Richard Gertler is the Founder of Gertler Law Group.
He is an enthusiastic cyclist and golfer, who resides in Woodbury with his wife and two children. Richard is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association having served on numerous committees, including the Bankruptcy Committee, Litigation Committee, and Chair of the Joint Committee for Attorneys and Accountants. He is also a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Inns of Court and is active in several pupil groups.
His charitable and community activities include serving on various Boards for organizations including: Crossways Park Business Association, Team in Training (benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), University of Albany Lawyers Alumni Association, and the Board of Governors of Cold Spring Country Club.
Richard lectures at forums for lawyers and businesspeople on a wide variety of topics. He has presented for such organizations as the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau Academy of Law and Hofstra University. His articles have appeared in The Nassau Lawyer and he has been quoted in news articles appearing in the New York Law Journal.
Richard’s passion is to help his clients work better and smarter. His unique skillset provides innovative and practical solutions to the many issues that all clients face.
Richard represents debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees in all phases of complex bankruptcy proceedings.
Having established his own firm after only a few years in practice, he later joined forces with friend and colleague Andrew Thaler to form Thaler Gertler, LLP. With over 25 years of experience that includes trials and appellate work, Richard concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and bankruptcy litigation, business law, corporate governance, and commercial real estate. He litigates a wide range of complex commercial matters involving corporate and shareholder disputes, commercial landlord/tenant issues, unfair competition, construction disputes and a diverse range of general business disputes.
The combination of Richard’s bankruptcy, litigation, transactional and business experience provides him with rare insight into how and why businesses succeed and how and why they fail. He devotes himself to acting as a hands-on legal advisor to help clients avoid costly mistakes. Richard counsels businesses at all stages of development, from inception through dissolution. He helps businesses to grow by advising them on diverse business transactions, including acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, and helps structure their financial transactions, including obtaining secured or unsecured loans and other financing.
He brings these experiences to Gertler Law Group.
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Kevin R. Toole
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AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency
- Debtor and Creditors’ Rights
- Bankruptcy Litigation
- Pepperdine University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1984
- New York University, B.S., Public and Business Administration, 1980
- United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Kevin resides in Manhasset with his wife and three children.
Kevin Toole is a Senior Associate in Gertler Law Group’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Department. His practice has concentrated in the area of business and personal bankruptcy, insolvency, bankruptcy litigation, corporate restructuring, and out of court workouts for over 25 years. Kevin has extensive experience representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors and trustees in large complex bankruptcy matters as well as working in insolvent credit union liquidations.
Kevin enjoys bankruptcy practice because other areas of the law often come in to play in reorganizing a company or liquidating assets of a failed business making each case different and challenging. The most satisfying aspect of his practice is helping a business recover and keep its employees or ensuring that individuals get the financial “fresh start” that bankruptcy provides.
Kevin has represented parties involved in some of the more notable bankruptcy cases including Enron, Ames Department Stores, Loews Theaters, Halston, Barney’s, Blockbuster and Chipwich to name a few. He has experience as debtor’s counsel in numerous New York and national Chapter 11 cases including the largest CERCLA superfund site case in the United States. Kevin also has extensive litigation experience in the Federal Courts and New York State Courts, both at the trial level and appellate levels. Prior to joining Gertler Law Group, Kevin held positions at both New York City and Long Island commercial and bankruptcy firms.
Kevin has been an adjunct professor at New York Institute of Technology teaching business law in the School of Management and is co-author of Hedge Funds: Law and Regulations – U.S. Insolvency Law (Sweet & Maxwell, London, England, 2001). He held a line officer commission in the U.S. Navy (Reserve) serving from 1987 to 1996 in Navel Intelligence.
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