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Nosek Joins Bankruptcy Group as an Associate
October 13, East Meadow, NY – Robert Nosek (resident of Glen Cove) joined the Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Rights Practice Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP as an Associate. He has significant bankruptcy law experience with a unique perspective, as he has worked in both private practice and in the courts. As a practitioner, he has represented numerous clients in all areas of insolvency including secured and unsecured creditors, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees, creditors’ committees, and individuals and businesses as debtors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nosek was a Law Clerk to The Honorable James L. Garrity, Jr. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. In this role, he assisted with research and drafting of opinions, bench rulings, and orders on substantive and procedural issues in business and consumer bankruptcy cases.
Upon his law school graduation, Mr. Nosek joined a New York City law firm for four years as an Associate. He then joined a Long Island law firm, first as an Associate for eight years, and then as Counsel for another four.
His significant representations involved advising a creditors’ committee as Special Counsel on individual mortgage borrower and class action claims, providing counsel to a large retailer as Conflicts Counsel in resolving multi-million dollar equipment lease claims against the retail debtor; advising an owner of multiple malls as counsel to the debtor in sale of substantial real estate; and advocating for retired pilots in a large airline Chapter 11 case.
Mr. Nosek earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 1997, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the California State University, Long Beach in 1994.
While a law student, Mr. Nosek interned for The Honorable Burton R. Lifland at the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, and was a staff member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.
He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP has grown into Long Island’s second largest full-service law firm with offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its 15 practice areas include: real estate, real property tax certiorari and condemnation, cooperative and condominium, land use, environmental law, corporate/securities, litigation, commercial lending, labor relations/employment law, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights, nonprofit/tax exempt and religious organizations, trusts and estates, elder law, telecommunications law, and criminal law.