Paul Hollender

Bankruptcy Attorney Bio

Paul Hollander

Paul Hollender, Esq.
Freehold, New Jersey
732.780.3090
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When the new Bankruptcy Code became effective in 1979, Paul Hollender was one of the first to master its intricacies, applying it to debtors, creditors, individuals and corporations. Currently, Mr. Hollender focuses on Chapter 11 reorganizations, heading up the firm’s bankruptcy department.

He often engages in speaking and educational programs. He has served as chairman of a CLE seminar sponsored by the New York County Lawyers Association entitled Ethical Issues for Bankruptcy Lawyers; co-chairman and and presenter of a program at NYCLA in advance of the implementation of the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act; and a presenter at the 2007 NYCLA seminar on the effect of the new law.

Hollender is a regular contributor to the New York State Bar Journal and the New York Law Journal. In addition he writes a newsletter entitled Bankruptcy Notes, which guides attorneys and accountants on the impacts of Bankruptcy Law. He also provides a newsletter directed towards consumers. He was a regular contributor and served for many years on the Editorial Board for the Bankruptcy Bar Bulletin, eventually becoming Editor in Chief in the late 1980’s.

Since 1993 Hollender has been designated “Board Certified” by the American Board of Certification, in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law, joining a select list of National Bankruptcy Attorneys. Since 2006 he has been a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. He has also received the Martindale-Hubbell “AV” peer-rating, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. The “AV” rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Hollender was one of only four consumer bankruptcy attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2007 and 2008 NY Metropolitan Area editions of “New York Super Lawyers”.

Hollender is also a trained Mediator, and sits on the Mediation Panels of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

He is currently a member of the New York County Lawyers Association Business Bankruptcy Committee, the Brooklyn Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Hollender has also served on the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association. In 1984 he became active in the Bankruptcy Lawyers Bar Association, serving for five years as a member of its Board of Governors.

Hollender is also a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Richmond County Bar Association (Staten Island) where he served as a director for six years and as Fee Arbitration Chairman for four years. For five years he served as representative to the Network of Bar Leaders, a city-wide organization, acting as treasurer from 1992-1995.

Having graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Hollender went on to its law school to obtain his law degree in 1975. He is admitted to practice in New York State, the U.S. District Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy Law
Business & Commercial Law
Litigation & Appeals
Mediation

Recognitions

Attorney Paul Hollender is Board Certified by the American Board of Certification, in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law and has been elected to the Board of Directors of this nationwide certifying organization.

Since 1993 Hollender has been designated “Board Certified” by the American Board of Certification, in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law, joining a select list of National Bankruptcy Attorneys. Since 2006 he has been a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. He has also received the Martindale-Hubbell “AV” peer-rating, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. The “AV” rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Hollender was one of only four consumer bankruptcy attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2007 and 2008 NY Metropolitan Area editions of “New York Super Lawyers”.

Certification/Specialties

Certified in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification

Member Mediation Panel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York

Member Mediation Panel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York

Admitted

1976, New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court

Education

State University of New York College at Buffalo , J.D.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Brooklyn (Member, Bankruptcy Committee, 1991)

Richmond County (Director, 1981-1985, 1987-1989, 1990-1992; Judiciary Screening Committee, 1988-1994; Chairman, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1994-1998)

New York State and American Bar Associations

New York County Lawyers Association (Member, Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Committees)

American Bankruptcy Institute

Network of Bar Leaders (Treasurer, 1992-1995)

Biography

Member, Editorial Board, 1982-1992 and Editor-in-Chief, 1989-1991, Bankruptcy Bar Bulletin. Bankruptcy Notes Editor, Richmond County Bar Association, 1983-1985. Member, Board of Directors, Staten Island Family Service, 1986-1989. Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Ethical Issues for Bankruptcy Lawyers. Member, Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York, Ad Hoc Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (2000). (Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification)
Paul Hollender of the New York Bar is Of Counsel to Detzky & Hunter, LLC. He is the only Board Certified (American Board of Certification , 1993) bankruptcy Attorney in Staten Island. He has practiced bankruptcy law since 1977, has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 and 2008 editions of “NY Super Lawyers”, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Certification.