Recent News - Bankruptcy


Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 19, 2017
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability:  Defense …
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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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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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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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Farino appointed to EDNY Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee
December 16, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Jeannine Farino has been appointed to the EDNY Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee, where she will be working alongside Bankruptcy Judge Louis Scarcella and several other members of the Bankruptcy Bar. …
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Gordon Named to Editorial Post
December 15, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Stuart Gordon has been named to the Board of Editors of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law. …
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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 | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy
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 Farino Represent an Academic Institution in Adversary Proceeding
September 28, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Stu Gordon and Jeannine Farino represented an academic institution that had received a demand letter from a bankruptcy trustee threatening to commence an adversary proceeding.  The Trustee sought to recover, as a fraudulent conveyance, tuition paid for a Debtor’s child under a loan.  Stu and Jeannine were successful in convincing the Trustee that there was …
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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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Farino secures full payment on mortgage
June 15, 2016 | Bankruptcy
Jeannine Farino, a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy Department successfully secured full payment on a mortgage for the firm’s client, a credit union, from its member, a Chapter 13 debtor in bankruptcy. …
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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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