Attorney Richard G. Gertler

"I believe in acting as a long-term advisor for my clients to help improve their businesses and achieve their objectives."

special counsel

Richard G. Gertler

Richard G. Gertler is special counsel to Kaufman McGowan PLLC and leads our litigation practice.

Mr. Gertler has over 30 years of litigation and bankruptcy experience. He helps clients avoid mistakes that result in liability and minimize risk, while improving their business, particularly with respect to secured and unsecured lending. He also represent businesses and individuals, buyers and sellers, and landlords and tenants, in connection with the purchase, sale or lease of residential and commercial property, secured and unsecured transactions and in their efforts to obtain financing and mortgage loan workouts or address foreclosure issues. If a risk manifests, he addresses it through representation in litigation, arbitration, administrative hearings and all forms of dispute resolution.

Mr. Gertler received a:

  • J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1984.
  • B.S. from University at Albany in 1981 with a combined concentration in Marketing and Finance and a minor in Accounting.

Mr. Gertler is admitted to practice law in the State of New York in both State and Federal Courts, as well as:

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
  • The United States Supreme Court.


“Richard is professional, courteous and extremely confident in what he does. He was able to solve a money matter which had been imposs[i]ble to settle for many months and it was settled with one phone call. “

“Richard Gertler provides sound, powerful counsel to private parties and commercial entities navigating the business world. I have had the distinct pleasure of co-counseling clients with Richard and appreciate his hands-on, hand-crafted approach. Whether a fledgling business or established entity, Richard’s wealth of experience benefits his clients by anticipating issues which translates into saving costly time and resources. I hesitate to describe Richard as a general practitioner because the term fails to capture the full scope of Richard’s expertise ranging from trusted business advisor through seasoned state and federal litigator. Without hesitation, I recommend and endorse the legal skills and acumen of Richard Gertler.”

Send an email to

Richard G. Gertler

Kaufman McGowan PLLC

190 Motor Parkway, Suite 200
Hauppauge, New York 11788

(631) 972-0042

FAX (631) 410-1007

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