Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Robert J. Rock as Senior Counsel of the firms’ bankruptcy practice. Mr. Rock will be representing creditors and debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. In addition, he will expand the firms’ Chapter 11 practice, which helps businesses of all sizes reorganize and save local jobs.
Mr. Rock has been practicing law for more than 30 years, much of which has been spent representing clients on both sides of the bankruptcy battle. Mr. Rock has taken to task the big companies, defended big business and creditors and represented debtors who needed the financial protections that bankruptcy can provide. What may be most interesting about Mr. Rock’s more than three decades of experience is that every year has been spent in the Capital Region helping community members achieve a fresh financial start.
For the past 12 years, Mr. Rock operated his solo practice: the Law Office of Robert J. Rock. He has represented creditors and bankruptcy trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation. As debtor’s counsel he has confirmed Chapter 11 plans in diverse cases, including a rural Delaware County acute care hospital, a water park developer, a major printing company and a ladder manufacturer. He built his practice and his reputation by helping financially distressed individuals and businesses obtain a fresh start. In an effort to build trusting relationships with potential new clients at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Mr. Rock will provide free initial consultations.
“People who come through my door are very vulnerable emotionally and financially. It is my job to help them relieve the stress on both fronts, and that begins with my free consultations. I think such actions are crucial in establishing new and personal relationships with people,” said Mr. Rock.
Rock received a juris doctorate from Albany Law School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from LeMoyne College. His admissions include the New York State Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York and the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bob is the managing partner of the Albany office of Tully Rinckey PLLC and the head of the Firm’s insolvency practice. He has 35 years of experience in dealing with complex financial, corporate and commercial issues. Throughout his 35year legal career, Bob has centered his practice in the Capital Region but has represented clients all across New York including in each of the four United States District Courts and the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bob has extensive experience before both state and federal courts fighting for clients in the civil litigation arena. When Tully Rinckey PLLC’s clients have been wronged by the action or inaction of another party, they find an ally and advocate in Bob as they pursue their rights in court Clients may also find themselves being sued and in need of the kind of proactive defense provided by Bob and the Tully Rinckey PLLC civil litigation team. Bringing to bear the lessons learned over decades of representing individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and the full range of legal entities, Bob and the team provide aggressive representation to secure the best possible legal outcome for our clients.
A long-time ally of distressed and troubled businesses and individuals throughout upstate New York, Bob has been expanding Tully Rinckey PLLC’s bankruptcy practice, particularly in the areas of Chapter 11 (business) and Chapter 12 (farm) reorganization while continuing the firm’s tradition of representing individuals in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 proceedings and all types of bankruptcy litigation.
Bob has successfully confirmed Chapter 11 plans in diverse cases, including a rural Delaware County acute care hospital, a swimming pool builder and water park developer, a major printing company and an ante-bellum ladder manufacturer. He has successfully represented a ski manufacturer in protecting its rights and ensuring that its position was adequately protected in the bankruptcy of a central New York ski area. He has also represented creditors’ committees in a Broome County and Pennsylvania baker, a mid-Hudson building products supplier and a consortium of banks in a case involving a purported investment company behind a massive Ponzi scheme. Bob was the lead attorney on a landmark case involving the eligibility of certain New York partnerships to seek reorganization under Chapter 11. Bob has represented secured and unsecured creditors as well as Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees in virtually every aspect of bankruptcy.
Bob received a juris doctorate from Albany Law School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from LeMoyne College. His admissions include the New York State Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York, and the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
When not at work, Bob enjoys hiking in the Adirondacks and Catskills, music, local history and travel.