Kevin R. Toole - Of Counsel.
Kevin R. Toole - Of Counsel.
Legal Counsel
Phone: (516) 279-6848 ext. 15
Fax:  (516) 213-3441
Email: rherman@sarlegal.com

Mr. Toole was admitted to practice in 1985 in the state of New York. For 20 years he has practiced in the area of personal and business bankruptcy, primarily debtor representation. Mr. Toole joined the prestigious practice of Scott A. Rosenberg, P.C. to expand the firm’s Lender and Litigation departments and develop a strong debtor discovery practice. Mr. Toole’s extensive experience allows him to personally handle all of the firm’s bankruptcy cases.

Born May 5, 1958, Oceanside, New York. Admitted to New York Bar – February 1985. Kevin graduated from New York University in 1980 with a B.S. in Public and Business Administration and received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1984. His legal practice is concentrated in business and personal bankruptcy, business workouts, commercial litigation in federal and state court, state court appeals and representation of the National Credit Union Administration in credit union liquidations.

Kevin practices before New York State Supreme Court, trial level and appellate divisions, US Court of Appeals-Second Circuit, US District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts-NY Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts, Districts of New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts and Idaho, Western District of Texas and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Kevin was with Macco Hackling & Stern in Huntington, New York in the late 1980’s focusing on chapter 7-trustee representation and personal bankruptcies. He joined the corporate reorganization specialty firm Angel & Frankel in New York City in 1989 and worked on numerous New York and national chapter 11 cases including the largest CERCLA superfund site case in northern Idaho.

Kevin moved to the international firm Salens Hertzfeld Heilbronn Christy & Viener in 1998 to develop a cross boarder insolvency practice focusing on Eastern European evolving markets. In 2001 Kevin joined Togut Segal & Segal in New York City working on chapter 11 cases, including as co-counsel for Enron Corp., Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corp. and Daewoo International (America) Corp.

In 2005 Kevin made the move back to Long Island joining with his friend Scott Rosenberg to expand Scott’s established lender and litigation practice. Kevin’s practice with Scott A. Rosenberg, P.C. focuses on creditor and debtor representation in all types of bankruptcy cases, workouts and wind downs of small businesses outside of bankruptcy and commercial trial and appellate practice.

Representative Cases:

DEBTOR CLIENTS - Enron Corp. – Energy and commodities trading; Ames Department Stores, Inc. – Retail department store chain; Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corp. – Int’l motion picture theater operator; Guilford Mills, Inc. – Manufacturer of automotive, industrial and apparel fabrics; Daewoo International (America) Corp. - Int'l trading for worldwide Daewoo conglomerate; Omni Facilities Services, Inc. - Regional commercial facilities maintenance services company; Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products – special investigative counsel to the Debtor; OnSite Access, Inc. – Commercial telecommunications provider; McGinnis Partners Focus Fund, et al. - Hedge funds; Forstmann & Company, Inc. - Manufacturer and distributor of wool fabric; Gulf USA Corp. Mining and overseas real estate; Arley Corp. Manufacturer and distributor of bed coverings and window treatments; Charivari Holding Corp. High end NYC fashion/designer retailer; Chipwich, Inc. Novelty ice cream licensor; Harvey Electronics High end specialty home and office audio and visual electronics; 1585 Broadway Associates and 750 Seventh Avenue Associates Times Square high rise office buildings; L’Atmosphere Clothing Co., Inc. NYC women’s apparel retail chain; Seven Up Brooklyn Bottling Company Regional distributor of soft drink products.

NON DEBTOR REPRESENTATION - Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. Ch. 11 Cases - Real estate acquisitions; Stellex Technologies, Inc. Ch. 11 Cases – Institutional preferred stockholder representation; Jamesway Cases and Petrie Retail Ch. 11 Cases Landlord representation; Halston Apparel Group Designer label license disposition; Barney’s Ch. 11 Case Overseas vendor representation; Photo Maker Ch. 11 Case Asset acquisition from bankruptcy estate; A.I. Klein Electric, Inc. – Major NYC area commercial electrical contractor; Town of Hempstead Employees Federal Credit Union, Unistar Federal Credit Union (Texaco), People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union (formerly PanAm), NY TEAM Federal Credit Union (Railway Workers) – borrower insolvency and bankruptcy matters; National Credit Union Administration – insolvent credit union liquidations and bankruptcy matters.

Kevin has been an adjunct professor at New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury) teaching business law in the School of Management and is the co-author of Hedge Funds: Law and Regulations – U.S. Insolvency Law, Sweet & Maxwell, London England, 2001. Kevin held a line officer commission in the U.S. Navy (Reserve) serving from 1987 to 1996 in Navel Intelligence. Kevin is married with three children and has been active in youth sports coaching since 1995 and his church as a lector.

 

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