Stephen D. Chiaino

Brooklyn Metrotech
1 MetroTech Center
Suite 1701
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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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. He also represents clients in all manners of residential and commercial real estate transactions including the negotiation of acquisition financing. He has written condominium offering plans for several developer clients as well as Declarations to form homeowners associations, easements and other restrictive 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 represents Lending Institutions in connection with their Commercial mortgage lending operations including Northfield Bank, Hanover Community Bank, Connect One Bank and Alma Bank and during his career, has represented numerous Lenders such as JPMorgan Chase Bank, HSBC Bank, Apple Savings Bank, Independence Saving Bank and FirstTrust Mortgage Bankers in connection with their Residential mortgage lending operations.

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Chiaino was an associate at the Law Offices of Lawrence F. DiGiovanna. He served as president of the 250 member Bay Ridge Lawyers Association in 2009 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

Committee on Character and Fitness, Member - Appointed by the Appellate Division, 2nd Department for the Second, Tenth, Eleventh and Thirteenth Judicial Districts (April 2019)

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)