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Anthony J. Pietrafesa

Anthony J. Pietrafesa

Anthony J PIetrafesa Esq- Upstate's Consumer Lawyer
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy, Consumer Law ...
  • New York
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Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Debt Settlement
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept credit cards and paperless checks online.
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For consumer debt issues, we offer a fixed fees starting at $500 with contingency for success. Competitive bankruptcy fees. Email for more information
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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2nd Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Professional Experience
Anthony J . Pietrafesa Esq
- Current
We defend consumers We vacate judgments We fight foreclosure We sue debt collectors
Deputy Counsel
NYS Office of Children & Families
Championed daycare regulation enforcement Agency Ethics Officer
Deputy Counsel
NYS Higher Education Services Corp
Counsel to NYS 529 Plan Oversaw agency contract function
Assistant Attorney General
NYS Attorney General
Managed the Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau in Syracuse ; Trial Attorney
Private Practice
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. (1981)
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Colgate University
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Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Advocates
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Articles & Publications
Sunmark FCU vs Wilkinson
NYS Law Reporting Bureau
Hess vs Cohen & Slamowitz
USCA 2nd
Speaking Engagements
Basic Collection Law
Spoke on FDCPA issues for debt collectors
National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
45 Questions Answered
Q. Do you know about a case where a couple filed for divorce and jury sentence them to live together in their brownstone
A: This must be a joke.

Nothing stops umarried, even divorced persons, from living in the same house. But no one " sentences" anyone to anything in a civil action like divorce.
Q. Can file for alimony year after divorce?
A: You had to sign an separation agreement or some other provision regarding spousal support. What does it say?

If are healthy and working and the same was true when you were married, you may not qualify for spousal support.
Q. How do I confirm my judgement was part of the PFAU case and ALP. Where can one see the schedule of judgements entered an
A: You should have received notice from your judgment creditor if you were part of Pfau. You might be able to call the AG's Offic ein Buffalo (they handled it) to see if they an say you were part of it or not.

Regardless if you were part of Pfau, if ALP or " We Servie it for You" was involved in the service of process against you, you may have grounds to contest teh validity of the judgment. Don't wait! Get a copy of the papers from the court and see a consumer lawyer
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Contact & Map
1971 Western Avenue #181
Albany , NY 12203
Telephone: (518) 218-0851
Fax: (518) 514-1241
313 E Willow St #202
Syracuse, NY 13203
Toll-Free: (518) 218-0851
Telephone: (315) 400-2571
Monday: 9 AM - 7:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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