Born in Newark, New Jersey, July 18, 1963; Admissions: New Jersey State 1988; New York State and District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York and U.S. District Court, District Court of New Jersey 1989. Education: Clark University (B.A. 1985); Yeshiva University School of Law (J.D. 1988). Member: New York State and American Bar Associations; American Graphics Association.
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Insolvency; Reorganization; Bankruptcy; Creditor’s and Debtor’s Rights; Secured Transactions; Commercial Litigation; Acquisitions
The law firm of Platzer, Swergold, Karlin, Levine, Goldberg & Jaslow, LLP was founded on the principal that a client’s interests can be fully protected through informed, insightful yet cost-efficient legal representation. As attorneys and business people, we appreciate that retaining legal counsel is a means and not an end. Mindful of the cost of legal representation, we seek to aggressively pursue the interests of our clients without generating burdensome and unnecessary fees.
With roots that go back more than 40 years, our firm has built a reputation for excellence in the areas of bankruptcy law, debtor and creditor rights, insolvency, secured transactions, general corporate and commercial law, litigation, and related legal matters. By concentrating our efforts in these areas we believe the firm delivers significant advantages to our clients. Among those benefits is a focused, business-like approach which emphasizes a thorough understanding of a client’s industry and the company’s position in it. This results in a streamlined practice that helps us deliver timely service.
One measure of our success is the stability of our firm’s personnel. The majority of our partners began as associates in the firm and many members of the staff have spent their entire professional lives with us. Partners and associates have lectured before, and hold positions in, important local and national legal and business organizations such as the Equipment Leasing Association, Commercial Finance Association, Turn-Around Management Association and Commercial Law League of America. Our attorneys are also active in a number of charitable and community organizations.
As a group, we foster and transmit an aggressive but highly disciplined approach to the practice of law based upon a philosophy of respect for our clients and their business goals. Whether we are using our bankruptcy experience to innovate a settlement among creditors in a loan workout or to enforce a judgment in litigation, we believe the firm’s traditional focus on insolvency benefits all our work and our clients.