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Andrew M. Thaler, Long Island Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee

Andrew M. Thaler [1]Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq.
    
This post is part of a series of biographies and profiles of Long Island bankruptcy trustees and judges [2].
 
Few trustees are as involved with Bar Association activities, pro bono work, and giving back to the legal profession as Andy, who has been a Chapter 7 trustee since 1990 on cases in the Central Islip Bankruptcy Court, which is in the Eastern District of New York.
 
As a trustee, Andy is widely respected by the bench and bar for his knowledge and easy-going, yet authoritative demeanor.
 
For ten years, Andy’s office was directly one floor above mine when we both had offices in the same building in Westbury, during a time when the Bankruptcy Court was located half a block away from us.
 
He has been very involved in the Nassau County Bar Association and he served as Dean of the Nassau Academy of Law in 2001 to 2002, and also served on the Bar Association’s Board of Directors from 2002 to 2005.  He is a former chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Committee.
 
In addition, Andy and I co-founded the Nassau County Pro Bono legal services project for bankruptcy in 1991.  That year, the Bar Association honored him as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.  Later, in 2003, he was co-recipient of the Partners in Justice Award from Nassau/Suffolk Law Services for his pro bono work, along with Chapter 7 trustee Richard L. Stern.  He was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by the Nassau County Bar Association in September 2007.
 
Andy and I both serve on the  Board of Directors for the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court.  Since 2002 he has been the Inn’s Continuing Legal Education Program Coordinator.  Andy and I have also served together as panelists for several bankruptcy seminars over the years.  We gave a presentation at the Bar Association in October, and we are also giving another presentation scheduled for February.
 
In addition to bankruptcy matters, Andy also represents clients with commercial litigation.  He is a founding partner of the East Meadow law firm, Thaler & Gertler, LLP [3], and currently serves as its managing partner.
 
Andy is also a mediator and serves on the Mediation Panel for the Bankruptcy Court (Eastern District of New York).
 
Andy graduated Magna Cum Laude from State University of New York at Albany in 1979 where he majored in sociology.  He attended SUNY Buffalo Law School, graduating in 1983.  He was admitted to the New York bar in 1984.
 
Despite a very busy schedule, Andy finds time for tennis, gardening, the beach, and his family.  He has two children in college and recently took up the guitar so that he could play with his son.
 
If you have a case with Andy, you can be assured of being treated fairly and with respect.
 
Here’s Andy’s contact info:
 
Andrew M. Thaler, Esq.
Thaler & Gertler, LLP
90 Merrick Avenue, Suite 400
East Meadow, NY 11554
Phone: (516) 228-3553
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