Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Hofstra University, B.S., 1982
State of New York, 1986
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1986
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2007
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Author, "Let Counsel Beware: Overzealous Bankruptcy Practice Can Lead to a Prison Cell" in The Champion, the Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (September/October 2012)
Author, "Cessation and Sale of a Business in a Case under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code", in The Practioner's Guide to Colorado Business Organizations (2005)
Author “Whether An Order to Compel a Cleanup Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?", New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2, May, 1994.
Author “The Enforceability of Private CERCLA Contribution Claims in a Bankruptcy Case”, New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, Aug/Nov, 1993.
Author “Administrative Expense Status of Punitive Civil Penalties, Assessed Post-Petition”, New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Journal, Vol.13, No. 2, May, 1993.
Author “Treatment of Future Response Costs Under the Bankruptcy Code”, New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, November, 1992.
Joel Shafferman is Counsel to the Firm. Mr. Shafferman concentrates his practice in the areas of Bankruptcy Law, Insolvency and Creditors Rights.
Mr. Shafferman is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hofstra University and his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 1985 where he was a Research Editor of the Law Review.
In addition to serving as Counsel with the Firm, Mr. Shafferman continues to serve as Principal of his own firm.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Shafferman served as a Law Clerk to a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn Division, and has an extensive experience in representing debtors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, as well as landlords, lenders, and other creditors in enforcing their rights in Bankruptcy cases. Mr. Shafferman is the author of numerous articles in publications on insolvency-related issues. Mr. Shafferman has also been an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in New York City.