Heather R. Gushue

Heather R. Gushue

Mount Kisco, New York

Heather R. Gushue practices exclusively in civil litigation, representing individuals and businesses primarily in real estate and business matters. After graduating law school, Heather began her legal career with the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, which is one of the busiest appellate courts in the United States. In her role as an Appellate Court Attorney, Heather prepared confidential reports for the Appellate Justices in a wide range of practice areas. She has also worked in London advising on issues relating to international banking regulations.

Just prior to joining Shapiro Gettinger Waldinger & Monteleone, LLP in September, 2019, Heather practiced in the New York City office of a large international law firm where she represented various global financial institutions and commercial lenders. Heather also advised on compliance issues with state and federal regulators. Heather has experience in all phases of litigation, including complex motion practice and discovery at the trial level. Heather has also successfully drafted and argued numerous appeals in state and federal courts. Her depth of knowledge as an appellate litigator assists her in advocating on behalf of clients throughout all phases of litigation and enhances her ability to advantageously resolve disputes where appropriate.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Business & Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Community Association Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2019


  • University College London, International Business Law, London, England
    • LL.M. - 2012
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2006
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Journal: ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, Staff Member
  • University of Florida , Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • The NTC: Will Detainees be Classified as "Enemy Combatants" by the United States?, ILSA International and Comparative Law, Vol. 12 ILSAJICL 641, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Westchester Women's Bar Association, Co-Chair Appellate Practice Committee
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hogan Lovells US LLP, Attorney, 2013 - 2019
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division; Second Department, Appellate Court Attorney , 2007 - 2010


  • English (Primary)