Overview

Richard Galati focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions, including investors and servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities. He represents clients in state and federal commercial litigation and disputes relating to loan origination and servicing issues and distressed real estate loans, including the pursuit of foreclosure, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, and receivership remedies and workouts. He also has experience representing mortgagees, loan servicers, and creditors in bankruptcy matters, adversary proceedings and matters involving municipal tax and environmental liens.

Prior to joining the firm, Richard worked as an associate in the New York City office of two national law firms where he focused his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on consumer finance and creditors’ rights. Previously, he was an associate in the New York City office of an international law firm where his practice was focused on complex commercial and securities litigation.

While attending law school, Richard served as a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey N. Cole in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and was also certified as a mediator by the Center for Conflict Resolution.

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Education

Northwestern University School of Law J.D. (2009) cum laude

Cornell University B.S. (2006) Industrial and Labor Relations, with honors

Admissions

New Jersey (2009)

New York (2010)

Court Admissions

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

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Clerkships

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Honorable Jeffrey N. Cole, U.S.M.J. (May-Aug 2007)

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Member

New York State Bar Association, Member

Nassau County Bar Association, Member

Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County, Member

Cub Scout Pack 8, East Williston, New York, Den Leader

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