Skip to main content

David Harlow Relkin

Debt collection Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews

also known as The Relkin Law Firm,

  • State Years
    New York - NY 36 years
    Connecticut - CT 37 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1986
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    Special expertise in Collections and Fraudulent Conveyances

    38 years, 150 cases

  2. Litigation
    Commercial Litigation, Collections, PACA, and HIPAA cases

    38 years, 350 cases

  3. Arbitration
    Advocate in Arbitration Proceedings, Confirmation of Awards and Collection of Awards

    38 years, 115 cases

  4. Contracts and agreements
    Drafting and Litigating Non-disclosure and Non-compete agreements, Arbitration agreements, Contract terms for sales and purchases

    38 years, 150 cases

  5. Bankruptcy and debt
    Commercial Bankruptcy, Preferences, and Reclamation of Goods sold to a Company that enters Bankruptcy

    38 years, 75 cases

Strategy and Creative Solutions to Legal Problems.

  • I have practiced for over 32 years in Commercial Litigation, Collections, Trials, Arbitrations (over 250 cases).
  • My expertise is in the analysis of complex matters--in protecting companies and individuals prior to involvement in a transaction and after the matter goes into litigation.
  • One of the key aspects of my Collection practice involves the very common dissipation of assets by a Company or Individual.
  • I have a specialty in Fraudulent Conveyances, I have expanded the law in this area and have given many lectures on the subject. One need not prove that a debtor intended to defraud you, there are many ways to collect from third-parties. Simply put, if a debtor made any transfers after you commenced an action or prior to the action, they may be recoverable if they are not made in "good faith." This has allowed many of my clients to collect fully from principals of Companies or third parties.
  • I also handle HIPAA violations and Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • I obtained my BA from Northwestern University with Honors and obtained my JD at Cardozo School of Law. I also attended Columbia University, Harvard and The New School for Social Research and City University of New York for post-grad study during law school. 
  • I was a partner at a Boutique Commercial Bankruptcy and Arbitration firm, a partner at Duane Morris, LLP, one of the nation's largest firms and was selected for a highly-sought position at the New York County District Attorney’s Office in the Repeat Offenders Bureau.  


Photos and videos

David H. Relkin
Commercial Litigation, Collections, Arbitration and Drafting Commercial Agreements

Contact David

Similar lawyers nearby

575 Eighth Avenue Suite 1206
New York, NY, 10018-3416
The Relkin Law Firm
15 Stewart Place
Suite 12D
White Plains, NY, 10603
Hide locations


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He was so nice and kind to me... He was upfront and to the point. He understands the LAW!
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Good Lawyer
Straight, to the Point and very nice; I had a very good experience with him as an attorney. He was professional, always returned my calls promptly, and settled my bankruptcy matter at a fair cost...
Posted by Joseph | October 18, 2011
Very good results. he is a strategist.
I had a multimillion dollar judgment which he collected over incredible odds. Since then I have used him in Bankruptcy matters when a Trustee sued me for a preference.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Relkin Law Firm
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Duane Morris, LLP
  • 2000 - 2002
  • CFO and General Counsel
  • New York Textiles Importing, Inc.
  • 1997 - 2000


  • New School for Social Research
  • MA - Modern German Philosophy
  • 1998
  • The University of the City of New York
  • MA - Masters: Ancient Greek
  • 1986
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982
  • Harvard University
  • M.A.
  • N/A
  • Columbia University
  • Masters Work
  • N/A
View all education

Legal Cases

  • Dixie Yarns v. Forman
  • Motion granted, judgment against all shareholders


  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Prosecutor Practicum-Manhattan DA
  • Cardozo School of Law
  • 1985
  • National Finals Judge
  • Cardozo Moot Court
  • 1984


  • Committee on Commercial and Banking Litigation Journal
  • Reclamation-or How to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat
  • 2001
  • American Bar Association publication
  • Letters of Credit: A New Concern for Banks
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute Lecture
  • Collections: Full Overview
  • 2010
  • Collection of Judgments
  • Web Site Jurisdiction
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (0)
Endorse David
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.
New York Debt collection Lawyer David Harlow Relkin
David Harlow Relkin
Debt collection Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation