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Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP | Firms | Attus

White Plains, New York Estate Litigation and General Practice Lawyer

Founded in 2000, Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP brings together a group of highly qualified attorneys focused on serving the legal needs of individuals, businesses and municipalities throughout New York and Connecticut.

The strength of our firm is the diversity of experience our attorneys bring to each case.

From clerking for judges and serving as Assistant District Attorneys to working at large Park Avenue firms and serving municipalities, our lawyers have built their careers by providing exceptional legal representation.

Our attorneys bring their considerable experience and talents to our clients’ legal matters.

By providing informed, efficient and effective legal representation, our lawyers have earned the respect of judges, attorneys, and other legal professionals working throughout the New York legal community.

Whether we are handling personal injury, complex civil litigation, transactional matters, municipal law, or estate planning  matters, we are focused on developing workable solutions to our clients’ legal matters.

When mediation or arbitration is the appropriate course to pursue, we will. However, our attorneys have litigated hundreds of jury and non-jury trials, earning million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Our attorneys are admitted to practice in all New York and Connecticut state courts as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Please contact the attorneys at Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP regarding any personal injury, elder law, real estate, criminal, commercial, or municipal law matter.

Our lawyers can be reached by phone or by e-mail, or by filling out the in-take form on our Contact page.

Comprehensive Legal Representation
Whether you are an accident victim, local government or business, buying/selling or developing residential or commercial real estate, or someone accused of a crime, choosing the right lawyer is vital.

Built on a foundation of ethics and legal excellence, Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP has earned the respect of judges and lawyers throughout New York. Just as important to our attorneys, we have earned the appreciation of our clients.

By focusing on the areas of the law where our attorneys have built their careers, we are able to provide effective, insightful legal representation in a variety of legal matters.

Joseph M. Buderwitz has been in private practice in New York for over 29 years. Mr. Buderwitz was a partner with Stephens, Buderwitz, Baroni, Reilly & Lewis, Esqs. until 1993 and he also worked with Anthony J. Caputo, Esq. on personal injury cases, including plaintiffs’ personal injury and insurance defense work.

Mr. Buderwitz has developed a concentration in Health and Hospital Law. He was formerly general counsel for both The Mount Vernon Hospital and Lawrence Hospital.  As such, Mr. Buderwitz handled matters pertaining to corporate governance, credentialing of physicians, development of risk management policies, development of corporate and physicians’ by-laws and has interacted with other hospitals and their attorneys regarding hospital networks.

Mr. Buderwitz has also served as special zoning counsel for the Town of North Salem and the Town of North Castle, Westchester County, New York, in addition to handling complex litigation in the areas of contracts and real estate, he also has extensive experience in prosecution and defense of mechanics and contractors liens and all areas of municipal law.

Mr. Buderwitz also has extensive experience in estate matters, including probate and administration proceedings, accountings and guardianship matters. He also has a concentration in Domestic Relations and Family law.

Mr. Buderwitz  joined the firm in July of 2005.

Areas of Practice:

20% Estate/Trust/Probate
25% Family Law & Divorce
10% Commercial Transactions
10% Corporate Law
10% Construction Law
10% Personal Injury
5% Appellate Litigation
10% Guardianship

Litigation Percentage:

70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

New York, 1983
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1984
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1984


St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, New York,1982
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts,1979
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Cum Laude
Major:  Political Science

Representative Cases:

Realis, Development, LLC v. Neuberger, 6A.D.3d 599, 774 N.Y.S.2d 787(2004)
Walter Karl, Inc. v. Wood, 137 A.D.2d 22, 528 N.Y.S.2d(1988)
Marshall v. 130 North Bedford Road Mount Kisco Corp., 277 A.D.2.1 432, 717 N.Y.S.2d 227(2000)
Walter Karl, Inc. v. Wood, 161 A.D.2d 704, 555 N.Y.S.2d 840(1990)
Kobylack v. Koyblack(1981)
Matter of the Estate Darrow(1983)
Peartree Associates, LLC v. Naclerie, 303 A.D.2d 310, 756 N.Y.S, 2d 551(2003)
Kozak v. Kozak, 111 A.D.2d 842(1985)
1080 Warburton Corp. v. Torrisi(1989)
Marabella v. Lundy(1983)
Matter of Kennedy v. ZBA(1994)
HDA Parking Developers, Inc. v. The Mount Vernon Hospital(1999)
Lugo v. LJN Toys, Ltd., 146 A.D.2d 16s. 539 N.Y.S.2d 922(1989)
Representative Clients:
Specialized Marketing, Inc.The Mount Vernon Hospital
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Westchester County Bar Association,1983- PresentMember
New York State Bar Association,1983- PresentMember
White Plains Bar Association,1988- PresentMember
Past Employment Positions:
Stephens, Buderwitz, Baroni, Reilly & Lewis, Partner,1990-1993
Joseph M. Buderwitz, Sole Proprietor,1994-2005

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