With over twenty five years of legal experience, Brian P. Schechter focuses his practice on all phases of individual and corporate bankruptcies, creditor representation, complex bankruptcy litigation, real estate transactions, civil litigation and divorce and family law proceedings. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation in all courts of Long Island and New York City.
Mr. Schechter has vast experience representing debtors and creditors in all phases of bankruptcy, including Chapter 7, 11 and 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.Mr. Schechter also has substantial experience in the areas of divorce and family law, representing clients in various courts on issues including child support, custody, visitation, property distribution, and related matters.
Mr. Schechter has extensive appellate experience arguing cases and being on brief on various matters before the New York State Court of Appeals (People v. McKiernan, 84 N.Y. 2d 915; People v. Letterlough, 86 N.Y. 2d 259); Second Circuit Court of Appeals (Howard v. Senkowski, 986 F.2d 24); as well as many matters before the New York State Appellate Division, 2nd Department.
He was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1991, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Mr. Schechter is a senior associate with Berger, Fischoff, Shumer, Wexler & Goodman, LLP, having been with the firm for more than fifteen years. He is known in the legal profession and to his clients as an attorney who is very approachable and always working towards resolution. But, when resolution is not possible, his skills as an experienced litigator make Mr. Schechter a well-rounded advocate for his clients.
He lives on Long Island with his wife and 2 children, where he has been involved in numerous community organizations.