Richard J. McCord

Richard J. McCord is a Partner in our Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Practice Group. He has an in-depth understanding of bankruptcy law, representing creditors and debtors in all areas of corporate and consumer bankruptcy matters. He also lectures on bankruptcy issues throughout the course of the year. 

Prior to joining Certilman Balin, he practiced in a boutique law firm involved in many complex business negotiations and commercial litigation matters. He was responsible for business bankruptcy proceedings and workouts.  

He the Supervising Judge in charge of administrative duties for the City of Glen Cove, presiding over all phases of civil and criminal proceedings.  

Since 1987, he has served as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York. He also served as a Chapter 13 Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York.  

Active in his community, Mr. McCord has served as Chairman of the YMCA of Long Island Corporate Board and as Chairman of the Board of Managers of the YMCA at Glen Cove. For his dedication and service to that organization, the YMCA of Long Island honored him as the Adult Volunteer of the Year. He was also honored at the fourth annual National Night Out Against Crime hosted by the City of Glen Cove and Glen Cove Fire Department for his “outstanding efforts as a member of the city’s judiciary system.”  

Mr. McCord earned a Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. He has achieved the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell. 

Before serving as Justice of the City of Glen Cove, Mr. McCord was Deputy Mayor of Glen Cove from 1980 until 1983, and Chairman of the Glen Cove Housing Authority from 1985 until 1987.  

Education
Quinnipiac School of LawJ.D. 1980
Columbia University, B.A., 1977 

Bar Admission
New York 

Court Admission
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court 

Recognitions
Adult Volunteer of the Year, YMCA of Long Island, 2011
Honored for “outstanding efforts as a member of the city’s judiciary system,” National Night Out Against Crime, City of Glen Cove and Glen Cove Fire Department
Highest Rating from Martindale Hubbell. 

Appointments
Supervising Judge, City of Glen Cove
Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
Chapter 13 Trustee, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York, 1981-1992
Deputy Mayor of Glen Cove, 1980-1983 

Community Involvement
YMCA of Long Island Corporate Board & Board of Managers, Chairman
Glen Cove Housing Authority, Chairman, 1985-1987