S. Robert Schrager Co-Chair of New York City NYSBA CLE Program


S. Robert Schrager, a partner in Hodgson Russ LLP’s Business Litigation and Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, recently served as overall planning co-chair for the New York State Bar Association’s CLE program “Working Out and Litigating the Problem Loan,” held in New York City. At the program, he was a member of a panel, that discussed banking law. Garry M. Graber, head of the firm’s Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, served as moderator for the same program in Syracuse.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Schrager was a law assistant to the justices of the Appellate Division, Second Department, of the New York Supreme Court. Mr. Schrager has over 25 years of experience practicing commercial, financial and bankruptcy litigation, and general business law. His practice has included a wide range of civil litigation matters and middle-market transactions. As a senior trial and appellate attorney, he handles complex matters with substantial financial exposure to clients and representation of clients in arbitration and mediation. Mr. Schrager serves as a special master for the New York State Supreme Court and is a certified mediator and a member of the Panel of Mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York.

Mr. Graber has over 27 years of experience practicing bankruptcy, corporate and financial restructuring, creditors' rights, financial services, commercial and corporate litigation, and general business law. He represents troubled business entities, their secured and unsecured creditors, and their shareholders and principals inside and outside of bankruptcy, as well as creditors' committees, equity committees, trustees, examiners, and purchasers in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings across the United States and in cross-border matters, primarily with Canada. He has also handled complex loan work-out transactions, lender liability, director and officer liability, bank fraud, UCC and mortgage foreclosures, and other litigation.

Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate transactions around the world and in every substantive area of law, generally structuring multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of our clients. We serve publicly traded and privately held businesses, ranging from multinational Fortune 500 companies and mature service and industrial companies to emerging start-ups and small family businesses; governmental entities; nonprofit institutions; and individuals. Hodgson Russ has offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, and Johnstown, New York; Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario. www.hodgsonruss.com

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