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Anthony Gerard Buono

Divorce and separation Attorney at Valatie, NY

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Anthony

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My practice is concentrated in matrimonial matters.  I provide individualized services to my clients using my 27 years of experience to provide them the best legal services and the best outcomes for their particular situations. 

I am well versed in complex equitable distribution matters inlcuding those involiving family businesses, real estate or hidden assets.  I have extensive matrimonial trial experience. I know that it is the preparation of a case from day one that helps to determine the outcome of a matter and if a trial even will be necessary.  I work with experts such as accountants, real estate appraisers and business valuators to provide effective representation. 

I also am an amateur historian.  I have written seven books and many magazine articles on firefighting and antique fire apparatus.  I served 20 years as a volunteer firefighter. 

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Anthony Buono, Esq.
1052 Kinderhook Street
Post Office Box 300
Valatie, NY, 12184-0300


4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Dena | September 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Anthony did a great job for me
Although divorce is truly a horrible thing to go through Anthony Buono did a great job for me. I was always able to contact him to ask questions and when we met I always walked out feeling that things were going to work out. My divorce ended in a fair division of our assets and I couldn't have done it without his experience.
Posted by Colleen | February 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Anthony is a great divorce Attorney
Anthony Buono was my divorce attorney. He will work hard for you and get you what you deserve and are entitled to. He is very proefessional and extremly knowledgable of divorce law. I won an appeal due to his knowledge of case law. He worked hard on that appeal and knew what the law was and what I was entitled to. I would not hesitate to recommend him to be your Divorce Attorney.
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Posted by Jean | November 9, 2015
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Anthony Buono
I used Anthony's services to probate my late husband's Will, He was considerate of my recent bereavement and explained the process very thoroughly. I have since used him for real estate matters. Anthony clearly has a great deal of knowledge and expertise and I would recommend him without reservations.
Posted by Carl & Laurie | December 9, 2014
Professional yet down to earth
Anthony has been our "go to" guy for legal assistance. He's helped us prepare our wills, power of attorney and handled our mortgage refinance. He's also done the same for my parents and some of my family members and friends. He is friendly, knowledgeable and responsive but also down to earth and easy to work with. We highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
not happy
As far as I am concern Antony never gave me one once of advice or gave me due conceal. All Antony did was write contract after contact that everyone was not excepted by my wife and attorney, even while I was telling him it wasn't going to fly. Only at the end did he write that client realizes that he should have went to court. Numerous time I asked him if we would be better off taking it to court. I finally walked away from Anthony but only after thousands of dollars was spent and a lost of 18 months.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Anthony Buono Attorney at Law
  • 1996 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Columbia County District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1996


  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • St. Michael's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gursky v. Gursky
  • Successful appeal in divorce matter
  • Baffuto v. Baffuto
  • Executed against and sold real property at Sheriff's sale to enforce equitable distribution award.
  • Silvernail v. Silvernail
  • Reversal of adverse trial decision


  • Committee on Character and Fitness of the Third Judicial District
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • NYSBA High School Mock Trial Tournament
  • County Coordinator
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Columbia County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Columbia County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Columbia County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1999 - 2011
  • Valatie Fire Department
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • 1997 - 2017
  • Albany Law SchoolSenior Prize Trials Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers - New York Matrimonial Law
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Firefighter of the Year
  • Valatie Fire Department
  • 2011
  • Best Second Year Advocate
  • Albany Law School
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • 2017 SPAAMFAA Summer Convention and National Meeting
  • Who's on First: The Earliest Motor Pumping Engines
  • 2017
  • St. Michael's College Fire & Rescue Bootcamp
  • The History of Ladder Trucks
  • 2012
  • St. Micahel's College Fire & Rescue Bootcamp
  • The History of Fire Apparatus
  • 2011
  • Classroom Session
  • Domestic Relations Law
  • 2011
  • Dinner Meeting
  • Business Organizations
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (13)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Anthony very well, personally and professionally. As a professional, there is no attorney that works harder, especially in the area of matrimonial and family law, or who is more knowledgeable than Mr. Buono. As an adversary, Mr. Buono is very courteous and professional in the way he conducts business, though he no doubt zealously represents his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the pleasure of knowing Anthony Buono as an adversary on several cases in Columbia County. He works tremendously hard for his clients, he is a fine negotiator, and a formidable opponent in the court room. He is also a genuine and caring person-who truly cares about his clients' needs. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a professional and highly competent attorney. He is a zealous advocate and will work tirelessly for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anthony is an experienced trial attorney who always provides his clients with exceptional legal representation. He works tirelessly to achieve the best possible legal result for his clients. He is ethical, professional, passionate, and kind to his clients. His clients are lucky they have an attorney like Anthony representing their legal interests."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Anthony for fifteen years. I have worked with him and against him on many different matters. He is always very dilligent and professional. He is also a very good guy. I highly recommned his services."
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