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Bruce Scott Zeftel

Land use and zoning Attorney at Buffalo, NY

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Bruce

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In October 2008, after 30 years of practice and 27 years at large law firms I decided to open my own firm. I enjoyed the large firm experience and training but over the years it seemed that my ability to represent potential clients was being limited more and more often by client and issue conflicts. This may be the inevitable consequence of being in a large firm in the smaller upstate New York market. I feel that the small firm platform will give clients all of the advantages of a "big firm" attorney with none of the disadvantages.

Location

Law Office of Bruce S. Zeftel
69 Delaware Avenue
Suite 1010
Buffalo, NY, 14202-3811

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Posted by DAVID MANCUSO | October 20, 2008
OWNER/OPERATOR OF LIMO BUSINESS
This guy wasbeyond greatness! He did a great job every step of the way! I felt he really fought hard and cared about my situation. We would most certainly recommend him 100%! Hire him and you will have no regrets!
Posted by Robin | October 15, 2008
Col. Robin Pfeil
I have worked with Bruce Zef tel for over 20 years on varfious legal matters. He had done two Real Property Assessment challenges for us, represented us in litigation matters, and served as a mediator/advocate on an insurance claim matter where the insurance company refused coverage. Bruce succeeded in obtaining the coverage. He is aggressive, responsive and readily available. ( He works-he does not golf).
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2008
President
Bruce is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him for over 13 years on literally hundreds of matters. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and is able to get things done. He is by far the best attorney I have worked with and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2008
Client Review
I have utilized Bruce's services periodically over the past 20 years. Mr. Zeftel won all three cases. I have highly recommended Bruce on several occasions.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hiscock & Barclay LLP
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Saperston & Day
  • 1985 - 2001
  • Adjunct Professor of New York Practice
  • SUNY Buffalo School of Law
  • 1985 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Albrecht Maguire Heffern & Gregg
  • 1981 - 1985
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • New York State Department of Law
  • 1979 - 1981
  • Law Clerk
  • New York State Court of Claims
  • 1977 - 1979
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Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • A.B.
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Estate of Wallens 9 N.Y.3d 117, 877 N.E.2d 960, 847 N.Y.S.2d 156 (N.Y.,2007)
  • The matter was sent back to the Surrogates Court
  • Coco v. Ranalletta 305 A.D.2d 1082, 759 N.Y.S.2d 274 (N.Y.A.D. 4 Dept.,2003)
  • Judgment for Defendant Bank of New York
  • State Street Bank and Trust Co. v. City of Buffalo 302 A.D.2d 1022 (N.Y.A.D. 4 Dept.,2003)
  • In rem sale of property was reversed by the court
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Associations

  • Erie County Bar Foundation
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - Present
  • Erie County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Erie County Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • City of Buffalo Planning Board
  • Board Member
  • 1987 - 1989
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Laidlaw Award for Excellence in Commercial Law
  • SUNY Buffalo School of Law
  • 1977

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Title and Litigation Issues Annual Real Estate CLE Update
  • Challenging Your Real Property Tax Assessment
  • 2009
  • New York State Surveyors Association Annual Convention
  • Real Estate Title and Litigation for Surveyors
  • 2008
  • Annual Real Estate CLE Update
  • Real Estate Title and Litigation Issues
  • 2008
  • Erie County Bar Association CLE
  • Real Estate Title and Litigation
  • 2004
  • New York State Bar Association CLE
  • Zoning Issues
  • 2003
  • Erie County Bar Association noonday program
  • Tax Certiorari and Real Estate Tax Reduction Practice
  • 2003
  • Erie County Bar Association CLE
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • 2003
  • Niagara Corporate Counsel
  • Reducing Real Estate Costs
  • 2001
  • Erie County Bar Association CLE
  • TaxCertioraris and Real Estate Tax Reduction Practice
  • 2001
  • Unknown
  • Zoning Practice and Procedure
  • 2000
  • Tax Institute Seminar
  • Aspects of Real Estate Assessment Challenges
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bruce for over 25 years. He is a brilliant attorney, a scholar as well as a statesman. Whenever he is our opponent on a case, we know we will have a fight on our hands. We are so impressed with Bruce's legal skills that from time to time we refer some legal matters to him. If you need a smart, tenatious attorney with excellent trial skills, Bruce Zeftel would be a good choice."
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Buffalo Land use and zoning Lawyer Bruce Scott Zeftel
Bruce Scott Zeftel
Land use and zoning Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 46 years