Robert A. Wolf

Partner

P 212.216.1159   F 212.216.8001

 

Robert A. Wolf

Partner

P 212.216.1159   F 212.216.8001   rwolf@tarterkrinsky.com

Robert A. Wolf counsels on all aspects of bankruptcy, real estate litigation and commercial litigation. He has a particular concentration in litigation involving fraudulent transfers under the Bankruptcy Code, fiduciary duty breaches on the part of corporate officers and directors, and litigation affecting loan problems, including real estate mortgage foreclosures, foreclosures on Uniform Commercial Code interests involving cooperatives, and enforcement of guarantees. He also has extensive experience negotiating workout agreements.

Robert represents bankruptcy trustees, lending institutions and other interested parties in litigation in both federal and state courts and has argued appeals in both forums. One appeal resulted in a landmark New York State Court of Appeals case, ALH Properties Ten, Inc. v. 306 100th Street Owners Corp., in which he successfully argued that a lender’s security interest in a block of unsold cooperative shares was superior to any lien of the cooperative corporation with respect to the unfulfilled repair obligations of the co-op sponsor.

Prior to joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, Mr. Wolf was a Partner at Squire Sanders. 

Representative Matters:

  • Serving as special litigation counsel to the bankruptcy trustee of Asia Global Crossing, resulting in US$32.5 million in settlements of litigation filed against the debtor’s former senior officers and directors.
  • Serving as special litigation counsel to the bankruptcy trustee of The Cassandra Group, whose principal was the so-called “investment adviser to the Hollywood stars,” resulting in settlements of fraudulent transfer litigation aggregating in excess of US$6 million.
  • Serving as counsel to the bankruptcy trustee in the successful Chapter 11 reorganization of a 550-unit New York City cooperative apartment corporation, pursuant to which the multimillion-dollar mortgage indebtedness of the debtor was restructured and the large block of unsold apartment units was conveyed to a white knight investor.
Education
  • New York University, J.D., 1976
  • Research editor, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
  • Princeton University, B.A., cum laude, 1973
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Awards and Honors
  • Super Lawyers, 2007-2012, 2014-2018
Memberships
  • For over a decade, he has served as chair of the New York State Bar Association’s “Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts” program. He also served on the New York State Bar Association Real Property Section’s Task Force to Reform Mortgage Foreclosure Process, which resulted in passage of legislation authorizing nonjudicial foreclosure of certain commercial real estate mortgages.
Articles
  • “Mortgage Foreclosure,” in Volume 21 of West’s New York Practice Series, Volume 21, West Group; 1998
  • “The Federal Condominium and Cooperative Conversion Protection and Abuse Relief Act of 1980: A ‘Sleeper’ Statute Takes on Potentially Broad Ramifications in New York," New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section Newsletter; April 1989
  • “Comment, US v. Butenko: Electronic Surveillance for Foreign Intelligence Purposes," New York University Journal of International Law and Politics; Winter 1976
Speaking Engagements
  • Robert is a frequent speaker on mortgage foreclosures, workouts and bankruptcy issues.

Favorite Sports Team:
Yankees (of course)

Favorite Vacation Spots:
Have traveled to various countries in Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma). Anticipated next trip: Bhutan.

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Education
  • New York University, J.D., 1976
  • Research editor, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
  • Princeton University, B.A., cum laude, 1973
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Awards and Honors
  • Super Lawyers, 2007-2012, 2014-2018
Memberships
  • For over a decade, he has served as chair of the New York State Bar Association’s “Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts” program. He also served on the New York State Bar Association Real Property Section’s Task Force to Reform Mortgage Foreclosure Process, which resulted in passage of legislation authorizing nonjudicial foreclosure of certain commercial real estate mortgages.
Articles
  • “Mortgage Foreclosure,” in Volume 21 of West’s New York Practice Series, Volume 21, West Group; 1998
  • “The Federal Condominium and Cooperative Conversion Protection and Abuse Relief Act of 1980: A ‘Sleeper’ Statute Takes on Potentially Broad Ramifications in New York," New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section Newsletter; April 1989
  • “Comment, US v. Butenko: Electronic Surveillance for Foreign Intelligence Purposes," New York University Journal of International Law and Politics; Winter 1976
Speaking Engagements
  • Robert is a frequent speaker on mortgage foreclosures, workouts and bankruptcy issues.

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