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I have over 30 years of experience in the bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring fields focusing on a wide spectrum of matters including representation of debtors, creditors, trustees, and creditors committees in commercial chapter 11 and 7 cases, consumer chapter 7 and 13 cases, and various interested parties in complex bankruptcy litigation and insolvency matters. I have represented clients and hanlded matters in diverse industries, including professional and service businesses, manufacturing and retail companies, and financial institutions.  As a federally appointed Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New Your since 1990 I have presided over more than 25,000 bankruptcy cases.  In addition to my bankruptcy practice I also serve as a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Mediation Panel of the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 50%
  2. Bankruptcy: 49%
  3. Real Estate: 1%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • David J. Abeshouse

    I have known Andrew Thaler professionally and personally for well over a decade, and consider him to be among the cream of the crop in the legal community. Andy’s stellar reputation as an experienced Long Island-based, NY Metro area bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers is well deserved. He takes a rational and practical approach to what often are intricately complex and difficult legal and financial situations. Andy has vast experience as a result of his long-time appointment as a Trustee for the federal bankruptcy court on L.I. He also is well versed in bankruptcy mediation, a deservedly growing area of practice, which he both practices and teaches to other lawyers. I am proud and pleased to call him a colleague and friend, and recommend him without reservation to anyone seeking counsel in his areas of practice.


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Contact info

Thaler Law Firm PLLC

675 Old Country Rd
Westbury, NY, 11590-4503


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Top Legal Eagle BankruptcyPulse Magazine2010
Co-Recipient Partner's in Justice AwardNassau Suffolk Law Services Volunteer Lawyers Project1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberThaler Law Firm PLLC2013 - Present
Founding PartnerThaler Gertler LP1997 - 2013
Bankruptcy Department HeadGoldman Horowitz & Cherno, LLP1984 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMember2011 - Present
Attorney Round TableFormer Treasurer2002 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember1990 - Present
Nassau Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1985 - Present
Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of CourtPresident2010 - 2011
Nassau County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeChair2008 - 2010
Nassau County Bar AssociationDean2001 - 2002
Nassau County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law CommitteeChairman1990 - 1992
Publication nameTitleDate
Thomas Reuters Westlaw the Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkExaminers in Bankruptcy Cases A Guide for Examiners, Courts and Practitioners Chapter 3: The Examiner: Powers and Limitations2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
State University of New York, AlbanySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sterling Education Services - Landlord-Tenant LawWhen a Tenant or Landlord Files Bankruptcy2015
Nassau County Bar Association Matrimonial Law CommitteeThe Top 10 Things for Matrimonial Attorneys to Know About Bankruptcy2015
Nassau Lawyers AssociationThe Top 10 Things to Know About Bankruptcy2014