Stephen D. Chiaino

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Stephen D. Chiaino


Stephen D. Chiaino is a Partner at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP in the New York City Real Estate Practice Group.

Mr. Chiaino works in all areas of the firm’s cooperative and condominium practice as well as residential and commercial transactions. He has written condominium offering plans for several developer clients as well as homeowners associations, easements and restrictive declarations and covenants. On behalf of the firm’s cooperative and condominium clients, Mr. Chiaino negotiates and drafts construction, renovation and alteration agreements, parking leases, storage room license agreements and by-law and proprietary lease amendments and agreements with major vendors. Mr. Chiaino also handles estate probate and administration matters for the firm’s clients and represents clients in connection with the submission of beer, wine and liquor applications to the NYS Liquor Authority.

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Chiaino was an associate at the Law Offices of Lawrence F. DiGiovanna. He recently served as president of the 250 member Bay Ridge Lawyers Association and continues to head its annual continuing legal education seminar.

He has also lectured to the Brooklyn Bar Association on the topic of cooperative transactions.

Mr. Chiaino is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Bar Admissions

New York

New Jersey

U.S District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court of New Jersey


New York Law School, J.D.

State University at Albany, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association

  • Member 1996-Present
  • President, 2009 -2010
  • Vice President, 2008-2009
  • Recording Secretary, 2007 – 2008
  • Treasurer, 2006 – 2007
  • Corresponding Secretary, 2005 – 2006
  • Director, 2001 – 2004; 2011-2015
  • Co-Chair, Annual Winter Seminar, 2004 – 2013; 2015 - Present
  • Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2000 – 2002

Brooklyn Bar Association

  • Member, 2004 – Present
  • Vice Chair of Real Property Section, 2018
  • Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums, 2007 – Present

New York State Bar Association

  • Member 1996 – Present
  • Real Property Law Section – Committee on Construction Law; Member, 2011 – Present

Columbian Lawyers Association

  • Member, 2008 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • National Federation of Italian American Societies, Inc. - Successful and Effective Professional Award (2016)