David H. Relkin

David H. Relkin

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  • Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy, Business Law ...
  • Connecticut, New York
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Biography

Northwestern University, B.A., Honors in Philosophy.
Attended Harvard, Columbia University, and Laval University [Montreal]
City University of the State of New York, New York, M.A. Ancient Greek Philosophy, 1982.
New School for Social Research, New York, M.A. Modern European Philosophy, 1983.
Writer and Lecturer on Broad Range of Legal Issues: "Fraudulent Conveyances (New Broad Scope of Debtor Liability for Collections)": "The New Scope of Web-Based Jurisdiction to sue foreign Entities"; "Litigation Strategies to Win"; "New Concerns for Lenders in Bankruptcy Litigation"; Author of "Creative and Strategic Analysis To Win", Author: "How to Lose a Litigation"; "Is Arbitration still viable?" Author and CLE Lecturer: "RICO in Creditor Actions"; "When not to Litigate":, "When Creditors should hold off Filing a Petition in Bankruptcy against your Borrower--The Risk of Bad Faith Filing. Find new articles at linkedin.com/in/davidrelkinlaw or relkinlaw.com
My argument to extend the reach of fraudulent conveyances to the date of commencement of Arbitration, accepted by the United States District
Court for the Southern District of New York, and repeatedly cited as controlling law.

I Specialize in Debtor and Creditor issues, Commercial Arbitration and Litigation, Judgment Collections, Bankruptcy Reclamations and Preferences, International Legal Issues, Office in Paris with strong associations with international clients.

General Counsel and Executive VP of Import/Export Commodities' Corporation.
New York County District Attorney's Office: Repeat Offender's Bureau, 1986.

Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Collections
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Additional Practice Area
  • Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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2nd Circuit
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United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
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United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
The Relkin Law Firm
Current
Education
Harvard University
other | Ancient Philosophy and Myth--Presocratics
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Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1986) | Legal Studies
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Honors: Moot Court Finalist Internship at Manhattan District Attorneys Office
Activities: Trial Preparation, Argument and Cross-Examination
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Columbia University
History of Scientific Development--Epistemology
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City University of New York - Graduate School & University Center
M.A. (1985) | Ancient Greek and Platonic Dialogues
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Honors: Certificate of Merit
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New School University
M.A. (1984) | Modern Continental Philosophy
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Northwestern University
B.A. (1982) | Modern Philosophy -- Nietzsche
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Author Erich Heller
Honors: Honors in Humanities and Philosophy MA
Activities: Editor of "In the Age of Prose"
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Laval University in Montreal
B.A. | French Philosophy and Art
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Honors: Honors
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Awards
Phi Beta Kappa
Northwestern University
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2137479
Member
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Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Business and Commercial Litigation--Fraudulent Conveyances
National Business Institute
Web Jurisdiction over out-of-state and foreign Entities
National Business Institute
Judgments and Executions in and out of Bankruptcy
Duane Morris
Reclamation of Goods or Their Value
Duane Morris
Guaranties--Waivers and Applications in Bankruptcy
Duane Morris Reorganization and Finance Developments
Hidden Liens--A Risk for an Uneducated Lender
Duane Morris-Developments in Bankruptcy Reorganization and Commercial Finance
Letters of Credit-The UCP Trumps the UCC
Duane Morris-Developments in Reorganization and Comm. Finance Law
Asset Securitization-Structured Finance and Bankruptcy
Duane Morris-Developments in Reorganization and Commercial Finance
Speaking Engagements
Hidden Liens--When relying on UCC filings are overturned, When a Lien is worthless, Bermuda
Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
Hidden Liens are rare, but there is one that dates to 1970: the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, which trumps Security Interests.
COLLECTION LAW: FROM START TO FINISH, Certified by NYS Continuing Legal Educational Board, Four Points by Sheraton Plainview
National Business Institute
I have lectured on Private [Duane Morris and Kriendler & Relkin, P.C.] and Public Law [NY County Dist Attny--in Repeat Offenders Bureau] as well as inhouse counsel Import/Export Consortium--$100m/yr
National Business Institute, Collections: Seeking and Collection a Judgment, New York, NY
Certifications
Highest Rating
Justia
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. I am going to arbitration and some legal advise.
A: I have handled more than 100 Arbitrations. Please call me at 212-244-8722. David@Relkinlaw.com. David H. Relkin, Esq
Q. If my case manager was in love with me and I dropped her and she is now creating me problems and I have proof What can D
A: I can answer your problem with an experience of my own. A Case Manager refused to promptly supply a replacement Arbitrator. He simply became unavailable. Two weeks passed without any responses to my demand that he supply three new names for the parties. Every Tribunal has an administrative hierarchy. At the end of the second week I found the Head of Administrative Supervision who oversaw the duties of the Case Managers and spoke to her over the phone. (I chose to do this so that there would be no initial stain on the Case Manager's reputation.) I explained my problem without frustration in my voice and asked her to see if the Manager was out of the office or had some other unexpressed reason for neglecting the appointment from the Roster--perhaps the Roster was being updated. (I offered suggestions that did not destroy his reputation.) On the following Monday I got a call from the Administrator. She had appointed a new Case Manager and I had a list of three potential Arbitrators. If you would like to discuss the matter, please give me a call. David H. Relkin
Q. Can I sue hotels.com for booking a room in a hotel that doesn't exist for about a year?
A: I haven't consulted hotels.com's terms and conditions on their website, however, a contract cannot exclude gross negligence (which is the case most likely) or fraud (which would have required them to have actually known the hotel was not operating) without a knowing waiver. I have dealt with online contracts before and they are interpreted against the interest of the website owner. Also, hotels.com would be considered a New York citizen for the purposes of commencing an action. I do not know the amount that you paid so I cannot offer further litigation advice but I would be happy to discuss the matter further. You can email me at David@Relkinlaw.com.
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Contact & Map
Former Offices: The Relkin Law Firm
575 Eighth Avenue
Suite 1206
New York, NY 10018
Telephone: (212) 244-8722
Fax: (212) 244-8722
Monday: 8 AM - 7:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12 PM - 6 PM
Notice: Flexible scheduling.
The Relkin Law Firm
Office
15 Stewart Place--12 D
White Plains, NY 10603
Telephone: (212) 244-8722
Monday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Notice: Meetings by appointment are flexible.