About Richard Klass
Richard A. Klass, Esq. is the quintessential “Court Street Lawyer,” as defined by the New York Times: “a street-smart sharpie with verve, hustle and a striver’s charisma.”
Practicing law much like a critical care doctor functions, Klass is the lawyer clients appreciate when the issue is so vital. Practicing primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, debt collection and enforcement of judgments, legal malpractice, and real estate litigation, his firm also represents clients in bankruptcy, civil appeals, and federal court litigation.
With an office in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Klass lectures and writes extensively for lawyers and industry professionals. He publishes the widely-read quarterly newsletter Law Currents and blog of the same name and has written several books, including A Man’s Home Is (Not Always) His Castle: RPAPL 881 license to enter property (2018); Killing the “Zombies”: Recent Changes to New York State’s Foreclosure Laws (2017); Attorney’s Liens and Legal Fee Enforcement: What to do if your client stops paying you (2015); and Successfully Defending Your Credit Card Lawsuit: What to Do If You Are Sued for a Credit Card Debt (2013).
Richard A. Klass has been selected four times for the New York Metro Super Lawyers List.
Areas of Practice for the Law Firm of Richard Klass
- Bankruptcy Practice (Chapters 7, 11 and 13; for both debtor and creditor)
- Debt Collection and Litigation: Consumer and Commercial
- Legal Malpractice, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Attorney Negligence
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate Transactions
- Real Estate Litigation
The firm also has a reputation for taking on those unusual and difficult cases that may not fit into a single “pigeon hole.” If you’re not sure if “Your Court Street Lawyer” handles it, just ask.
Our offices are conveniently located on Court Street in downtown Brooklyn, just steps from Brooklyn Borough Hall. Call (718) 643-6063 to schedule an appointment now.