John Patrick Deveney

John Patrick Deveney attended St. Joseph’s College in Wisconsin and received a Master’s degree in history of religions from the University of Chicago.  He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where he was first in his class and an editor of the Law Review and editor-in-chief of The Sea Grant Law Journal.  His article in the latter journal is the definitive treatment of questions involving ownership and use of the “foreshore” in New York and has been repeatedly cited by courts addressing land use adjacent to navigable waters.  Upon graduation, Mr. Deveney was a law clerk for the Hon. Charles L. Brieant, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and then became associated with the firm of Dewey Ballantine, where he was principally involved in product liability litigation.  From June 1980 to August 1982, Mr. Deveney was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans), where he had an extensive trial practice.  Mr. Deveney specializes in commercial and real estate litigation and is frequently retained by homeowners’ associations, real estate developers, and cooperative and condominium boards in connection with complex real estate transactions. From 1982 to 2005, Mr. Deveney was a principal in the firm of Kellner, Chehebar & Deveney in New York City. 


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Licensed for 42 years

Serving New York, NY

Commercial, Real Estate Litigation, Frequently Retained By Homeowners’ Associations , and 3 more areas of practice

Areas of Law

  • Commercial
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Frequently Retained By Homeowners’ Associations
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Cooperative
  • Condominium Boards In Connection With Complex Real Estate Transactions