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About me

I know that providing caring thoughtful assistance is most important to my clients and I make sure that I provide each with the time and attention needed to handle their difficult financial problems.  No one wants to file bankruptcy, but it is a good program to help those in need get back on their feet financially.  Bankruptcy laws and rules can be confusing and complicated and I have the experience to help guide clients successfully through the many pitfalls and potholes that can appear along the rode to financial recovery.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 30%
    28 years, 4 thousand cases
  3. Residential: 20%
  4. Business: 10%



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Contact info

Gordon & Schaal, LLP

1039 Monroe Avenue.
Rochester, NY, 14620-1730


NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Driver of the YearBrighton Volunteer Ambulance2006
HonorsJustinian Society of Lawyers1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney to the TownTown of Brighton2012 - Present
AttorneyBrighton Town Historic Preservation Board2011 - Present
Managing PartnerGordon & Schaal, LLP2001 - Present
Chapter 7 Panel TrusteeU.S. Department of Justice Office of the US Trustee1998 - Present
AssociatePhillips Lytle, LLP1988 - 1997
Law ClerkNys Supreme Court, Appellate Division1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Monroe County Bar AssociationFee Arbitration Committee Member2011 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesTrustee1998 - Present
Monroe County Bar Association, Bankruptcy CommitteeMember1988 - Present
Monroe County Bar Association, Bankruptcy CommitteePast ChairN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Syracuse Law ReviewSurvey of New York Law - Civil Practice1994
Syracuse Law ReviewSurvey of New York Law - Civil Practice1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD Cum Laude- Juris Doctor with Honors1986
State University of New York, AlbanyN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NABT Spring SeminarBankruptcy2013
Western New York Bankruptcy ConferenceTrustee Perspectives on Case Administration2012
Fee Arbitration TrainingFee Arbitration2012
Bankruptcy Law and LitigationBankruptcy Law and Litigation2011
8th Annual Western NY Bankruptcy ConferenceBankruptcy2011