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Richard G. Gertler


richard-gertlerPhone: 516-228-3553 x. 216




  • Brooklyn Law School, Juris Doctor
  • State University of New York at Albany, BS in Business Administration focusing in Marketing and Finance


  • New York


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


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Richard Gertler is a Partner who practices out of the firm’s East Meadow, Long Island office.  His particular areas of focus include commercial litigation, bankruptcy, business law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate.

Mr. Gertler litigates a wide range of complex commercial matters involving corporate and shareholder disputes, commercial landlord/tenant issues, unfair competition, construction disputes, intellectual property issues, and general business disputes.  He also represents debtors, bankruptcy trustees, creditors and creditors’ committees in all phases of bankruptcy proceedings.  When necessary, Mr. Gertler represents clients at arbitrations, mediations, court proceedings, or administrative hearings.  Additionally, Mr. Gertler counsels businesses at all stages of development, from incorporation through dissolution, and advises them on diverse business transactions, including growth strategies involving acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, and also advises on structuring their financial transactions, including obtaining secured or unsecured loans and other financing.  Mr. Gertler is certified as a Mediator by the Commercial Division of the Nassau County Supreme Court of the State of New York, and is best known for his innovative and strategic approach to solving problems.

Mr. Gerter is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.


Member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Mr. Gertler has served on numerous committees, including the Bankruptcy Committee, Litigation Committee, and Chair of the Joint Committee for Attorneys and Accountants.  He is also a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Inns of Court.  Mr. Gertler also lectures at forums for lawyers and business people on a wide variety of topics and has presented for such organizations as the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau Academy of Law, NYS Society of CPA’s, Financial Planners Association, and Hofstra University.

His charitable, networking and community activities include various organizations including the counsel to the Board of Directors of the Syosset Chess Mates, a not-for-profit scholastic chess program, a member of the Executive Board of the Theodore Roosevelt Counsel of the Boy Scouts of America; Crossways Park Business Association; Team in Training, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; University of Albany Lawyers Alumni Association; the Board of Governors of Cold Spring Country Club and serves on the Executive Committee as Treasurer; American Bankruptcy Institute; the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; Long Island Import Export Association; Turnaround Management Association – Long Island Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants, and Huntington Bicycle Club.