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New York Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Oct 11th, 2023
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You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in New York. The primary role of the trustee is to be a “watchdog” for the bankruptcy process. In fact, the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees helped manage all of the 16,723 bankruptcy filings in New York for the year ending June 30, 2021.

The trustee’s responsibilities include:

  1. Appointing and supervising private trustees.
  2. Taking legal action to prevent fraud and abuse.
  3. Referring matters for criminal investigation when appropriate.
  4. Ensuring bankruptcy process is administered and that fees are appropriate.
  5. Reviewing disclosure statements.
  6. Advocating matters of bankruptcy code.

We will cover Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees with contact information in New York as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The New York Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in New York is the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often a 3 or 5-year plan. So, there are many administrative tasks for the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee.

Here’s the breakdown of New York Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 5.5% - 9.2%. Just as a reference, this can result in thousands of dollars in trustee fees. Our Chapter 13 calculator helps estimate what that fee would be.

You can take our all-in bankruptcy cost calculator below to estimate your Chapter 13 plan payment, including the Chapter 13 trustee fees.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) New York

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in New York broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here. Please note that the US Trustee program does not administer bankruptcy estates in North Carolina and Alabama.

EasternMarianne DeRosa(516) 622-1340
EasternMichael J. Macco(631) 549-7900
NorthernAndrea E. Celli(518) 449-2043
NorthernMark W. Swimelar(315) 471-1499
SouthernKrista M. Preuss(914) 328-7272
WesternJulie A. Philippi(716) 854-5636
WesternGeorge M. Reiber(585) 427-7225

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees New York

Below are the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in New York broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here

EasternR. Kenneth Barnard(516) 809-9397
EasternDavid J. Doyaga(718) 488-7500
EasternLori Lapin Jones(516) 466-4110
EasternKenneth I. Kirschenbaum(516) 747-6700
EasternDebra Kramer(516) 482-6300
EasternPaul I. Krohn(718) 875-7431
EasternRichard J. McCord(516) 794-1616
EasternAllan B. Mendelsohn(516) 921-1670
EasternGregory M. Messer(718) 858-1474
EasternRobert J. Musso(718) 237-9059
EasternAlan Nisselson(212) 237-1000
EasternJohn S. Pereira(212) 758-5777
EasternMarc A. Pergament(516) 877-2424
EasternRobert L. Pryor(516) 997-0999
EasternKenneth P. Silverman(516) 479-6300
EasternRichard L. Stern631)549-7900
EasternAndrew M. Thaler(516) 279-6700
NorthernNeil T. Bhatt(315) 713-4837
NorthernPhilip J. Danaher(518) 463-4383
NorthernSteven R. Dolson(315) 423-3328
NorthernChristian H. Dribusch(518) 729-4331
NorthernMarc S. Ehrlich(518) 272-2110
NorthernMary Lannon Fangio(315) 472-7832
NorthernThomas P. Hughes(315) 223-3043
NorthernWilliam J. Leberman(315) 478-1334
NorthernPaul A. Levine(518) 433-8800
NorthernWilliam M. McCarthy(518) 434-6141
NorthernMichael J. O'Connor(518) 465-0400
NorthernDevin L. Palmer(585) 232-5300
NorthernRandy J. Schaal(315) 363-6888
NorthernDouglas J. Wolinsky(802) 864-0880
SouthernYann Geron(212) 209-3050
SouthernSalvatore LaMonica(516) 826-6500
SouthernHoward P. Magaliff(646) 453-7851
SouthernJil Mazer-Marino(516) 357-3858
SouthernGregory M. Messer(718) 858-1474
SouthernAlan Nisselson(212) 237-1000
SouthernMarianne T. O'Toole(914) 232-1511
SouthernJohn S. Pereira(212) 758-5777
SouthernDeborah J. Piazza(212) 216-1140
SouthernKenneth P. Silverman(516) 479-6300
SouthernFred Stevens(212) 679-5342
SouthernAngela G. Tese-Milner(212) 475-3673
SouthernAlbert Togut(212) 594-5000
SouthernMark S. Tulis(914) 747-4400
WesternDaniel Evans Brick(716) 693-2335
WesternWendy J. Christophersen(716) 852-7373
WesternKenneth W. Gordon(585) 244-1070
WesternMorris L. Horwitz(716) 830-3279
WesternDouglas J. Lustig(585) 232-3730
WesternMark J. Schlant(716) 855-3200