Gaines, Stephen M.

245 Saw Mill River Road 2nd FloorHawthorne, NY 10532- 1547

Updated: 10/03/2012



Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Cooperative/Condominium Law (Board Representation) 25%


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Cooperatives & Condominiums, 1994 - 2012
  • New York City Association of the Bar, Cooperatives/Condominiums Committee, 1990 - 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Small Claims Court Arbitrator, 1995 - 2005


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, 1983
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: Cardozo Law Review, 1981 - 1983
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1979

Office Information


245 Saw Mill River Road 2nd FloorHawthorne, NY 10532- 1547


  • 914-495-3520


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