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|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||1976||07/10/2016|
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Business Bankruptcy||American Board of Certification||2014|
|Consumer Bankruptcy||American Board of Certification||2014|
|President's Pro Bono Service Award||New York State Bar Association||2006|
|Private Attorney Involvement Program||Legal Aid Society||2005|
|Consumer Bankruptcy||American Board of Certification||1995|
|Business Bankruptcy||American Board of Certification||1994|
|Managing Partner||Richard Croak And Associates NY||1994 - Present|
|Office Head||United States Dept. of Justice||1988 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Capital District Bankruptcy Bar Association||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2000 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||1994 - Present|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Dealing With Residential Foreclosure||Foreclosure||2011|
Posted by Mandi C
After languishing for 4 months with an attorney who demanded a steep up front fee and then never filed, leaving us in a worse situation, I searched and found Richard Croak. He responded to my Sunday morning website inquiry by 9am on Monday and gave me a face to face meeting within 2 days! As much as I despise that bankruptcy was my last resort, Richard and his staff were courteous and knowledgeable throughout the process. They are helpful and I am appreciative, but I plan to never need their services again! If you are in need, contact Richard without hesitation.
Posted by Ker
I contacted Mr. Croak in April, and recently for more assistance with the same issue. Each time he responded promptly and was very helpful and pleasant. I would recommend him to anyone seeking assistance
Posted by FL
A few years ago, I found myself in the unfortunate situation to have to seek bankruptcy protection, first for my business and not long after that followed by personal bankruptcy. After having spoken with two or three bankruptcy lawyers, whose approach was one that made me even more uncomfortable than I already was, I picked an ad from the Yellow Pages that stated "There is life after debt".
The first thing that struck me about Mr. Croak during our initial meeting was his ability to make his client comfortable in an extremely uncomfortable situation. His approach was exceptionally professional but personable at the same time. Mr. Croak made the process clear for a lay person. After I decided to hire Mr. Croak the process was, though agonizing, executed in a way that deserves my utmost respect.
The major creditor in the business bankruptcy was the same creditor in the personal bankruptcy and in both case they brought in hostile attorneys. To this day, I am in awe of Mr. Croak's ability to counter several unjust occurrences with extreme poise. His knowledge of the bankruptcy laws and procedures are apparent in his approach. Both cases were discharged after which I was able to reconstruct both my business as well as personal life. I highly recommend Mr. Croak
David Ganje, Commercial real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
With more than 25 years of experience, Richard is a very knowledgeable attorney specializing in bankruptcy law in Upstate New York. Richard studies the law and cares about the welfare of his clients and guides them through the bankruptcy process from start to finish. He maintains a current knowledge base in the ever changing bankruptcy laws. I have referred clients to him.
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