Professional Qualifications

I graduated from St. Johns University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts, and went on to get my law degree at New York Law School in 1983. I’m a member of the New York State, Nassau County and Queens County Bar Associations and am admitted to practice law in the State of New of York and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

I have served as a lecturer and commentator on the topics of consumer bankruptcy and real estate law for the National Business Institute (a leading continuing legal education provider) as well as a contributor to Fox Business News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Law Journal and Newsday.

In addition, each year since 2007, I have received a Peer Attorney Rating of AV (highest) from Martindale-Hubbell. This is based upon an independent polling of attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell (not a paid advertisement). I have also been named as a Top Legal Eagle for 2010 in the September, 2010 issue of Long Island Pulse Magazine.

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