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Kevin R. Toole

Of Counsel

Tel: (516) 228-3553



  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1984
  • New York University, B.S., Public and Business Administration, 1980


  • New York


  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Kevin Toole is of counsel to the Gertler Law Group and handles matters in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Department.  His practice has concentrated in the area of business and personal bankruptcy, insolvency, bankruptcy litigation, corporate restructuring, and out of court workouts for over 30 years.  Kevin has extensive experience representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors and trustees in large complex bankruptcy matters as well as working in insolvent credit union liquidations.

Kevin enjoys bankruptcy practice because other areas of the law often come in to play in reorganizing a company or liquidating assets of a failed business making each case different and challenging.  The most satisfying aspect of his practice is helping a business recover and keep its employees or ensuring that individuals get the financial “fresh start” that bankruptcy provides.

Kevin has represented parties involved in some of the more notable bankruptcy cases including Enron, Ames Department Stores, Loews Theaters, Halston, Barney’s, Blockbuster and Chipwich to name a few.  He has experience as debtor’s counsel in numerous New York and national Chapter 11 cases including the largest CERCLA superfund site case in the United States.  Kevin also has extensive litigation experience in the Federal Courts and New York State Courts, both at the trial level and appellate levels.  Kevin has been with both New York City and Long Island bankruptcy and commercial practice firms.

Kevin has been an adjunct professor at New York Institute of Technology teaching business law in the School of Management and is co-author of Hedge Funds: Law and Regulations – U.S. Insolvency Law (Sweet & Maxwell, London, England, 2001).  He held a line officer commission in the U.S. Navy (Reserve) serving from 1987 to 1996 in Naval Intelligence.


Kevin resides in Manhasset with his wife and has three adult children.  He is active in parish activities at St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Manhasset and has served as a lector there for over 20 years.  Kevin and his wife enjoy travel, especially cruises, experiencing all New York City has to offer and are always trying to learn the game of golf.