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He is a partner at Boylan Brown where he heads the Creditor’s Rights Practice Group. Serves as the elected Secretaty of the 70,000 member New York State Bar Association.  He is a Past President of the Monroe County Bar Association. He serves in the NYSBA’s House of Delegates, and was an elected Vice President from 2000 to 2007. He received NYSBA's President’s Pro Bono Service Attorney Award in 2005. For over 30 years he has practiced in the fields of debtor/creditor law, bank and commercial collections, business loan workouts, trustee litigation and commercial bankruptcy.  Serves on the Board of the pro bono agency Volunteer Legal Service Project.  Frequently lectures for the New York State Bar Association and Monroe County Bar Association on bankruptcy and creditors rights.


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 45%
    46 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    46 years
  3. Chapter 11: 20%
    46 years, 50 cases
  4. Banking: 13%
    19 years
  5. Unspecified: 2%



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

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Contact info

Boylan Code LLP

Culver Road Armory, Suite 100
145 Culver Road
Rochester, NY, 14620


NYCurrently registered 197003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the Year Bankruptcy & Creditors RightsBest Lawyers in America2014
Adolph J. Rodenbeck AwardMonroe County Bar Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBoylan Code LLP2000 - Present
Managing PartnerLawrence Werner Kesselring Swartout & Brown1970 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Monroe County Bar FoundationPresident Elect2012 - 2014
New York State Bar AssociationSecretary2008 - 2010
Monroe County Bar AssociationPast President1994 - 1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of RochesterN/AN/A1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Frequent Speaker on Creditors Rights & BankruptcyCreditors Rights & Bankruptcy2009