State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1983; State University of New York at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979; Bar Admissions: New York Court Admissions: United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; United States Court of Federal Claims; United States Supreme Court
Founding Member of Thaler Law Firm PLLC 2013-present. The firm concentrates in bankruptcy, mediation, commercial litigation, corporate law and real estate. Chapter 7 Panel Bankruptcy Trustee in the Eastern District of New York 1990-present; Founding Partner of Thaler Gertler LLP 1997-2013; Bankruptcy Department Managing Attorney at Goldman, Horowitz & Cherno 1985-1997
I have mediated numerous matters to successful resolution over the past 10 years as a Court appointed mediator in bankruptcy cases and as a member of the Mediation Panel- Commercial Division of Nassau County Supreme Court. In 2014 I was appointed to the mediator panel in the Hurricane Sandy case, E.D.N.Y. In 2013 I was appointed to mediate over 100 cases in the Agape World, Inc. Ponzi scheme, E.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Case No. 09-70660.
Mediation Presentations: All About Arbitration & Mediation (panelist); Family Law Mediation Program (speaker) at Nassau County Family Court (3/2014); Mediation Program (panelist) entitled Alternative Dispute Resolution: Resolving an Estate-Related Commercial Dispute with the Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court (3/2014); Mock Commercial Program (panelist) entitled The Art of Mediation: A Cost Effective Alternative to Judicial Determinations with Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court (3/2014); Mock Mediation Program (panelist) addressing guardianship issues with Alternative Dispute Resolution and Elder Law Committees (2/2014); Mock Mediation Program (panelist) entitled Keeping Family Feuds (and other Fights) Out of Court with Alternative Dispute Resolution, Community Relations and Public Education Committees (10/2013); Mediation Program (panelist) entitled Using Neuroscience & Other Techniques To Overcome Impasse in Mediation with Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (4/2013); Mediation Training for the Commercial Division (speaker) with Nassau Academy of Law (4/2011); The Art & Future of Mediation: a Cost Efficient Judicial Alternative (speaker) with Hofstra University School of Law (12/2008).