Robert L. Rattet
Robert L. Rattet has been practicing in the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency law for business and real estate enterprises since he started his own law practice in April 1975. Mr. Rattet’s practice mainly involves Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court workouts, and related litigation. He has been involved in several prominent national and local cases representing corporations and individuals in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to the construction, real estate development, waste disposal, and restaurant industries.
Mr. Rattet has acted as an operating trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and as an assignee for the benefit of creditors in several proceedings in New York State Supreme Court. He is also a certified mediator before the United States Bankruptcy Court and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Mr. Rattet graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1966, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and a minor in Accounting. He received his juris doctor from Emory University in 1969.
- Mr. Rattet is admitted to practice in New York, the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.
- Global Land, Inc. Global Recycling and Collection, Inc., (In re Karta Corp), 296 B.R. 305 (S.D.N.Y. 2003); decision granting extensive injunctive relief against municipality in removed Article 78 proceeding.
- Pasquale Cartalemi v. Karta Corp., et. al., (In re Karta Corp.), 342 B.R. 45, 342 B.R. 674 (S.D.N.Y. 2006); decisions granting injunctive relief to non-Debtor parties under a plan of reorganization against lawsuits related to confirmation of a plan.
- Citik Ka Wah Bank Limited v. Virginia Wong,(In re Virginia Wong), 291 B.R. 266 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2003); decision granting motion to dismiss discharge and dischargeability, surveying the law on discharge and dischargeability in Chapter 7 proceedings and establishing a broad right to relief for Chapter 7 debtors.
- In re 495 Central Park Avenue Assocs., 136 B.R. 626 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1992); decision granting motion of private lenders to prime existing real estate first mortgages for tenant improvements.
- A.C.E. Elevator Co., Inc. v. Local No. 1, International Union of elevator Constructors, (In re Ace Elevator Co., Inc.), 2009 WL 3255381 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2009); decision establishing right to damages for violation of the automatic stay based upon illegal union strike.
- James B. Glucksman and Robert L. Rattet, Ponzi Scheme Recovery? Investor and Broker Defenses Against Inevitable Trustee Recovery Litigation, NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL (Jan. 31, 2009).
- Robert L. Rattet and James B. Glucksman, Ruling Under Bankruptcy Code Permits Debtors to Rehabilitate Real Estate, 208 NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL 97 (Nov. 18, 1992).
Recognitions and Awards
- Frequently been named as a leading bankruptcy attorney in the United States by The Deal magazine.
- Named in the 2007 New York Super Lawyers, handed out to the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the State of New York
- Received an “Above the Bar” Award by the Westchester County Bar Association as the leading bankruptcy lawyer for 2010
- Honoree of the UJA Westchester Business and Professional Division in 2009
- NABBI Entrepreneur of the Year (2007)
- Mr. Rattet is a long-standing member of numerous bankruptcy associations including the American Bankruptcy Institute; the Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Division; the Turnaround Management Association; the Westchester County Bar Association; and the New York State Bar Association.
- Mr. Rattet is the Chairman of the Board of the Clay Arts Center in Port Chester, New York, is on the Board of Governors for the UJA-Federation Westchester Business and Professional Division, and he sits on the Board of Directors for the Doctors Cancer Foundation.