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Heather R. Gushue

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Practice Areas:

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

Biography

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.

Education

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

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 2006
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2020

Professional Associations

  • Westchester Women's Bar Association, Co-Chair Appellate Practice Committee and Member
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Member
  • Northern Westchester Bar Association, Member
  • Ninth Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

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

Representative Cases

  • Obal v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Trust Co., 670 Fed. Appx. 10 (2d Cir. 2016)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v Inigo, 164 A.D.3d 545, 83 N.Y.S.3d 95 (2d Dep't 2018)
  • Wilmington Trust Co. v. Walker, 149 A.D.3d 409, 51 N.Y.S.3d 64 (1st Dep't 2017)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Rooney, 132 A.D.3d 980, 19 N.Y.S.3d 543 (2d Dep't 2015)
  • Burwick v. Dubrovsky, 2023 N.Y. Slip. Op. 51140(U) (Sup. Ct., Sullivan County 2023)
  • Dubrovsky v. Burwick, 2023 N.Y. Slip. Op. 33725(U) (Sup. Ct., Sullivan County 2023)
  • White v. Scripps Media, Inc., 2023 N.Y. Slip. Op. 33724(U) (Sup. Ct., Westchester County 2023)
  • Bd. of Dirs. of Green Briar Homeowners Assn., Inc. v. Wallace, 2022 N.Y. Slip. Op. 31485(U) (Sup. Ct., Westchester County 2022)
  • Bd. of Mgrs. of Pondside Vil. 1 Condominium v. Hirsch, 2022 N.Y. Slip. Op. 31429(U) (Sup. Ct., Westchester County 2022)
  • Crib & Teen Expo N.Y., LLC v. Castle Kid Bedrooms, LLC, 2022 N.Y. Slip. Op. 30710(U) (Sup. Ct., Westchester County 2022)

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

Languages

  • English

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member of the New Castle Baseball and Softball Association Board of Directors
  • Softball coach in the Town of New Castle

Classes & Seminars Taught

  • 1. Co-presenter, “Practice Pointers for Effectively Utilizing Motion Practice in the First and Second Department of the Appellate Division.” WCBA (2023)