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, litigation affecting loan problems, including real estate mortgage foreclosures, foreclosures on Uniform Commercial Code interests involving cooperatives, and enforcement of guarantees, and lawsuits and summary proceedings involving commercial landlords and tenants. He also has extensive experience negotiating loan workout agreements, as well as agreements resolving commercial landlord-tenant disputes.
Bob 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.
For more than two decades, Bob has served as chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts program. Bob 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.
Prior to joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, Bob was a partner at Squire Sanders.
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.
Thirty-two lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, a rise in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys awarded as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Thirty lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
New York Metro Super Lawyers has named 21 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin lawyers in 10 practices to its 2016 list.
The 2015 New York Super Lawyers recognized 22 of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s attorneys.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP is pleased to welcome Robert A. Wolf as a Partner in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group. Bob is experienced in all aspects of bankruptcy, real estate and commercial litigation.
On October 6, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Partner Robert Wolf will be Co-Chair for the CLE webinar panel, “Receiverships In New York,” for the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). The panel will explore Part 36 of the rules of the Chief Judge/the court, the application process for being appointed as receiver, the powers and duties of receivers as well as the substantive law governing receiverships. The panel will also offer practical guidance for those who are interested in becoming receivers.
On April 5, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring partner Robert Wolf will chair the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts CLE program. The program will provide a practical “nuts and bolts” approach to New York’s judicial commercial mortgage foreclosure process and will cover pre-foreclosure initial steps, steps for the lender, judicial foreclosure and court-appointed officials, the foreclosure sale and post-sale issues, mortgage foreclosure from the defendant's perspective, bankruptcy matters, mortgage loan workouts and confronting potential ethical concerns and challenges.
During the week of November 12, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring partner Robert Wolf will be the overall program co-chair at the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Residential Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts CLE, which he has chaired for more than 25 years.
On March 6, lawyers in our Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Group attended the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Gala Awards Dinner, which celebrates the largest and most prestigious moot court competition in the country.
Since 1995, partner Robert Wolf has chaired or co-chaired every presentation of the New York State Bar Association’s Practical Skills – Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts Program which focuses on New York’s judicial mortgage foreclosure process.
Understandably lost in the shuffle amidst the myriad of new laws and regulations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is New York's new Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA). Signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on December 6, 2019, the UVTA became effective on April 4, 2020, and governs fraudulent transfers made on or after that effective date.
On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 was signed into law, creating a new Subchapter 5 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The new law, which went into effect on February 19, 2020, is designed to streamline and expedite the debt restructuring process for small businesses which affirmatively elect to file bankruptcy under Subchapter 5.