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Allen A. Kolber

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Business

About Me

Allen A. Kolber, Esq. graduated as a Belkin Fellow from Cardozo Law School in 1987 and was admitted into the New York State Bar. In 2014, Allen Kolber was admitted to practice before the United States Federal Tax Court.


Mr. Kolber served as a Queens County Assistant District Attorney, was appointed a Supervisor in the Trial Bureau and later served in the Appeals Bureau drafting and arguing appeals before the New York State Appellate Division.


In 1991, Allen Kolber accepted a position with a Wall Street litigation firm, and for the next 7 years, Mr. Kolber represented Underwriters at Lloyds of London in the New York Federal Courts, litigating multi-million dollar cases to settlement or trial and appeal.


Since 1999, Mr. Kolber has been practicing Bankruptcy Law and litigation in the Federal U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, including the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland Counties and the Hudson Valley.


Bar Admissions:



  • New York State, 1989

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1992

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1992

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1992

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York, 1992

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York, 1992


 

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Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew, Russian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 75%
    21 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    25 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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    I have worked with Allen A. Kolber, Esq. for over six years, first as adversarial attorneys on opposing sides in litigation, then as a colleague on many cases. Although I am a general practitioner specializing in real estate, family law, general business law and estate planning, I refer clients who are facing foreclosure or other financial problems to Allen Kolber, Esq. I know that he is specialist in Bankruptcy law and has been practicing bankruptcy law for over 15 years. He is not one of the many attorneys who are now first entering the field of bankruptcy law to take advantage of the current economic crisis, and are hurting their clients as a result. Mr. Kolber is very conservative and diligent, and will only file a bankruptcy case for a client if that client absolutely requires the bankruptcy to resolve his or her financial issues. Many times Mr. Kolber will recommend that a client not file for bankruptcy when it is not warranted. I know Mr. Kolber to be a highly ethical an

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    Barry Sturtz
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Matisyahu Wolfberg

    I endorse this lawyer. He knows his stuff.

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    Matisyahu Wolfberg Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Allen A. Kolber, Esq.

Rockland County Location
134 Route 59, Suite A
Suffern, NY, 10901-4176

The Law Offices of Allen A.Kolber, Esq.

Queens County Location
61-43 186th Street
Fresh Meadows, NY, 11365

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Belkin ScholarCardozo School of LawN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Allen A. Kolber, Esq.1999 - Present
Litigation and Appeals for Underwriters at Lloyds of LondonAbrams & Martin, P.C., 120 Wall Street, NYC1992 - 1999
Assistant District AttorneyQueens County District Attorney1989 - 1991
Supervisor, Trial Bureau, Appeals BureauQueens County District Attorney's Office1989 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. Federal Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice2014 - Present
The Nat'l Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
The Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
The Rockland County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
U.S. District Court Southern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit,Admitted to Practice1992 - Present
New York Appellate Division 2nd DepartmentMember in Good Standing1989 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
U.S. Bank v. Friedman, 2014 WL 1293597, 2014 NY MISC Lexis 1396Case dismissed against foreclosing bank.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Front PageForeclosure Defense 1012015
The Front PageHow Will I Know When The Bank Has Started The Foreclosure Action?2015
The Front PageThe ABC's of Obtaining a Loan Modification2015
The Front PageWhat to do when you are served with a foreclosure lawsuit2014
The Front PageWill you be Discriminated Against if your File Bankruptcy2014
The Front PageFive Largest Banks Reduce Principal Mortgages by $5.4 Billion2013
The Front PageNew Changes to Government Loan Modification Programs2013
The Front PageProtecting your Pension, 401(k), IRA and Bankruptcy2013
EZine articlesAmerica's Middle class discovers Bankruptcy Protection2011
kolberlegal.comWHEN DO YOU REFER YOUR CLIENT TO A BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY?2011
EZineArticles.comDo Small Businesses Need Bankruptcy?2011
EZinarticles.comWhen Can You Strip Away A Second Mortgage In Bankruptcy?2011
kolberlegal.comYOU BETTER PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH2010
kolberlegal.comMORE PEOPLE ARE WITHDRAWING FUNDS FROM THEIR 401(k)’s TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR INCOME. THAT'S A REAL SHAME2009
kolberlegal.comPERSONAL INJURY ACTIONS and BANKRUPTCY2009
kolberlegal.comCOORDINATING YOUR FORECLOSURE DEFENSE WITH BANKRUPTCY STRATEGIES2009
kolberlegal.comHOMEOWNERS ARE FOUND TO BE IN A WORSE POSITION AFTER A LOAN MODIFICATION FAILS THAN WHEN THEY FIRST STARTED DEFAULTING ON THEIR MORTGAGES2008
655 N.Y.S.2d 232Falcon Crest Diamonds, Inc. v. Dixon1996
923 FSupp 5236247 Atlas Corp. v. Marine Ins. Co.1996
968 F2d 1478 (2d Cir.)Ressler v. White1992

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
State University of New York, Stony BrookN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
"Conducting And Defending Depositions"Depositions2006
"The Ability of U.S. Litigants to Compel Depositions and Evidence from London Brokers, Hague Convention"Depositions and Evidence2004
"Insurance Broker Negligence & Liability"Insurance2004
"Lloyds of London Insurance Broker Agency & Representation"Professional Liability Seminar2002