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Kenneth W. Gordon

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Rochester, NY

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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I know that providing caring thoughtful assistance is most important to my clients, and I make sure that I provide each with the time and attention needed to handle his or her difficult financial problems.  No one wants to file bankruptcy, but it is a good program to help those in need get back on their feet financially.  Bankruptcy laws and rules can be confusing and complicated, and I have the experience to help guide clients successfully through the many pitfalls and potholes that can appear along the road to financial recovery.


Gordon & Schaal, LLP
1039 Monroe Avenue.
Rochester, NY, 14620-1730

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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I would highly recommend Ken for any bankruptcy proceedings. Let's be honest, bankruptcy is not fun and it is not a procedure you want to be involved in. But if after your free consultation with Ken, he feels it is your best solution, you can't find a better lawyer to handle the case for you. He treated me with respect; he laid out exactly what was required from me; he maintained constant communication with me; and his experience of being a Trustee ensured that my I was completely prepared for our meeting with the appointed Trustee. I never felt like he just rubber stamped my case - in fact he made several significant recommendations and changes to my case as the formal information gathering process progressed which resulted in significant savings for me. He never stopped working towards my best interests - you can't ask for anything more!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
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Highly Recommend Ken
Ken is very knowledgeable and thorough. We had constant communication through the whole process and my case was well prepared. This was evidenced by attending the Trustee meeting and seeing other cases questioned. He gave expertise advise and made the process very smooth. I would highly recommend Ken.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2016
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We cannot say enough about Mr. Ken Gordon. He had handled a very complicated bankruptcy case for us. He is a very professional attorney in addition to being a very kind man. Once he accepted our case he was in constant communication with us. He never made us feel as though we were asking too many questions. In addition to going through bankruptcy we were-and still are-going through many personal and health issues. Mr. Gordon took the time and patience with us to speak to us by any means-email or phone-whatever it took for him to reach us. Mr. Gordon is quite the gentleman and we would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
Fantastic experience
I could not have asked for a better bankruptcy lawyer than Mr. Gordon. He guided me every step of the way and made me feel comfortable even when anxiety struck. The only thing I would have wished for was a little more in the update of the process as we went along, as reflected by the "good" rating in the Kept me informed area. That being said, every time I emailed him, he responded quickly and answered my questions thoroughly, so that could have just been my nervousness in the process. All in all, not that I would ever want to file bankruptcy again, but if I did, I would choose Mr. Gordon without a second thought.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
Mr. Caring
Ken Gordon not only knows his stuff, but was compassionate & connected with us during our chapter 13 ordeal. We would recommend his services to one and all covering all legal issues
Posted by Jim | February 25, 2014
Professional Reccomendation
Working with Ken was very reassuring; from my first meeting I felt like I was in good hands. He was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful in every way. He handled my case from start to finish without complaint. I would highly recommend Ken and his firm.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


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Work Experience

  • Attorney to the Town
  • Town of Brighton
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Brighton Town Historic Preservation Board
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Gordon & Schaal, LLP
  • 2001 - Present
  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustee
  • U.S. Department of Justice Office of the US Trustee
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate
  • Phillips Lytle, LLP
  • 1988 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Nys Supreme Court, Appellate Division
  • 1986 - 1988
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  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD Cum Laude- Juris Doctor with Honors
  • 1986
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 1875 Monroe Ave Inc., dba Bagel Bin Cafe - Chapter 11
  • Flour City Bagels - Chapter 11
  • Jeffrey R. Warren, III - Chapter 11


  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2016 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Fee Arbitration Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Trustee
  • 1998 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Driver of the Year
  • Brighton Volunteer Ambulance
  • 2006
  • Honors
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • 1986
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  • NABTalk
  • Monetizing Remainder Interests
  • 2017
  • Syracuse Law Review
  • Survey of New York Law - Civil Practice
  • 1994
  • Syracuse Law Review
  • Survey of New York Law - Civil Practice
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring Seminar
  • Litigation Strategy In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • 2017
  • Annual Conference
  • Monetizing Remainder Interests in Bankruptcy
  • 2016
  • NABT Spring Seminar
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • Western New York Bankruptcy Conference
  • Trustee Perspectives on Case Administration
  • 2012
  • Fee Arbitration Training
  • Fee Arbitration
  • 2012
  • Bankruptcy Law and Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Law and Litigation
  • 2011
  • 8th Annual Western NY Bankruptcy Conference
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2011
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Rochester Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Kenneth W. Gordon
Kenneth W. Gordon
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 37 years
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