Recent News - Matthew V. Spero


Spero Co-Presents “Exploring Recent Bankruptcy Cases and Their Implications”
September 12, 2017 | Matthew V. Spero | Bankruptcy
On October 3, 2017, Matthew Spero will be presenting, “Exploring Recent Bankruptcy Cases and Their Implications” to the Nassau, Suffolk and Federal Bar Associations.  Matt will be presenting with Bankruptcy Judge Alan S. Trust, Bill Rochelle, Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Daily Wire, and Adam Wofse, Esq. This program will review the many recent …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Chair 5 NCBA Committees
June 14, 2017
The Nassau County Bar Association announced its list of committee chairs and vice-chairs today. The firm’s lawyers occupy a leadership position in five separate committees. Matthew Spero is chairing the Bankruptcy Law Committee which reviews recent decisions on bankruptcy law and their implications for attorneys who represent debtors or creditors. George DeHaven is chair of the Defendant’s …
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Spero Moderates NCBA Presentation
May 16, 2017 | Bankruptcy
Matt Spero moderated a presentation to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee. The presentation was titled, “Liquidating a Client’s Assets in the State Courts: Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors and Receiverships.” …
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Spero Moderates NYSBA Presentation
May 12, 2017 | Bankruptcy
Matt Spero moderated a presentation to the New York State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee. The presentation was titled, “Facilitating the Sale of an Environmentally Contaminated Real Property through Bankruptcy.” …
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Gordon and Spero successful in negotiating four-party settlement in Bankruptcy Court
April 14, 2017 | Bankruptcy
On April 14, 2017, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the E.D.N.Y. entered an order approving a settlement among a Chapter 11 debtor, its principals, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, and an energy company represented by Stu Gordon and Matt Spero.  Our client entered into an agreement with the Debtor prior to its bankruptcy whereunder …
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NCBA Names Rivkin Radler a Top Pro Bono Law Firm
April 6, 2017
We are proud to announce that the Nassau County Bar Association, The Safe Center LI and Nassau Suffolk Law Services has named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2016. This is the third consecutive year the firm has been recognized. Individual attorneys receiving recognition include Brian Boxler, William Cornachio, Ryan …
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Cornachio Closes on Refinancing of Buildings in the Lake Success Quadrangle
March 15, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Corporate
William Cornachio, with assistance from Marie Landsman and Matt Spero, closed on a $155 million refinancing of mortgage loans on the ten buildings in the Lake Success Quadrangle office park owned by our  client, The We’re Group.  The new loans were provided by three lending affiliates of a major life and casualty insurance company, which has …
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Gordon, Spero, Farino and Kruglyak Participate as Preliminary Judges in the 25th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
March 7, 2017 | Bankruptcy | Insurance Coverage
On March 6, 2017, Stuart Gordon, Matthew Spero, Jeannine Farino and Viktoriya Kruglyak participated as Preliminary Judges in the Twenty-Fifth Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition this past weekend. The competition is widely recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions. More than 60 law school teams participate, making this the largest single …
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Gordon and Spero present at Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee
February 14, 2017 | Bankruptcy
On February 15, Stuart Gordon and Matthew Spero will present “Jevic and Structured Dismissals” to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee.  E.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Judge Louis Scarcella and William Harrington (the U.S. Trustee for Regions 1 and 2) were also on the panel. …
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Gordon and Spero to present at the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee
January 18, 2017 | Bankruptcy
On February 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m, Stu Gordon and Matt Spero will present to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee on “Structured Dismissals and the Jevic Case,” which was just argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Jeannine Farino is assisting with the seminar as well.  Attendees will be eligible for CLE credits, and …
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Spero, Gordon, and Glambosky Defeat Objection and Obtain Dismissal
December 2, 2016 | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction
Matt Spero, Stu Gordon, and Erez Glambosky represented a landlord in connection with the bankruptcy of the principal of two of the landlord’s tenants.  The principal had previously executed a “good guy guaranty,” and was seeking to object to the landlord’s claim for rent arrears.  We were successful in convincing the Bankruptcy Court to overrule …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Appeals | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Professional Liability
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that twenty attorneys were named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and five attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars. Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous honor reserved for only the top 5% of all lawyers in a …
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Gordon and Spero Successfully Represent Lenders
October 7, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Stu Gordon and Matt Spero successfully represented two affiliated lenders – one secured and one unsecured – in connection with their borrower’s bankruptcy case.  The case was filed as a Chapter 11 and was converted to Chapter 7 in response to motion practice commenced on behalf of our clients.  That motion practice argued that a …
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Gordon and Spero Published in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law
September 19, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Stuart Gordon’s and Matthew Spero’s article, U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on “Structured Dismissals” was published in the October 2016 issue of the Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on a novel question of bankruptcy law: May a case arising under Chapter 11 be resolved in a “structured …
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Gordon & Spero Obtain Order From Bankruptcy Court Compelling Corporate Debtor To Surrender Premises To Building Owner
May 17, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Stuart Gordon and Matthew Spero, members of the Firm’s Bankruptcy Department successfully obtained an order from the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court compelling a corporate debtor to immediately surrender premises to our client, a building owner.  The debtor had claimed that a previous tenant of the building had merged into the debtor, and …
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Gordon & Spero Procure Channeling Injunction Protecting Insurer Via Buy Back Of Policy Under Chapter 11 Plan
May 17, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Stuart Gordon and Mathew Spero, members of the Firm’s Bankruptcy Department were successful in obtaining an order approving a settlement agreement negotiated between the Firm’s client, an insurer, and an order of the Catholic Church which sought bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 to resolve sexual abuse claims.  Despite daunting insurance and bankruptcy law issues, Stu and Matt relied on their …
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Spero named Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee
April 19, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Matt Spero has been named Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee effective June 30, 2016 …
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Spero recipient of Touro’s Public Interest Award
March 9, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Matt Spero has been selected to receive Touro’s Public Interest Award.  The Public Interest award honors and recognizes those attorneys who devote their time to those in need through their pro-bono efforts. Those who are recognized best exemplify public interest legal work performed in the areas of poverty law, civil rights law or public rights …
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Gordon and Spero volunteer judges at St. John’s University School of Law’s Duberstein Competition
March 5, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Stu Gordon and Matt Spero volunteered as judges at St. John’s University’s School of Law’s Duberstein Competition, which is one of the largest Bankruptcy Moot Court competitions in the country.  Gordon and Spero are both graduates of St. John’s University’s School of Law.   …
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Gordon & Spero present seminar
October 2, 2015 | Corporate
Stuart Gordon and Matt Spero, Partners in the Firm’s Corporate & Commercial Practice Group will present a seminar entitled, “Structured Dismissals:  Judicial Efficiency or Impermissible Sub Rosa Plans?” to the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association on October 2, 2015.  This seminar will focus on the increased proliferation of structured dismissals …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers
September 30, 2015 | Professional Liability | Corporate
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that sixteen attorneys have been named to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars. Rivkin attorneys were named SuperLawyers in the categories of Appellate Law, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Coverage and Professional …
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Gordon and Spero to Present at Long Island Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners
May 15, 2014 | Corporate
Stuart Gordon and Matthew Spero, members of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Practice Group present, “Bankruptcy Basic,” for the Long Island Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners.  Participants include CPAs, auditors, compliance officers, as well as private investigators, FBI members, and other members of law enforcement. …
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Spero Featured in Long Island Business News
March 14, 2014 | Corporate
Matt Spero was featured in the Long Island Business News’ “Ones To Watch In Law.”  Mr. Spero is a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial practice group, specializing in bankruptcy law.  Please click the link below to view. Adobe Reader is required. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your PC, click here to …
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Matt Spero to co-present at New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section
January 29, 2014 | Corporate
On January 29, 2014, Matt Spero, a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial practice group co-presented “Sellers’ Rights In Bankruptcy” to the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section (Bankruptcy Committee).  He co-presented with Judge Cecelia Morris and Robert D. Raicht, Esq. This program focused on the issues that sellers commonly face in dealing …
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Stu Gordon and Matt Spero to present at the Suffolk County Society of CPAs
February 21, 2013 | Corporate
Stu Gordon and Matt Spero, members of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, will be presenting, “Bankruptcy Basics,” at the Suffolk County Society of CPAs on February 21, 2013. …
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Matt Spero to speak at Esquire Bank
June 13, 2012 | Corporate
Matt Spero, a member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, will speak at Esquire Bank on “Bankruptcy Basics.”  This seminar will provide an introduction to bankruptcy law and explain to the non-bankruptcy practitioner how to identify common commercial bankruptcy issues. This seminar has been approved in accordinace with the requirements of Rivkin Radler LLP …
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Matt Spero to speak at ECF training class
January 20, 2012 | Corporate
Matt Spero, an Associate in Rivkin Radler’s Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, will be a speaker at an ECF training Class.  Mr. Spero’s topic will be “Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Procedure for New ECF Users.” …
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Matthew Spero Presents CLE on Bankruptcy Issues
June 17, 2010 | Corporate
Matthew Spero, an associate in Rivkin Radler’s Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, presented a CLE entitled, “Understanding Preferential Transfers and How They Affect Your Business,” at Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP. …
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