Andes, New York Bankruptcy Lawyers

Richard Scott Zirt
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Monticello, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(845) 794-5928 10 St. John Street
Monticello, NY 12701
Bankruptcy, Family, Foreclosure Defense and Traffic Tickets
Michigan State University
I have been a life long resident of the mid-hudson valley and have been a practicing attorney engaged in the private practice of law in New York since 1994. I attended Law School at Detroit College of Law in Detroit, MI, now known as Michigan State University School of Law and at Albany Law School in Albany, NY. I was immediately admitted to practice law in the State of New York in January of 1994 and began a concentrated practice in the areas of Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Law, Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modification, Family Court and Traffic Law in...
George C. Selby
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(845) 419-3383 243 Main Street
suite 250
New Paltz, NY 12561
Free ConsultationNew Paltz, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Vermont Law School
Located in New Paltz, NY, George C. Selby is your local attorney offering a variety of client-based legal services. This firm was founded on the idea that every client deserves a patient ear and an open mind. Your legal matter is important. Where other offices may shrug you off or lose your file in a sea of "bigger problems," this office can offer you confidence that your call will be returned and your questions will be answered.
Brian Fetzko
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Middletown, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(845) 775-4363 12 Evergreen Drive
Suite 102
Middletown, NY 10940
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Touro College
I am admitted to practice law before the courts of the states of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Southern District of New York and District of New Jersey. I earned my J.D. degree from Touro College School of Law and my B.B.A. from Pace University. I practice in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, real estate, and criminal law. My office is located in the historic Gaynor Mansion Professional Building in Middletown, New York. I am a proud member of the New York State Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, and Hudson...
Leonard Anthony Bellavia
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Windham, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 36 years experience
(518) 734-5700 5338 State Route 23
Windham, NY 12496
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Leonard A. Bellavia, founding partner of the law firm of Bellavia Blatt Andron & Crossett, PC, is a nationally recognized authority in the field of automotive franchise law and represents thousands of automobile dealerships across the country in all aspects of commercial litigation and buy/sell transactions. He has been instrumental in negotiating the sale of hundreds of dealerships and has achieved national recognition for advocating the mass action litigation model on behalf of franchised automobile dealers. Most notably, Len has successfully implemented the mass litigation model in the following actions: • In a settlement to recover reasonable compensation for warranty parts...
New York, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer
(212) 701-3770 Eighty Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
Bankruptcy and Business
University of Chicago Law School
New York, NY Bankruptcy Attorney
(212) 701-3700 Eighty Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
Bankruptcy and Business
Harvard Law School
New York, NY Bankruptcy Attorney
(212) 701-3393 Eighty Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
Bankruptcy
Washington University School of Law
New York, NY Bankruptcy Attorney
(212) 701-3454 Eighty Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
Bankruptcy
New York University School of Law
New York, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer
(212) 701-3586 Eighty Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
Bankruptcy and Business
New York, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer
(212) 701-3843 Eighty Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
Bankruptcy and Business
Hofstra University School of Law
Kingston, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(845) 331-8350 736 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Divorce
New England School Of Law
Michael Boyle
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Albany, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 5 years experience
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Bankruptcy, Appeals and IP
John Marshall Law School
Michael, a Capital Region native, has curated his practice to serve the needs of individual and corporate clients alike. As an Associate with Tully Rinckey PLLC, he focuses on litigation and negotiation of a wide array of practice areas including bankruptcy, intellectual property, secured transactions and contracts. Michael strives to achieve fair results for his clients, while zealously advocating on their behalf.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Michael served as an Of Counsel attorney for a Schenectady law firm. In this role, he represented clients in various litigation and transactional matters. He also served as counsel for a Capital Region...
Mr. Robert J. Nahoum Esq.
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Nyack, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(845) 450-2906 48 Burd Street
300
Nyack, NY 10960
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Collections and Consumer
Albany Law School of Union University
ROBERT J. NAHOUM has extensive experience in all areas of litigation before federal and state courts from preliminary injunctions to trials to appeals. He handles complex disputes in a wide variety of fields representing both individuals and businesses. CLIENT WORK In his Individual Practice, Robert has acted as a zealous advocate protecting the consumer protection rights of his clients including those afforded under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting act and other laws. Robert is devoted to protecting the consumer protection rights of his clients including stopping illegal debt collection practices and keeping distressed...
Michael H Schwartz
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White Plains, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 36 years experience
(914) 997-0071 One Barker Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
New York Law School
Michael H. Schwartz has been helping people get their lives back on track throughout the Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Hudson Valley and New York City area for over 30 years through bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, and mortgage modifications.

As Westchester County’s leading consumer bankruptcy firm, Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., has earned a reputation for making the process as easy and painless as possible. We have helped thousands of people preserve their families, save their homes, their possessions, their jobs and their dignity.

The firm also assists businesses with filing for bankruptcy protection and represents parties to bankruptcy proceedings. Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.,...
Nancy Baum Delain
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Schenectady, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 years experience
(518) 371-4599 107 N College St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
Bankruptcy, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of New Hampshire School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Nancy Delain is a registered patent attorney working in a solo practice in the historic Schenectady Stockade. Coming later in life to the practice of law, she was a technical documentation professional for over 20 years before attending law school, working mainly in the computer industry writing and editing end-user materials. She regularly practices before the US Patent & Trademark Office in both patent and trademark areas. Her practice encompasses transactional patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, trade secret, franchise and licensing matters. She also practices regularly before the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York, handling Chapter...
Jonathan David Warner
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Albany, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 6 years experience
(518) 451-9388 6 Automation Lane
Suite 109
Albany, NY 12205
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
Michigan State University
Jonathan D. Warner is the co-founder and managing partner at Warner & Warner, PLLC in Albany New York. Jonathan focuses his practice in the areas of Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Foreclosure Defense Law, Consumers’ Rights Law, and Mortgage Modification assistance. Prior to attending law school, Jonathan graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from SUNY Albany in 2007. Thereafter, Jonathan graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2011. During law school, Jonathan participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Team, served as an elected student leader in two student organizations, and worked as the Senior...
Robert Rock
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Albany, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 37 years experience
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Bankruptcy, Appeals and Business
Albany Law School
Bob is the managing partner of the Albany office of Tully Rinckey PLLC and the head of the firm’s insolvency practice. He has 35 years of experience in dealing with complex financial, corporate and commercial issues. Throughout his legal career, Bob has centered his practice in the Capital Region, but has represented clients all across New York including in each of the four United States District Courts and the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bob has extensive experience before both state and federal courts fighting for clients in the civil litigation arena. When Tully Rinckey PLLC’s clients have been wronged...
Francis J. Smith Jr.
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Albany, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 38 years experience
(518) 447-3378 677 Broadway
#500
Albany, NY 12207
Bankruptcy, Appeals, Business and Construction
Albany Law School
Fran's practice focuses commercial litigation, commercial mortgage foreclosure, and commercial bankruptcy. He represents creditors and lenders in state and federal court litigation, and he regularly represents secured creditors in Chapter 11 commercial bankruptcies and commercial mortgage foreclosure actions.

Francis Smith joined the McNamee Lochner in 1988 and has been a principal since 1994. His areas encompass appellate practice, commercial litigation, mortgage foreclosure, and bankruptcy, including administrative law as well as all forms of state and federal court litigation representing creditors and lenders. His practice also includes commercial mortgage foreclosures and representation of secured creditors in Chapter 11 commercial bankruptcies.

Prior to joining...
Steven R. Dolson
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Binghamton, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(315) 423-3328 84 Court Street, Second Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Social Security Disability
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Todd Steven Cushner
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White Plains, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 17 years experience
(914) 600-5502 399 Knollwood Rd
Suite 205
White Plains, NY 10603
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
St. John's University School of Law
Since 2001, I have had extensive experience in the area of Consumer Bankruptcy , Chapters 7 and 13. Over the years I have help many individuals and families regain economic stability by losing their debt and keep their homes without losing their dignity. Bankruptcy is a "power move" available to all Americans who qualify.

Chapter 11 is available to business as well as individuals who cannot meet the chapter 13 requirements. We have helped many small businesses and individuals reorganize debt and get back to business and life with much improved economics.

Additionally, we have helped...
Harris Donald Leinwand
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CARMEL, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 50 years experience
(917) 538-0915 8 BLAIR HEIGHTS
CARMEL, NY 10512
Bankruptcy
Cornell University
retired 1n 2012 Has represented secured and unsecured creditors including banks, major oil companies, steel companies, mineral companies, food companies and numerous other fortune 500 companies, major landlords, creditors' committees, debtors, equity holders and equity holders' committees and third parties including landlords, equipment lessors, purchasers of assets, funders of plans, lenders, shareholders and consignors in Chapter 11 cases, plaintiffs and defendants in actions for preferences and fraudulent conveyances. Has represented trustees and debtors in Chapter 7 cases. Has previously represented assignors and assignees in assignments for the benefits of creditors, and buyers and sellers in bulk sales. Has represented banks against...
Gregory Paul Fair Esq.
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Syracuse, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 4 years experience
(877) 332-8009 126 N Salina St
#3b
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Social Security Disability
SUNY Buffalo Law School
My practice in the areas of Social Security disability and consumer bankruptcy is about helping people achieve peace of mind. I work with clients every day to help them navigate the uncertainty caused by health problems and financial distress. I am committed to personally assisting my clients as they reassert control over their lives. Every client comes to me with a unique case that requires an individualized plan for solution. I believe in treating my clients with the utmost respect, which begins with listening to their concerns and building a plan of action around their needs. And I believe in...
Theodore 'Ted' Araujo
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White Plains, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 33 years experience
(914) 206-9614 Bodow Law Firm PLLC
50 Main Street, 10th Floor
White Plains, NY 10606
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
SUNY Buffalo
Ted is the Chair for the State of New York (Northern and Western Districts) for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. I am the Managing Attorney for the Bankruptcy Law Center. We have offices in Syracuse and White Plains, New York. After I graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Economics I went to the State University of New York at Buffalo, where I got not only my law degree by also my Master of Arts Degree in Economics. Rather than jump right into private practice I decided to voluntarily give back to my country by joining the U.S....
Ronald S. Cook
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White Plains, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(917) 464-3815 445 Hamilton Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Tax and Traffic Tickets
New York Law School
Attorney Cook is an experienced attorney and has been profiled as an expert on the New York Law Journal website. He has extensive experience in resolving legal issues and has authored numerous books, articles, and videos. He has assisted thousands of clients. He has decades of expertise with debt related matters including bankruptcy, loan modifications, foreclosure defense, short sales, judgments, wage garnishments, work outs, debt elimination, debt reduction, debt consolidation, and deed in lieu of foreclosure. Attorney Cook is experienced in working with individuals, couples, business owners, Law Firms, Fortune 500 Firms, and Wall Street Firms. Attorney Cook achieved straight...
Patrick W. Begos
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Bronxville, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 31 years experience
(914) 961-4441 51 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708
Bankruptcy, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Columbia Law School
Patrick W. Begos is a founding member of the firm and senior partner in the Westport office. He heads the firm's trial and appellate group. Pat brings 19 years of litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation experience to the firm. Prior to forming Begos Horgan & Brown, Patrick was a partner in the New York City litigation firm Molton & Meekins (1995-1998), and he was previously associated with Weil, Gotshal & Manges (1990-1995); and Lane & Mittendorf (1988-1990). He is a current member of the Trial Tactics and the Life, Health and Disability Sections of the Defense Research Institute, and a member...
Leslie H. Tayne
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Mount Kisco, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer
(914) 301-3300 100 South Bedford Road, Suite 340
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Bankruptcy
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Leslie H. Tayne, Esq. has almost 20 years experience in the practice area of consumer and business financial debt-related services. She launched her law firm, Tayne Law Group, P.C., formerly Law Offices Of Leslie H. Tayne P.C., in 2001, which is one of the few New York State law practices concentrating in debt management, debt resolution and bankruptcy alternatives for consumers, small business owners and professionals who are in need of help with managing finances. Leslie and her firm deliver comprehensive consulting and support services for clients in all areas of debt including credit cards, unsecured loans, lines of credit...
Natasha Meruelo
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White Plains, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(914) 752-5098 99 Church St. 4th Floor
Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Fordham University School of Law
As the founder of Natasha Meruelo, Attorney at Law, White Plains attorney Natasha C. Meruelo Esq. provides legal assistance in bankruptcy and other debt relief matters. Presently, Attorney Meruelo maintains active legal licenses in three jurisdictions: the District of Columbia, New York and New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her Juris Doctor degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Get in touch with her firm today for your free consultation.
Scott T. Dillon
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Albany, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Bankruptcy
Touro College
Scott T. Dillon is an Associate in the Bankruptcy department of Tully Rinckey PLLC. Scott focuses his practice on bankruptcy litigation, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 filings. He previously was an Associate of another Capital Region firm and a New York City International AMLAW 100 Firm. He has represented secured lenders, debtors, trustees, and creditor committees in consumer and commercial bankruptcies throughout the northeast corridor and has represented national lender institutions. Scott has extensive court experience client representation in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, U.S. District Courts and N.Y.S. Supreme Courts. Scott has represented individuals and companies in all aspects...
Jesus A. Cachaya Jr.
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White Plains, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Immigration and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Max Smelyansky
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Albany, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer
(518) 688-2800 602 Central Ave
Ste 102
Albany, NY 12206
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Max Smelyansky, who grew up in Bethlehem, graduated from Manhattan College earning a Bachelor of Science with a major in economics. He then graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law, in Maryland. After graduating from law school, Max Smelyansky developed his law practice in Albany, specializing in Traffic Defense Law, Personal Injury Law, Landlord / Tenant Law, Family Law and Estate Planning Law.
Alan Lecours
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Saratoga Springs, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience
(518) 583-4600 59 Church St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
Paul C. Pastore
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Albany, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 29 years experience
(518) 447-3200 677 Broadway
#500
Albany, NY 12207
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Municipal
Albany Law School
Paul represents various banks, financial institutions, lenders and creditors, devoting time to the collection of consumer and commercial debts, and to the enforcement of money judgments. He relies upon the procedures available under NY CLPR, Article 52, in handling thousands of cases from pre-litigation to post-judgment. Paul has also represented creditors in replevin matters and loan workouts, and has handled personal injury and real estate matters.
Taran Provost
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Poughkeepsie, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 733-2720 25 Market Street
Suite 700
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Criminal and DWI
Brooklyn Law School
Mr. Provost is an attorney practicing in consumer bankruptcy (chapters 7 and 13) with the Law Firm of Ingber & Provost, LLP. His offices serve the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions in New York State, as well as the New York City metropolitan area and Long Island. Together with his partner, Norman Ingber, the Law Firm of Ingber & Provost, LLP has more than 40 years of combined professional experience helping clients find solutions to their debts, as well as other legal matters, such as personal injury, real estate, and criminal law, including DWI defense. Mr. Provost...
Allen A. Kolber, Esq.
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Suffern, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 30 years experience
(845) 918-1277 Rockland County Office
134 Route 59, Suite A
Suffern, NY 10901
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Allen A. Kolber, Esq. graduated as a Belkin Fellow from Cardozo Law School in 1987 and was admitted into the New York State Bar. Mr. Kolber served as a Queens County Assistant District Attorney, was appointed a Supervisor in the Trial Bureau and later served in the Appeals Bureau drafting and arguing appeals before the New York State Appellate Division. In 1991, Allen Kolber accepted a position with a Wall Street litigation firm, and for the next 7 years, Mr. Kolber represented Underwriters at Lloyds of London in the New York Federal Courts, litigating multi-million dollar cases to...
Ronald Joseph Kim
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Saratoga Springs, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(518) 581-8416 36 Long Alley
Suite 101
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Employment
Fordham University School of Law
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Kim dedicates its practice to protecting the interests of consumers, students, debtors and employees. We focus on alleviating overburdened debtors through the bankruptcy court, protecting homeowners in foreclosure, reducing overwhelming student loan debts, defending individuals against unscrupulous debt collectors and correcting credit reporting mistakes. In addition, we protect employees from workplace discrimination and whistleblower retaliation.
Kevin Laurilliard
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Albany, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 33 years experience
(518) 447-3392 677 Broadway
#500
Albany, NY 12207
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Construction
Albany Law School
Kevin has extensive experience negotiating public and private construction contracts and addressing the multiple issues that arise during construction projects. He has successfully mediated, arbitrated and litigated a variety of construction, bankruptcy, and commercial law matters in state and federal courts.

Kevin practices in the areas of construction and surety law, commercial law, bankruptcy law, and creditors' rights law. In construction and surety law, he represents a diverse clientele, including architects, owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties for a full range of legal services, including: contract review and negotiation; counseling on the many issues that may arise during the construction...
Karl E. Manne
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Herkimer, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(315) 866-7642 107 Court St
Herkimer, NY 13350
Bankruptcy, Collections, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Albany Law School
The Manne Law Office is a law firm dedicated to aggressive advocacy on behalf of clients involved in litigation, and to competent, professional and attentive representation of clients in all other matters. Our focus is always on helping our clients attain their objectives as swiftly and as directly as possible. We are a full service law firm with over 23 years of experience. In all matters attorney Karl Manne personally assists clients in evaluating their individual needs and circumstances, determining their goals and priorities, formulating a resolution or developing a plan of attack, and then implementing that plan through...
Peter A. Pastore
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Albany, NY Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
(518) 447-3346 677 Broadway
#500
Albany, NY 12207
Bankruptcy and Business
Albany Law School
Peter A. Pastore joined McNamee Lochner in 1981 and has been a principal since 1987. A member of the Commercial Litigation Department, Peter's practice concentrates on bankruptcy and banking and includes the areas of commercial litigation, creditors' rights, and banking law. He represents secured lenders in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, as well as commercial landlords, financing companies, and unsecured creditors' committees.

Peter's court admissions include the United States District Courts: Eastern District of New York, 1999; Southern District of New York, 1999; Western District of New York, 1993; Northern District of New York, 1981; United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986;...
Laura Harris Courage
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(888) 588-3328 4199 E Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13214
Free ConsultationSyracuse, NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 35 years experience
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Tax
Anthony J. Pietrafesa
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Albany , NY Bankruptcy Attorney with 36 years experience
(518) 218-0851 1971 Western Avenue #181
Albany , NY 12203
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Divorce
Syracuse University College of Law
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.

Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.