Attorney Profiles

Attorney Profiles

Meet the Bankruptcy Lawyers of Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP.  Our attorneys and legal staff make up one of the top five Long Island Bankruptcy Firms on Long Island.   Our experience in the bankruptcy field allows us to understand your needs and desires.  We are committed to either resolving your problems.  We listen,we respond quickly and we welcome your interest in Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP.

Attorneys – Partners

Heath BergerHeath S. Berger

Heath S. Berger is one of the most widely known and respected consumer bankruptcy practitioners on Long Island. He has been involved in many “law making” cases in the Eastern & Southern Districts of New York and is actively sought out by many local law firms to represent their clients in all aspects of bankruptcy practice. His cases range from the simplest Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies to the most highly litigated matters representing both debtors and creditors.  To date, Mr. Berger has filed over ten thousand bankruptcy petitions on behalf of clients.  He has helped countless people save their homes and businesses and discharged millions of dollars in debts. In addition, Mr. Berger has lectured at various events to educate both attorneys and debtors in the area of bankruptcy law.  Read more…

GaryGary C. Fischoff

Gary C. Fischoff, has been practicing Real Estate and Bankruptcy law for the past 30 years and is celebrating 25 years as a AV Preeminent Rated Attorney*.  Additionally, his real estate practice includes the full range of residential and commercial acquisition, sales, development, financing and litigation.  His bankruptcy cases cover the full myriad of proceedings, including representing both debtors and creditors.  His experience ranges from handling complex corporate reorganization matters to the simplest individual consumer Chapter 7. Mr. Fischoff is widely recognized as one of Long Island’s leading practitioners and has appeared regularly on News 12 and in Newsday offering commentary on bankruptcy issues of the day.  He is a founding member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the leading national organization dedicated to protecting the rights of consumer debtors.   He is also one of the first area attorneys to be certified by the American Board of Certification.  Read more…

Steven E. Shumersteven

Steven E.  Shumer has been practicing law for over twenty years and is a partner at the law firm of Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP.  Mr. Shumer has built a reputation as a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for his clients.   He is known for his expertise in divorce, family and matrimonial law and has in depth knowledge of  bankruptcy law.  Mr. Shumer’s desire at all times is to treat every client with respect and dignity.

As a highly respected divorce and family law attorney with over twenty years of experience, Mr. Shumer has built a reputation as a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for his clients. Mr. Shumer has handled ground breaking cases. He has been interviewed and quoted in various publications including the New York Law Journal and Long Island Newsday. Mr. Shumer has authored a monthly legal column that appeared in over 25 local newspapers across Long Island and has participated in lectures to educate the public on matters involving divorce and family law. In October 2013 and October 2014 Mr. Shumer was nominated for “Best of Long Island” under the category of “Divorce Lawyer.”  Read more..

Special Counsel


Peter J. Goodman

Special Council Peter J. Goodman, Esq., has been a practicing attorney since 1996. His specialization is in real estate law, religious corporation law, and personal injury law with an emphasis on purchases and sales, litigation, foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation.

HofstraSchool of Law
The GeorgeWashingtonUniversity

Long Island Housing Crisis Task Force; Long Island Housing Partnership (formerly served on Strategic Planning Committee); New York State Coalition For Excellence in Homeownership Education; New York State Bar Association; Nassau County Bar Association; Brooklyn Bar Association; Former Treasurer for the Town of Hempstead Democratic Committee.  Read more..


The matrimonial team of Steven E. Shumer and Heath S. Berger, along with their experienced support staff, are here to help you.

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