Press Release

For Immediate Release

McCord Elevated to Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Practice Group

January 30, 2023, Hauppauge, NY — Richard J. McCord, Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, has been elevated to Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights 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. 

He served as Supervising Judge in charge of administrative duties for the City of Glen Cove, presiding over all phases of civil and criminal proceedings for 34 years, and the courthouse will be named after him.

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.  

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