and encouraging, Mr. Witkon took on the case and produced a resolution that was far better than we could have anticipated. All parties walked away feeling that their concerns have been respected, and remarkably, our final legal costs were less than we'd expected. Mr. Witkon has remained a trusted legal resource for us, and we would not hesitate to retain him again should the need arise.
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Posted by Evan | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eviction
David Witkin was able to get my tenant out within a matter of weeks not months like every single other attorney told me it would take.
Posted by Michael | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Mr. Witkon has provided legal counsel on several issues for us-- real estate, landlord/tenant. In both situations, he worked closely with us, kept his services affordable, and got us through these challenges successfully. Equally important, he made himself available for questions and calls, and made us feel like we were his most important clients.
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Posted by ParisaDjavaheri | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David is a winner
I hired David to handle some of my landlord-tenant matters at a shopping center I manage, he is always a phone call away and on top of everything. He makes me feel protected as his client, and although it does sound cliche, he is really an attorney that cares about his client and about doing the right thing. You really can't say that about many attorneys these days. He also is very intelligent and knows how to win, but in a legal and responsible way. Wish I met him sooner.
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Posted by Donna | February 12, 2014
Professional Attorney that takes a personal interest
When I explained my situation, Mr. Witkon made me feel at ease. He took my case and from the inception I did not need to worry about the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Talks big, very little real action
David will sell you the dream about all the things he will do for you before you pay his fee. After you pay, you will be lucky to get him on the phone. Every time you call it will be forwarded to an automated reception service that takes down your phone number like you've never called before. Emails and calls will go unanswered for days. Not a great experience, will not be going back
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Response from David Witkon April 19, 2022
We strive to answer our calls fast - generally get you back within 24 hours. And yes - i rely on some automation because otherwise i'd get swamped. I do allow texts within certain limits. If we missed the mark with your file - contact me and we will make it right. That said, unfortunately - evictions are extremely difficult and challenging since both the 2019 change in the law and particularly the pandemic. Evictions are never a 'great experience' Since early 2020 I have advised my clients of the of the pitfalls and slowdowns related to the eviction moratoria and man alive - I do not sell at all. I do talk alot though ... part of my personality and i get into my topics. But before I proceed with new clients, I usually say that I would prefer not to take the file then have them mad at me because evictions are so slow lately, and let the client decide. Best regards to all in any event.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor performance
I hired Mr. Witkon based on these Avvo reviews, and quickly realized he was not what the reviews stated he was, but a inarticulate, poorly informed person, who did not have command of the law. He gave misinformation to myself, and I had to take him to arbitration to retrieve my money. I won! Stay away from him!
Response from David Witkon April 19, 2022
Definitely missed the mark here. My instincts said not to take this file and man alive - i will rely on those instincts in the future. Obviously cannot post specifics but ... all the signs were there and family vs family evictions can be a huge 'red light' ... Nonetheless - this was my only fee dispute - and ... we ended up splitting it 50/50. Nobody 'won' Regards to all.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • President
  • David I. Witkon, Esq., P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Martin K. Lang, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Partner
  • IslandWide Construction and Development
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Senior Lan Administrator
  • Viacom International
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Hofstra University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Unnamed Queens COOP v. Client
  • We delayed the foreclosure and processed the estate payment. The owner went back home.

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Awards

  • CALI Trusts and Estates
  • Touro College
  • 2006
  • CALI Pretrail Litigation
  • Touro College
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • 103.5FM Suffolk Cty - Divorce Course Radio Program
  • Matrimonial and Family Issues
  • 2014
  • Fraud Analysis and Detection
  • Legal and Technical Issues with Detection of Fraud
  • 2009

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