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Matthew David Zimmelman

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a neat way to eliminate your debt while often paying nothing to these creditors. Assets may be protected under state or federal law (in NY) and debtors are afforded a fresh start in approximately 3-4 months after filing.

    14 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to repay creditors over 36-months. It's a great tool to catch up on mortgage arrears or repay tax debt. With credit cards and personal loans, you may be able to pay back pennies on the dollar and then be debt free.

    14 years

  3. Debt settlement
    Bankruptcy is not always the answer. Bankruptcy may put assets at risk or impact your ability to get credit after your case ends. I negotiate directly with creditors to obtain favorable settlements and repayment terms that benefit my clients.

    15 years

  4. Foreclosure
    Your home is your most valuable asset. I work with homeowners to preserve their rights and fight to save their homes. That fight may lead to a loan modification or other favorable outcomes. Litigation may be necessary to hold the bank accountable.

    14 years

After over ten years at busy firms assisting clients in managing their debts, I started my own practice to give my clients more personal attention. I work with individuals and small businesses to get them out of their financial hardships. Sometimes bankruptcy is the answer, other times negotiating with creditors is a better option. I have helped thousands of New Yorkers achieve a debt free life and saved many homes from foreclosure.

The Zimmelman Law Difference

  1. We listen
  2. We take the time to educate clients
  3. We don't force one solution or push an easy solution.
  4. Every client gets attention
  5. Flexible payment options

You can always expect personal attention, respect, compassion, and professionalism at Z Law. These values are why you will feel comfortable working with us to help resolve your financial situation. When times get tough, I am here to help. 


Zimmelman Law PLLC
1225 Franklin Avenue
Suite 325
Garden City, NY, 11530

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Posted by Nick | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent with debt relief
Matthew helped me negotiate my way to path toward financial health with great skill. I couldn't have done it without him.
Response from Matthew Zimmelman December 30, 2021
Thanks Nick! If you have follow up questions, please feel free to reach out.
Posted by Alison | November 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew Zimmelman - A Client Review
Mr. Zimmelman represented me in my bankruptcy case several years ago. His honest assessments and in-depth knowledge of the law instilled confidence in all proceedings. He is a trusted guide who is dedicated to his clients. Declaring bankruptcy can be a very daunting process. Mr. Zimmelman makes all steps and procedures easy to navigate and exceptionally comprehensible. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Zimmelman as an attorney.
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Response from Matthew Zimmelman December 30, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words! If you have any follow up questions please feel free to reach out.
Posted by Ned | November 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew Zimmelman's Services Were Invaluable
Matthew Zimmelman’s services were invaluable to us. In fact, I don’t think that calling him a “miracle worker” is too strong. I was the executor of my aunt’s estate, who had a thriving business before she died unexpectedly. She had a large bank debt, which prevented her employees from continuing the business, and which served important clients in unique ways. We tried working with the bank, and despite working our way up and down the decision-making chain, we were unable to get them to listen. Bankruptcy was a very real probability…until we hired Matthew. Matthew was able to secure a very substantial reduction in the amount of money owed. Quite frankly, I was astounded. The business was able to move forward, and the firm’s employees and I are very grateful. Matthew is a skilled attorney and negotiator, and I can’t recommend his services enough. Thank you, Matthew!
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Response from Matthew Zimmelman December 30, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you to help you and your family preserve your family's business.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and extremely patient.
I had Mr. Zimmelman represent me and my wife and in Chapter 7. Having exposure to the system, I was familiar with the process and somewhat comfortable and knew what to expect. My spouse, on the other hand, is a layperson in these matters and was totally dead set against the thought of bankruptcy. Mr. Z explained the process, the pitfalls and ramifications and together, my wife and I came to the conclusion it was our best if not only option. It saved our marriage, home and sanity and 3 years on we have rebuilt our lives again. Thank you Matt!
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Response from Matthew Zimmelman July 18, 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am glad you and your wife are getting that fresh start. If you have any follow up questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Office of Matthew D. Zimmelman
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • David I. Pankin P.C.
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Managing Attorney
  • Craig D. Robins, Esq.
  • 2010 - 2016


  • Touro Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Yeshiva University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is an outstanding attorney. He represents his clients' interests with determination and integrity. He is generous with his time, and has on many occasions provided me with excellent guidance dealing with bankruptcy matters."
Bankruptcy and debt
Estate planning
Garden City Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Matthew David Zimmelman
Matthew David Zimmelman
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation