Richard A. Klass is the quintessential “Court Street Lawyer,” as defined by the opens in a new windowNew York Times: “a street-smart sharpie with verve, hustle and a striver’s charisma.”
Practicing law much like a critical care doctor functions, Klass is the lawyer clients appreciate when the issue is so vital. Practicing primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, debt collection and enforcement of judgments, legal malpractice, and real estate litigation, his firm also represents clients in opens in a new windowbankruptcy, civil appeals, and opens in a new windowfederal court litigation.
With an office in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Klass lectures and writes extensively for lawyers and industry professionals. He writes and publishes the widely-read quarterly newsletter Law Currents and a blog of the same name.
Mr. Klass has written several books. These include:
- Hug of War Instead of Tug of War: RPAPL Section 993: Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (2020)
- A Man’s Home Is (Not Always) His Castle: RPAPL 881 license to enter property (2018)
- Killing the “Zombies”: Recent Changes to New York State’s Foreclosure Laws (2017)
- Attorney’s Liens and Legal Fee Enforcementopens PDF file : What to do if your client stops paying you (2015)
- Successfully Defending Your Credit Card Lawsuit: What to Do If You Are Sued for a Credit Card Debt (2013).
In 2020, Richard Klass was selected for the sixth time to the New York Metro Super Lawyers List.
Areas of Practice
- Abandoned Property Petitions and Litigation
- Appellate (Appeals)
- Attorney Fee Collections
- Bankruptcy Practice (Chapters 7, 11 and 13; for both debtor and creditor)
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Transactions and Business Formation
- Debt Collection and Litigation: Consumer and Commercial
- Legal Malpractice, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Attorney Negligence
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate Transactions
- Real Estate Litigation
- Wills and Estates
The firm also has a reputation for taking on those unusual and difficult cases that may not fit into a single “pigeon hole.” If you’re not sure if “Your Court Street Lawyer” handles it, just ask.
Our offices are conveniently located on Court Street in downtown Brooklyn, just steps from Brooklyn Borough Hall. Call (718) 643-6063 to schedule an appointment now.
LawCurrents, Our Newsletter
The plaintiff sued the defendant on his personal guaranty of a note and recovered a $1 million judgment against him. The plaintiff-creditor issued an execution to the New York City Marshal, who then levied on the defendant-debtor’s financial account. The creditor, debtor and City Marshal stipulated that an appeals bond would be filed pending the debtor’s appeal of the judgment and the account would be released to the debtor….