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About Our Attorneys in White Plains, NY

At RATTET PLLC, we aim to provide the best legal representation to help our clients with their cases. No matter if you need support during bankruptcy proceedings or commercial litigation assistance, we are here for you. Our professional attorneys in White Plains, NY, take pride in advocating for clients who are in and outside of the courtroom. Learn more about RATTET PLLC and our legal services below:


Robert L. Rattet

Born and raised in Florida, Mr. Robert L. Rattet is a member and managing partner of RATTET PLLC. He has been practicing law for over 40 years. His background includes:

Skills & Expertise:

  • Georgia Tech - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering/Management - 1966
  • Emory University (Juris Doctorate) - 1969
  • Rattet & Company, P.C. 1975-1995
  • Rattet, Pasternak & Gordon Oliver, PLLC - 1995 - 2012
  • DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP - 2013
  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP - 2014 - 2017
  • RATTET PLLC - 2017 - Present

Bar Admissions:

  • Admitted to Practice in NY State- 1970

Court Admissions:

  • New York State Admission 1970
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of NY
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd and 3rd Circuits
  • US Supreme Court



Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Clay Art Center
  • Doctors' Cancer Foundation
  • UJA-Federation of New York
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New York Institute of Credit

Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law
  • Real Estate
  • Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Commercial Law

James B. Glucksman

Mr. James B. Glucksman is of counsel to RATTET PLLC in commercial, asset transfer litigation, and bankruptcy cases. He identifies and implements strategies which consistently prevail on appeal, has a reputation for troubleshooting solutions to unique and difficult situations, has won groundbreaking cases that have subsequently set new legal precedents, and orchestrates live testimony, discovery and appellate work. Mr. Glucksman's background includes:

Skills & Expertise:

  • Cornell University (College of Arts & Sciences, Bachelor of Arts) - 1979
  • Boston University Law School (Juris Doctorate) - 1982
  • Rattet, Pasternak & Gordon Oliver, PLLC - 1975 - 2012
  • DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP - 2013
  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP - 2014
  • Independent Practice - 2015 - 2017
  • RATTET PLLC - 2017 - Present

Bar Memberships:

  • State of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for Second and Sixth Circuits
  • United States District Court for Southern, Eastern, Northern, & Western Districts of New York

Affiliations & Charities:

  • American Jewish Committee - Westchester/Fairfield - Diplomatic Outreach Committee
  • Westchester Reform Temple - Men's Club Trustee

Jonathan S. Pasternak

Jonathan S. Pasternak started practicing with Robert Rattet in 1990, becoming a named partner in their former law firm in 1995. He then served as the firm's managing partner from 2004 to 2012. From 2013 to 2018, he chaired the restructuring practice at DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP in White Plains, NY. Mr. Pasternak is currently of counsel to RATTET PLLC. He provides a special concentration in bankruptcy, workout, and business and real estate law matters throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Mr. Pasternak routinely represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with a focus primarily on debtors and their management. He has represented such noteworthy clients such as Pudgie's Famous Chicken, Gaseteria Oil Corp., Nationwide Electronics, Circle In the Square Theatre, International Wholesale Tile, Dicanio Organization, Byram Concrete Corp., and Atrinsic, Inc. in their respective Chapter 11 proceedings.

Additionally, Mr. Pasternak is a member of numerous national and regional bankruptcy and commercial law associations and has lectured on bankruptcy law before various professional associations throughout New York and Westchester County. He has also been frequently quoted in Crain's, "The Deal" and other industry publications and newspapers. Mr. Pasternak resides in Tenafly, NJ with his wife and three children. He is an avid runner, singer, guitarist, and performer as well.

Speaking Engagements:

  • Frequently Lectures & Appears in a Variety of Media Outlets on Bankruptcy-Related Matters
  • Appeared on CNN's Lou Dobbs Money Line in the Fall of 2005 on the Issue of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005
  • Was Interviewed by June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio in June 2008 on the Recent Increase in Business Bankruptcies and Again in November 2008 & December 2008 on the Current Retail Bankruptcy Crisis
  • Appeared in September 2011 alongside Several Distinguished Scholars & Jurists on a Panel Hosted by the New York Institute of Credit on Current Developments in Bankruptcy Case Law

Recognitions & Awards:

  • Named in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 New York Super Lawyers (Handed out to the Top 5% of Practicing Attorneys in the State of New York)
  • Is an AV Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Has Been Routinely Named a Top 20 Leading Bankruptcy Attorney & 1 of the Top 3 Leading Debtor Bankruptcy Attorneys in the United States (in Terms of Case Assignments) by the Deal

Education:

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. - 1989
  • Brown University, A.B - 1985
  • The Pingry School, Cum Laude - 1981

Bar Admissions:

  • New York Bar Association

Court Admissions:

  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of NY
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Memberships:

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New York Institute of Credit

Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law
  • Real Estate
  • Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Commercial Law