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Ariadne Santiago Montare

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Rhinebeck, NY

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Ariadne Montare

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 8 years
    New York - NY 28 years
    Texas - TX 18 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Ariadne

Learn Ariadne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    I represent small businesses who are considering bankruptcy as well as creditors. Business reorganizations are easier and less costly under the new Subchapter V. Call for a free consult.

    18 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    If you are having trouble with creditors and worried about losing your house, car, or other assets, call for a free consultation to see if a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for you.

    8 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    If you are thinking drowning in debt and having trouble with creditors, call for a free consultation. I can tell you what your options are and whether or not you should file for bankruptcy.

    8 years

  4. Litigation
    I have over 20 years of experience as a civil litigator for businesses large and small. I pride myself on attention to detail and keeping costs down.

    30 years

My goal is to help both consumers and small businesses navigate difficult times as well as avoid recurring financial stress down the road.  I bring twenty years of experience handling business disputes and bankruptcies to bear on behalf of clients needing legal assistance arising from financial challenges.  

II represent individuals in a variety of situations with the goal of avoiding bankruptcy if possible through proactive debt management of medical bills, student loan payments, mortgages and credit card debt.  I also keep an eye out for predatory lending practices that may be present in auto loans, reverse mortgages, and other debt aimed at financially challenged individuals. I believe the deck keeps getting stacked higher and higher against the hard-working middle class, and I will use every legal tool in my toolbox to help even things out.

In addition to bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy counseling, I represent businesses in contract and lease negotiations, disputes with vendors and suppliers, and any other legal issues arising from cash flow or business disruption problems.


Montare Law Firm
P.O. Box 26
Rhinebeck, NY, 12572


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Posted by TIMOTHY | June 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Ariadne is attentive, dedicated and professional. She is not judgmental and is personable. She made the difficult time I was going through stress less. I would wholeheartedly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
EXTREMELY helpful!
Ariadne walked me through the entire process and always answered my questions promptly; this helped to alleviate the stress of the process. She reassured me that I was making the right decision and made me feel very confident about my financial future. When we were at the courthouse, a person's lawyer didn't know anything about his client-- the judge even commented on it. Ariadne is the opposite of that; she cares about helping everyone equally and I highly recommend hiring her if you want the best possible honesty and individual attention.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication, prompt response, very professional
I contacted Ms. Montare on a very short notice for a time sensitive matter related to financial aspects of a divorce settlement. She responded to my message within hours on a weekend and was very prompt and professional with her communication. She made sure to review the documents very carefully and offered suggestions on how to revise them to implement certain provisions that would protect me in the process. Ms. Montare took the time to explain all of the confusing aspects of the documents to me and, as a result, I felt better versed in understanding the legal terms of the financial documents in question. I am very pleased with Ms. Montare's responsiveness, professionalism and diligence in keeping her client's best interests in mind. Thank you for making the painful process of a divorce settlement a bit more manageable.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Montare Law LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, PC
  • 2005 - 2015


  • Columbia University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Clients Save Family Compound with Chapter 13 Filing
  • House Saved!
  • Medical Bills Force New College Grad Into Bankruptcy
  • Full discharge of medical and credit card debt
  • Debts Piled Up While Client Tried to Save Home
  • Fresh Start Through a Chapter 7


  • Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia Law School
  • 1992


  • GPSolo Magazine (ABA)
  • Standing Rock - A Case Study in Civil Disobedience
  • 2018
  • GPSolo Magazine (ABA)
  • Consumer Issues Affecting Veterans
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Monetary Damages in Commercial Litigation: Some Lessons from the Trenches
  • 2008

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ariadne is a highly experienced bankruptcy attorney to whom I refer my best, most precious contacts when they need help with bankruptcy cases in her location."
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