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Richard Alan Klass

Debt collection Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   4 reviews

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Our firm provides a broad range of legal services to individuals, families, businesses and other law firms. We also publish a popular e-mail newsletter called Law Currents. For a free subscription, visit our home page and fill out the "subscribe" option at the bottom of the page. You may also read past issues here.

 

In addition, I (Richard) regularly give classes and seminars. Some of these have been videotaped and may be watched here.

 

The firm handles cases in the areas of:

 

 - Abandoned property

 - Bankruptcy (for both debtor and creditor)

 - Debt Collection

 - Family Law and Matrimonial Law

 - Insurance and no-fault benefits

 - Legal Malpractice

 - Litigation: commercial and general

 - Personal injury

 - Real estate litigation

 - Real estate transactions

 - Wills and Probate; administration of decedent's estates

 

We also handle cases that are "out of the ordinary" and don't fit into any one "pigeon hole."

 

 

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Licensed for 30 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Resigned Without Prejudice
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/07/2022

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

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Richard A. Klass
16 Court Street 28th Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11241

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Posted by Mario | December 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No stress bankruptcy!
Professional yet fun, Rich is dependable and great at walking you gently thru the whole process, keeping you posted almost daily via phone, text or email. I never had to go to his physical office for no real reason. Rich, thank you for keeping me hopeful and for your efficiency with my difficult bankruptcy: great outcome! You are the best and I owe you big time!
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Posted by DZ | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney !!! Recommended !!!
Richard A. Klass is very professional and experienced attorney. He is always focused on the case and very easy to communicate with. Always gives you the best possible advise and is very knowledgeable in every legal subject that he practices at his law firm. We turned to Richard for help with our building's legal matter and he delivered 100% as promised. No disappointments here . Simply the best !
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2014
Knows his stuff
This guy knows his stuff and is very knowledgeable in the areas of consumer debt. I spoke with a few lawyers in this area and none of them was of any help only pretending to know. Then i found Mr Klass and he got the job done in 48hrs.
Posted by Robert | January 30, 2013
Steadfast and reliable legal resource.
I've known Richard Klass for about 10 years. Over that time he's been a steadfast and reliable legal resource. He's handled a real estate closing for me and also a handful of matters for my business including collections cases. He also mediated my divorce, making the best of an otherwise unpleasant event -- and that's not easy. Richard has become more than just a lawyer to me, he is one of my business advisers and an extension of my circle of friends. He's even referred customers to me. I can't think of anything more I could possibly expect from an attorney. As an aside, even if you don't hire Richard, sign up for his newsletter. It's the best lawyer newsletter I've ever read -- interesting, informative, and even downright hilarious sometimes.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Richard A. Klass, Esq.
  • 1992 - Present

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Small Claims Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, County of Kings
  • Arbitrator
  • 1997 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Mentor, Group Mentoring Program
  • N/A
  • Brotherhood of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
  • Alumnus
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Class of 2007 and 2010
  • Trustee
  • N/A
  • Brooklyn Barrister publication
  • Editorial Board Member
  • N/A
  • Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability of the American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association General Practice Section
  • Co-Chair of the Publications Committee
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Journal “One on One”
  • Co-Editor
  • N/A
  • Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Pro Bono Counsel
  • N/A
  • Mentoring Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • UJA Trial Lawyers Section
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Civil Court Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Continuing Legal Education Coordinator
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Committee on Solo and Small Firm Practice of the New York County Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Committee on the Judiciary, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Young Lawyers Section of the New York County Lawyers Association
  • Chair
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Congregation B'nai Avraham
  • Secretary to Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Family Law Section of the Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Speakers Bureau Committee, Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Young Lawyers Section of the Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Jewish Law Students Association of New York Law School
  • President
  • 1990 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • 2011
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Conflict of Laws
  • 1992

Publications

  • Brooklyn Papers
  • Debt Counseling Requirement under the New Bankruptcy Act
  • 2005
  • The National List of Attorneys (Volume 16, Issue 19)
  • The Impact of the Presumption of Abuse on the Dismissal of a Chapter 7 Case
  • 2005
  • The National List of Attorneys (Volume 16, Issue 16)
  • The Impact of the Increase in Court Filing Fees upon Debt Collection in New York
  • 2004
  • Brooklyn Barrister
  • Attorney’s Guide to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2001
  • Brooklyn Barrister
  • New York CPLR [Civil Practice Law and Rules] Update
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Ethical Issues in Debt Collection
  • 2011
  • Joint Program of the Network of Bar Leaders
  • Attorney's Liens and Fee Arbitration
  • 2011
  • What Supreme Court Justices Want You to Know
  • Moderator
  • 2010
  • Dos and Don'ts in Landing a Law Firm Job
  • Moderator
  • 2010
  • Public Foreclosure Program: Update 2009
  • Bankruptcy Issues in Foreclosure Proceedings
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2009
  • Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • A Lawyer's Understanding of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2009
  • Kings County Housing Court Bar Association
  • Analysis of the Exempt Income Protection Act
  • 2009
  • Foreclosure Update 2009
  • Moderator
  • 2009
  • The New York City Debt Working Conference: A Blueprint for Reform
  • Panelist: The Civil Court Experience
  • 2008
  • The National Business Institute
  • Collection Law Tips and Strategies
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute
  • Skip Tracing
  • 2008
  • Foreclosures: Fraud/Scams, Nuts and Bolts, and Short-Sales
  • Moderator
  • 2008
  • Foreclosure Scams, Short-sales and Workouts
  • Moderator
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute
  • Skip Tracing
  • 2007
  • Civil Court of the City of New York Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office
  • Trainer, debt collection issues
  • 2007
  • National Business Institute
  • Successful Judgment Collection in New York
  • 2006
  • National Business Institute
  • Skip Tracing
  • 2006
  • National Business Institute
  • Boost Your Bottom Line: Your Guide to Effective Debt Collection in New York
  • 2005
  • National Business Institute
  • Skip Tracing
  • 2005
  • Harlem United Organization
  • Money Matters
  • 2005
  • First Homebuyers Program at New York State Housing Trust Fund
  • Instructor
  • 2005
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Negotiation and Settlement with Judgment Debtors
  • 2005
  • Association of Arbitrators for the Small Claims Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2005
  • National Business Institute
  • Successful Judgment Collection in New York
  • 2004
  • National Business Institute
  • Skip Tracing
  • 2004
  • Marketing for Lawyers
  • Guest Instructor
  • 2004
  • National Business Institute
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Act
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute
  • Skip Tracing
  • 2003
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Debt Collection Tactics
  • 2003
  • First Homebuyers Program at New York State Housing Trust Fund
  • Instructor
  • 2002
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Winning Civil Court Motions
  • 2002
  • Civil Court of the City Of New York, Kings County
  • How to Do a Name Change
  • 2001
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • What an attorney needs to know about the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2001
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Setting Up the Infrastructure of a Small Law Firm
  • 2000
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Keeping Your Firm's Financial Books
  • 2000
  • New York Cooperator Show at The New York Hilton
  • What a Real Estate Broker needs to know about a Co-op Contract of Sale
  • 2000
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Collections and Enforcement of Money Judgments
  • 1999
  • How to handle a residential real estate closing
  • Moderator
  • 1999
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • How to start your own law practice
  • 1999
  • Fox News Channel
  • Foreclosure Auction of O.J. Simpson's Mansion
  • 1997
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • How to start your own law practice
  • 1997
  • Council of Jewish Organizations
  • The Role of an Attorney in Starting Your Own Business
  • 1996
  • Council of Jewish Organizations
  • The Role of an Attorney in Starting Your Own Business
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Endorse Richard
Debt collection Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I referred a family member who needed an attorney to Richard. He is an excellent attorney and you are in good hands if he is your counsel"
Real estate Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Klass is truly an exceptional attorney in our legal community. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I highly recommend him as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has the highest degree of professionalism and ethics. His knowledge and experience in law is substantial. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
Debt collection Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Klass with my highest recommendation. He has handled our collections on judgments. He has also helped us on legal malpractice issues. I give him my highest recommednation."
General practice Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I would refer my family and friends downstate to Richard. He is a leader in the legal community. Personally, he is a real mensch."
Debt collection Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred one of my clients to Mr. Klass for a pre-nuptual agreement. He handled the manner extremely promptly, professionally and competently. The client was extremely pleased with the service received."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Richard was an opposing counsel on Real estate matter. It was a pleasure to work with him - he was always very professional, knowledgable and very nice to work with. After real estate closing I emailed him with several questions that I had and he always responded. I recommend Richard as a professional and very experienced attorney."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I send all my clients that need judgements enforced to Mr. Klass. My feedback from clients has been universally great."
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Brooklyn Debt collection Lawyer Richard Alan Klass
Richard Alan Klass
Debt collection Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 30 years