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Neil Harris Ackerman

Neil Harris Ackerman

Bankruptcy Law; Debt Workouts; Mortgage Modifications; Foreclosure Defense
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Real Estate Law
  • EDNY & SDNY, New York
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Summary

Personalized care & attention to your concerns & issues by atty with 35+ years' experience, rated 5.0 " "AV® Preeminent" on lawyers.com and martindale.com (highest ratings achievable). Experience includes successful representation of numerous individuals in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 cases; public corporations & other businesses in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies; defendants in preference, fraudulent conveyance, & other bankruptcy & commercial litigation; and buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. Former bankruptcy trustee in LI for 20+ years. Interviewed on television twice about Bankruptcy Law and issues. Former Chief Law Clerk for Bankruptcy Judge. Wrote numerous articles published in NY Law Journal & Banking Law Journal. Past "expert of month" for expert.com. Many lectures on Bankruptcy Law to attorneys, trade ass'ns, students & public. Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Selected as 1 of the Top Bankruptcy Attorneys to follow on Twitter by justipedia. We are compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable attorneys. We know that each of you have unique needs and concerns. We take the time to understand your issues and goals. Then, we go to bat for you using our skills and expertise to provide winning solutions. You get to maximize your legal dollars, because we operate as cost-efficiently as possible. We represent our clients beginning at any phase of a case, from the early planing stages through settlement discussions or trial, and appeals.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Debt Negotiations and Workouts
  • Mortgage Modifications
  • Plaintiffs and Defendants in Business and other Commercial Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations to consumers with one parcel of real property, no businesses
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
EDNY & SDNY
New York
Professional Experience
Managing Member
Ackerman Fox, LLP
- Current
Member
Ackerman Spence, PLLC
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Partner, Head, Bankr. and Debtor and Creditor Law Dept
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP
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Partner, Head, Bankr. and Debtor and Creditor Law Dept
Warshaw Burstein Cohen Schlesinger & Kuh, LLP
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Head of Law Firm
Ackerman & Gallipoli, LLC
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Partner, Bankr. and Debtor and Creditor Law Dept
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP
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Partner, Head, Bankr. and Debtor and Creditor Law Dept
Rivkin Radler & Kremer
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Partner, Head of Bankruptcy Department
Finkelstein, Bruckman, Wohl, Most & Rothman, P.C
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Head of Law Firm
Ackerman & Falcon
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Associate Attorney, Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditors' Rights Department
Shaw, Goldman, Licitra, Levine & Weinberg, P.C.
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Associate Attorney, Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Lawr
Holland & Zinker, P.C.
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Head Law Clerk
Hon. Cecelia H. Goetz, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of New York
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Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (1981) | Law
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Honors: Graduated Cum Laude; Member, American University Law Review, Comment for American Unitversity Law Review, entitled "Considering the Two-Tier Model of the Fourth Amendment" published at 31 American University Law Review 85
State University of New York - Binghamton
B.A. (1978) | Majors, Philosophy and Political Science
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Honors: Graduated with Outstanding Academic Achievement (equivalent of Magna Cum Laude)
Awards
5.0
5.0 "AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating" in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory of Attorneys (the highest rating given to attorneys, based on competence and ethics) since 1987; Selected as one of the Top Bankruptcy Attorneys to follow on Twitter by justipedia.com; Editor, Bankruptcy for Bankers, Banking Law Journal, 1999-2000; Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Interviewed on CNBC and News 12-Long Island; Interviewed by, and quoted in, article published in Inc. Magazine on Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Law, and in many articles published in New York Newsday; Wrote briefs and argued precedent-setting decisions such as In re Gusam Restaurant Corp., 737 F.2d 274 (2d Cir. 1984) (causing Congress to enact 11 U.S.C. Section 105(c); In re Northern Star Industries, Inc., 38 B.R. 1019 (E.D.N.Y. 1984); North Fork Bank, as Substitute Trustee of Group Trust No. 47, Debtor in Possession, and the Official Committee of Investors in the Chapter 11 Case of Group Trust No. 47 v Abelson
Professional Associations
Nassau County Bar Assocation
Member
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
Current
New York State Bar # 1805811
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Although Courts Often State That Creditors' Liens Pass Through Debtors' Bankruptcy Cases Unaffected, Secured Creditors That Fail to File Claims Against Ch. 11 & Ch. 13 Debtors, Or That Do Not Monitor Debtors' Ch. 11 or Ch. 13 Cases, may be at some ris
Banking Law Journal: Bankruptcy for Bankers, 116 Banking L.J. 389
Beyond the Veil: Concealed Assets, Creditors Seek to Enforce Claims
New York Law Journal
Click to edit publication titleSingle Asset Real Estate Chapter 11 Bankruptcies
New York Law Journal
Considering the Two-Tier Model of the Fourth Amendment
31 American University Law Review 85
Courts Generally are Reluctant to Bar Creditors From Taking Action Against Non-Debtors, Although Some Cases May Warrant Section 105(a) Injunctions of Such Actions
Banking Law Journal: Bankruptcy for Bankers (116 Banking L.J. 172)
Debtor Discharges and Reversed Fraudulent Conveyances
New York Law Journal
Inquiries Are Key To Buyer and Lenders after 'Nominal Or No Consideration' Transfers
New York Law Journal
Prejudgment Relief: Attachment of a Debtor's Assets and Orders Barring a Debtor from Transferring its Property Can Protect Bank Seeking To Collect a Debt
Banking Law Journal: Bankruptcy for Bankers, 115 Banking L.J. 1077
Returning Payments from Debtors
Long Island Business News
Second Circuit Joins in Securities Fraud Debate
New York Law Journal, reprinted in RICO Law Reporter
Stripdowns of Home Mortgages in Chapter 13 Bankruptcies
Long Island Business News
U.S. Supreme Court Settles Two Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Issues
New York Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Bankruptcy Jurisdiction Revisited: The Marathon Case" and "The New Bankruptcy Rules"., Suffolk County, NY
Suffolk Academy of Law
"Changes under Title III of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984", Suffolk County, NY
Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law
"Hands-on Workshop in Bankruptcy Law for Attorneys", Nassau County, NY
Nassau Academy of Law
Advanced Real Estate Law in New York: Lien and Credit Issues (Both Inside and Outside of Bankruptcy)", NY
National Business Institute
How to Protect Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in New York, NY
National Business Institute
“Chapter 7 Trustees on Ethical Dilemmas: Stepping over the Ethical Line, (a) Dealing with Aggressive Debtors/Creditors and (b) Dealing with Attorneys/Professionals who assist clients in transferring non-exempt assets”;, October 29, 2004: Eastern District of New York Meeting of Chapter 7 Panel Trustees to EDNY chapter 7 trustees and United States Trustee, Central Islip, NY
Office of the US Trustee
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Ackerman Law Firm, P.C.
90 Merrick Avenue
Suite 400
East Meadow, NY 11554
USA
Telephone: (516) 493-9920
Fax: (516) 228-3396