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Ronald Shields Cook, LL.M., J.D., M.B.A.


Degrees, Certifications, Licenses

  • LL.M.     Master's Degree in Law

  • J.D.        Law Degree

  • M.B.A.   Master's Degree in Business Administration

  • B.S.B.A. Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

  • NY Teaching Permit (1991)

  • NY Attorney in good standing

  • Admitted to Federal Court (Eastern and Southern Districts)

  • Admitted to the U.S. Tax Court

  • Westlaw, Advanced Legal Research Certification

  • Lexis, Certificate of Legal Research Proficiency

  • Completed NITA litigation & deposition classes

  • CTT+, Certified Technical Trainer

  • MCT, Microsoft Certified Trainer

  • MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

  • MCDBA, Microsoft Certified Database Administrator


Employment Experience

  • Ronald S. Cook, PC

  • Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, NYC

  • Roberts, Sheridan & Kotel, NYC

  • JP Morgan (now JP Morgan Chase), NYC

  • Merrill Lynch, NY, NYC

  • Kidder, Peabody & Co. (now Paine Webber), NYC

  • Bankers trust, NYC

  • Dreyfus (now a Mellon Financial Company), NYC


Other Experience To become a licensed attorney, most attorneys obtain two degrees. This includes a bachelor's degree (typically four years) and an accredited Law Degree (typically three years.) Attorney Cook went TWICE the distance and obtained FOUR accredited degrees. He completed an Executive M.B.A. program which required additional years of graduate level study as well as a Master's Degree in Law (LL.M.) which required additional years of post-doctoral study. Attorney Cook has also achieved numerous technology certifications (MCT, MCSE, MCDBA, CTT+) demonstrating technology mastery.  




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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 60%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 10%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Divorce: 5%
    13 years, 100 cases
  4. Contracts: 5%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Ronald S. Cook, P.C.

222 Middle Country Rd
Suite 206
Smithtown, NY, 11787-2814


NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
5.0 Client RatingGoogle2015
Top ContributorAVVO2015
Featured Attorney Chapter 7AVVO2015
Preeminent 4.8 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Avvo's 2014 Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
LLM Outstanding Academic AchievementSt. Johns Law School2014
LL.M. Deans ListSt John's Law School2014
Top 10% most viewed profileLinkedin2013
Avvo's 2013 Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2013
Certificate of recognitionSmithtown Chamber of Commerce2013
Guest Speaker RecognitionThe Alternative Board2013
Most referrals givenThe Alternative Board2012
Most referrals givenBNI2012
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Infusionsoft CertifiedInfusionsoft2011
Deposition Skills CertificateNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2009
Trial Skills CertificationNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Microsoft Certified Database AdministratorMicrosoft2003
Certified Technical TrainerComptia2003
Lexis, Certificate of Legal Research ProficiencyLexisNexis2003
MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems EngineerMicrosoft2003
Microsoft Certified TrainerMicrosoft2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRonald S. Cook, PC2004 - Present
DirectorDickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky2000 - 2001
DirectorRoberts Sheridan & Kotel1999 - 2000
ConsultantGoldman Sachs1998 - 1999
ConsultantJP Morgan1995 - 1998
ConsultantMerrill Lynch1994 - 1995
ConsultantKidder Peabody (now Paine Webber)1993 - 1994
ConsultantDreyfus (now Bank of NY Mellon)1992 - 1993
ManagerElite Investing1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysArticle contributor2009 - 2011
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyMember2008 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationBankruptcy Committee Member2007 - 2013
New York State Bar AssociationArticle contributor2007 - 2009
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2005 - 2010
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2009
Nassau County Bar AssociationL.R.I.S.2004 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationL.R.I.S.2004 - Present
NYLS Alumni AssociationAlumni2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hundreds of cases, use Pacer to viewSuccess
Hundreds of cases, use Ecourts to viewSuccess
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesFinancial Procrastination2012
HandbookForeclosure Defense2012
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesEliminating Taxes in Bankruptcy2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesLoan Modifications2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesReaffirmation Agreements2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesBankruptcy Stress2011
HandbookLoan Modifications2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesFinancial Procrastination2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesJudgements2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesChapter 7 Bankruptcy2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesCredit After Bankruptcy2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesForeclosure and Alternatives2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesDebts dischargable in Bankruptcy2011
Ronald S. Cook, Video SeriesChapter 13 Bankruptcy2011
Get out of debt faster than you ever thought possible!Bankruptcy & Debt $olutions2010
HandbookRepair Your Credit2010
HandbookCredit After Bankruptcy2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolTax LawLL.M - Master of Laws2007
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Dowling CollegeBusinessMBA1993
University of HartfordEconomicis & FinanceOther - Bachelors1990
St John's CollegeBankruptcy LawLLM ClassesN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court CompetitionPreliminary Judge2015
Some relief after hurricane SandyDisaster Relief2013
Board of directors meetingContracting with independent contractors2013
Bankruptcy and Income TaxesDischargeability of Income Taxes in Bankruptcy2011
Chapter MeetingBankruptcy2010