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Steven E. Waldinger, an esteemed attorney, is a partner at the law firm Shapiro Gettinger Waldinger & Monteleone, LLP, situated in Mount Kisco, New York. With over 32 years of extensive legal experience, Mr. Waldinger is renowned for his exceptional legal representation to a diverse clientele spanning Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and Orange counties. His expertise covers various legal areas, including:

  • Community association law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Real estate litigation, encompassing landlord-tenant and zoning disputes
  • Civil litigation, specifically medical malpractice and personal injury cases

In addition to his thriving litigation practice, Mr. Waldinger has emerged as a recognized authority in community association law, rendering invaluable assistance to over 100 community association boards in his region over the past two decades. He also provides his clients with crucial guidance on legal matters, aiding them in making well-informed decisions and ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Mr. Waldinger’s litigation track record showcases significant achievements in addressing community association issues such as bylaw enforcement, common charge collections, foreclosure liens, construction defects, and other critical concerns. He has handled numerous residential and commercial real estate disputes, eviction cases, lease issues, and has effectively represented plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice claims, securing maximum compensation for his clients.

A prominent figure in his field, Mr. Waldinger’s published articles have instigated changes in how attorneys handle condominium association foreclosure actions. He has also conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars on various topics, including effective collection strategies. Furthermore, he has served as the chair of the Town of Somers Zoning Board of Appeals and as the president of the Northern Westchester Bar Association.

Among his professional affiliations, Mr. Waldinger is a member of the Community Associations Institute’s Hudson Valley Chapter, the Westchester County Bar Association, and the New York State and American Bar Associations. Beyond his legal practice, he holds the position of president of the Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission and has previously served as a community representative on the Northern Westchester Hospital Institutional Review Board. He has also been a member of the board of directors of the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance and serves as a trustee on the board of Manhattanville College.

Mr. Waldinger graduated from Manhattanville College in 1985 and obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from New York Law School in 1987. He was a merit scholar during his law school tenure, an active member of the New York Law School Law Review, and received accolades such as the Kaplun Foundation Award for Consumer Law and the American Jurisprudence Award for Real Property, Civil Procedure, and Torts. He is licensed to practice law in both Connecticut and New York, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Recognized for his exceptional professionalism and service, Mr. Waldinger has consistently received top rankings from his peers and has earned Superb client ratings of 10 out of 10 on Avvo, along with the site’s Clients’ Choice Award for Litigation.

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