Bob came to Tully Rinckey PLLC with over three decades of legal experience. He joined the team after running his own general practice firm in Albany for a dozen years. Throughout his 30-plus-year legal career, Bob has always practiced law in the Capital Region.
Bob has significant experience in both state and federal courts fighting for clients in the civil litigation arena. His experience includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants. When Tully Rinckey PLLC’s clients believe they have been wronged by the action or inaction of another party, they may be entitled to sue for damages. Clients may also find themselves being sued and in need of the kind of proactive defense provided by Bob and the Tully Rinckey PLLC civil litigation team. Together, their experience includes disputes between individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and the full range of legal entities. Bob and the team can provide aggressive representation to any of these parties to secure the best possible legal outcome for them.
A long-time ally of distressed and insolvent businesses and individuals throughout New York’s Capital Region, Bob has been expanding Tully Rinckey PLLC’s bankruptcy practice, particularly in the areas of Chapter 11 (business) and Chapter 12 (farm) reorganization. He continues the firm’s tradition of representing debtors and creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 proceedings and bankruptcy litigation. At the firm, he provides free initial bankruptcy consultations.
Bob has successfully confirmed Chapter 11 plans in diverse cases, including a rural Delaware County acute care hospital, a swimming pool builder and water park developer, a major printing company and an ante-bellum ladder manufacturer. He has also represented creditors committees in a Broome County and Pennsylvania baker, a mid-Hudson building products supplier and a consortium of banks in a case involving a purported investment company behind a massive Ponzi scheme. Bob has represented secured and unsecured creditors as well as Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees in virtually every aspect of bankruptcy.
Bob received a juris doctorate from Albany Law School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from LeMoyne College. His admissions include the New York State Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York, and the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Managing Partner||Tully Rinckey, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Senior Counsel||Tully Rinckey, PLLC||2012 - 2014|
|Attorney||Law Office of Robert J Rock||2000 - 2012|
|Partner||DeGraf, Foy, Holt-Harris & Mealey||1990 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Fundamentals of Bankruptcy law and Procdure in New York||Litigation in Bankruptcy Court||2003|
|Creditors' Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy||Insuring that a Security Agreement and Financing Statement are Valid||2002|
|Albany Law School of Union University||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|LeMoyne College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Collection Law From Start to Finish||Bankruptcy Considerations||2015|
|Representing the Pro Bono Debtor Under BAPCPA||Representing the Pro Bono Debtor Under BAPCPA||2014|
|FDCPA and Collecting the Judgment||Impact of Bankruptcy Stay on Collecting Judgments||2014|
|C-TC 9th Ave Partnership v Norton Company||Dismissal of the Chapter 11 was upheld with the Court finding that a dissolved NY parternship was not eligible for relief.|
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