Since 1983, consumer bankruptcy lawyer Michael H. Schwartz has been licensed to practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. Over the years, he has helped thousands of clients facing financial turmoil get their lives back on track, including consumers and businesses from Nassau County.
The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York is a unit of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and covers the counties of Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Nassau and Suffolk of New York State.
The Eastern District has 2 courthouses:
- Central Islip Office located at the Alfonse M. D’Amato U.S. Courthouse, 290 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, NY.
- And the Brooklyn Office located at the Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Courthouse, 271-C Cadman Plaza East, Suite 1595, Brooklyn, NY.
The Eastern District of New York is a part of the federal court system, which has exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases. If you are a resident of Nassau County or have most of your assets in the county, then your case will be filed in the Eastern District of New York’s Central Islip Divisional Office on Long Island.
To get to the courthouse by car from Nassau County, you can take the Long Island Expressway, Southern State Parkway or Northern State Parkway into Central Islip. The courthouse facility is located just off Spur Drive North.
By rail, the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) provides service to the Central Islip Station on the Ronkonkoma line. Suffolk County Transit buses leave twice every hour from the train station to the courthouse, which is located a little more than two miles away. Taxis are also available at the station.
The Eastern District of New York is the busiest U.S. Bankruptcy Court district in New York State. In fact, there was a total of 16,350 bankruptcy cases (Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13) initiated in the Eastern District of New York in 2012, or an average of 1,363 per month. Roughly eighty-nine percent of these cases were commenced by non-businesses, and 90.7 percent of those non-business filings were under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
If you are planning to file for bankruptcy in this court, contact an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in handling consumer bankruptcy cases for residents of Nassau County and surrounding areas.
Call Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., today toll-free at (800) On My Side or submit our online contact form. We can provide a confidential consultation about your case.
More about Nassau County
Nassau County sits just to the east of New York City and shares the Long Island shoreline with the NYC boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens to the West and Suffolk County to the East.
Many Nassau residents commute to work in New York City and surrounding areas. Within the county, the major employers are Cablevision, Verizon, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Winthrop University Hospital, Citigroup and the Nassau University Medical Center. There are also 12 four-year colleges and universities in the county, including Hofstra University and Long Island University.
Nassau County had a 7.0 percent unemployment rate in December 2012, giving it the fourth lowest unemployment rate in New York State. However, that rate is still significantly higher than the previous decade’s annual peak of 4.7 percent in 2002 and 2003.
Get Legal Help for Your Nassau County Bankruptcy Case Today
Losing a job, suddenly being hit with expensive medical bills or simply mismanaging your finances can happen to anyone. You may be facing growing numbers of creditors or foreclosure of your home.
Don’t panic. Don’t give up. Instead, run – don’t walk – to consumer bankruptcy lawyer Michael H. Schwartz, who was recently featured among “The New York Area’s Top-Rated Lawyers” in a special section in New York Magazine.
The law office of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., can get to work on your case right away and help you to unfreeze your accounts, stop garnishment of your wages and take steps to ensure that you stay in your home. Out of the thousands of cases that the firm has handled, not a single one has resulted in loss of a home to foreclosure or a bankruptcy charge being denied.
To schedule a confidential consultation, call us today toll-free at (800) On My Side or take a moment to submit our online contact form.