Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Consumer, Bankruptcy: Business, Business/Corporate, Construction Litigation: Business, Tax: Business, Tax: Consumer

Paul Hollender specializes in bankruptcy law, catering to both individual consumers and businesses. He is the sole Board Certified Bankruptcy Attorney in Staten Island and boasts a 46-year track record in this field, attracting clients from across the New York City metropolitan area. His extensive experience equips him to address all your bankruptcy inquiries, including the perils of filing for bankruptcy without legal representation, elucidating the distinctions between various bankruptcy chapters, clarifying the workings of Chapter 13, and elucidating the risks associated with Debt Settlement. Hollender practices in both the Eastern (Brooklyn) and Southern (Manhattan) District Bankruptcy Courts and served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Certification, the body responsible for certifying bankruptcy attorneys, for six years starting in 2006.

Currently, Hollender is actively assisting taxi medallion owners grappling with economic shifts. His toolkit comprises chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies, loan modification negotiations, and non-bankruptcy strategic planning, as discussed in our taxi blog.

Furthermore, Hollender is deeply engaged in aiding business owners grappling with the impact of COVID-19. He also conducts webinars for the NYS Bar Association and other professional organizations on the new Small Business Reorganization Act, a more cost-effective alternative to traditional chapter 11 reorganization tailored to family-owned businesses.

Distinguishing himself as one of the rare bankruptcy attorneys capable of skillfully navigating the expanded Chapter 13, even for debts spanning over 5 years without interest and often at a significant discount, Hollender is a compassionate legal practitioner who comprehends that financial hardships, often stemming from external factors, afflict everyone. His mission is to help clients move beyond their past financial challenges and embrace a brighter future. The firm offers assistance in rebuilding credit and furnishing post-bankruptcy guidance and counseling to clients. Guided by the motto “WE LISTEN…WE CARE…WE HELP,” the firm, with other attorneys equipped to address all legal needs, endeavors to cultivate enduring client relationships that extend far beyond the initial bankruptcy inquiry.

Hollender has steered thousands of individuals and businesses towards financial stability and renewal following trying events or periods in their lives. He provides insights into which assets can be retained during bankruptcy filings and recognizes that clients universally seek Peace and Hope, aspirations he strives to help them achieve. Moreover, he has acted as a Receiver, appointed by State Courts, for businesses linked to matrimonial proceedings.

Hollender also assists business owners in devising strategies to safeguard their personal assets in the face of business setbacks or financial risks. He has additionally served as a Mediator in bankruptcy cases.

In his interactions with all clients, Hollender extends a compassionate touch, deriving satisfaction from returning clients’ autonomy over their lives. Throughout his career, he has frequently assisted the children of former clients and individuals who return to him when confronted with different financial crises many years after their initial engagement.

Hollender also represents businesses facing financial challenges and individuals or companies either asserting claims against those who have filed for bankruptcy or defending against lawsuits initiated by a Bankruptcy Trustee.

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