Dr. Richard S. Gendler received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in psychology from the University of Hartford in 1989. Thereafter, Dr. Gendler earned three law degrees including a Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The J.S.D. is the Ph.D. equivalent for law and is the most advanced law degree in the United States. Additionally, Dr. Gendler holds a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from the University of Miami School Of Law.
In Addition to practicing law, Dr. Gendler serves and an adjunct professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he teaches a graduate level course on Consumer Bankruptcy. Dr. Gendler also routinely teaches continuing legal education courses on topics related to consumer bankruptcy for Strafford Publications. Dr. Gendler presently serves on the Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee.
Over the years Dr. Gendler has been interviewed by all of the local major television networks, including ABC Channel 10, NBC Channel 6, CBS Channel 4, Fox Channel 7, Telemundo Channel 51 and Telemiami Channel 22. His commentaries have also been cited to in the Miami Herald, EL Nuevo Herald, Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, New Times, and the St. Augustine Record.
Dr. Gendler’s bar admissions include the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court. Dr. Gendler is licensed by the State of Florida as a 2-15 life, health and variable annuity agent and is certified as a Master Financial Planner by the American Academy of Financial Management. Dr. Gendler is also an appointed title insurance agent for the Old Republic Title Insurance Company.
Dr. Gendler's present and past affiliations include memberships in the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, the Miami-Dade County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the North Dade Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Stewart Title Insurance Company, Attorneys Title Insurance Company, Fidelity Title Insurance Company, Attorney's Mortgage Services, the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors and the Miami-Dade Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1997
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Diploma of Expertise Bankruptcy & Restructuring||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2009|
|Visiting Law Professor||Florida Atlantic University||2013 - Present|
|Adjunct Law Professor||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2013 - Present|
|Senior Shareholder||Richard S. Gendler & Associates, PA||1989 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||Law Education Committee||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Federal Rules Practice Committee||2013 - 2015|
|Florida Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||N/A||N/A|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida||N/A||N/A|
|American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review||Home Mortgage Cramdown in Bankruptcy||2014|
|American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal||Is Absolute Priority Rule “Absolute” for an Individual Chapter 11 Debtor?||2013|
|American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal||Categorizing Tax Liabilities for the Applicability of the Means Test (citation: Richard S. Gendler, Categorizing Tax Liabilities for the Applicability of the Means Test, ... ABI Journal 7, 18-19, 78, August 2012)||2012|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Hartford||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Bankruptcy & Restructuring||LL.M - Master of Laws||N/A|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Bankruptcy||PhD - Doctorate / J.S.D.||N/A|
|2015 Bankruptcy & Insolvency CLE||Chapter 13: Mortgage Cramdown||2015|
|Graduate Reception at Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Home Mortgage Cramdown in Bankrupty||2014|
|Tax Issues in Consumer Bankruptcies||Navigating Discharge of Tax Liability, Impact of Tax Obligations on||2013|
|Lien Stripping in Consumer Bankruptcy: Bringing or Defending Actions to Avoid Junior Mortgages||Lien Stripping in Consumer Bankruptcy||2013|
|Lecture to University of Miami School of Law Bankruptcy Law Clinic||Topical Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy||2013|
|Brickell Homeowners Association Property Managers Forum||Best Practices for Handling Foreclosures and Delinquencies Among Condominium Owners||2011|