Andrew Thaler is in private practice in Westbury, focusing on bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, and trustee representation. He is a past Chair of the NCBA Bankruptcy Committee, and one of the founding members of the Bankruptcy Clinic back in 1990. Since that time, he has regularly attended the clinic, and has assisted with filing many pro bono Chapter 7 Bankruptcy matters for these clients. Over the past ten years, he has volunteered hundreds of hours and handled 94 cases for VLP clients.
Thaler reflects, “unfortunately, many of us can only truly count our blessings when we see the suffering of others. I have interviewed people whose lives were always challenged due to poverty caused by health and mental issues. Others had some or even a high level of success only to face some life altering event beyond their control which changed their lives. Knowing that I can do just a little bit with my time and have something positive happen for these people is rewarding. It gives pause to reflect on my own blessings, which are many. Getting a heartfelt thank you from someone you helped is a great feeling, but just knowing that I did a good deed is all that matters. “
Thaler also enjoys meeting other attorneys at the clinics because it provides an opportunity to share thoughts on legal matters and to connect personally and professionally.
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