Speaking to Allen was better than psychotherapy. When we came to Allen, our business had failed and our house was in danger of foreclosure. We were literally in a panic. Allen sat with us for over two hours at our initial consultation and really helped us deal with our money matters , from both a financial, emotional and psychological perspective. He was there to answer all our questions, but most importantly walk us through our financial nightmare until all of our issues were resolved. I would highly recommend Allen to any of our friends in need of bankruptcy.


In September of 2013, I was in a horrific motorcycle accident. My odds of survival were less than 5% (literally). Someone failed to see me or yield the right of way and they pulled out in front of me, and I had absolutely no chance to avoid the impact. I was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center where they immediately gave me a cat scan, and the injury I sustained was a torn aorta, the main artery from the heart. not one single person actually believed I’d survive, for nobody had survived long enough for surgery. Once that was discovered I was flown by helicopter to Westchester Hospital where they performed heart surgery to try and save my life. I ended up with a stent where the aorta was torn. After all of this, I had no insurance and wasn’t covered under “No-fault”. Over the next couple of years trying to work out an agreement, I found it impossible to have to pay back almost half a million dollars. That’s when I looked into and met Allen Kolber. This man helped save my life in more ways than one, maybe not physically, but mentally and financially. My wife and I even contemplated Holding off of our planned wedding because of this financial crisis. I was getting served left and right to appear in court, but when Allen heard my story he assured me that he would help me any way he could and that he did. I filed for bankruptcy after exhausting all other options, and Allen was the man who was able to make this happen. Allen was very kind, understanding, and most of all, trustworthy. From the minute I walked in his office. His assistants were also kind and genuine, and they were on top of everything. They even knew my voice and knew it was me every single (thousand times) I called with questions. They helped me just as much as Allen did, and made, what I envisioned to be insanely stressful experience, one that was smoother than I ever thought. If there’s anyone who can help you with a financial crisis look no further. Team Allen Kolber is the way to go. Thank you Allen for helping me close a difficult chapter in my life!

– Matthew

Allen and his paralegal staff professionally and successfully navigated the approval process of the State of New York Office of the Attorney General and related state court on our behalf, thus enabling our synagogue to sell part of our existing property.

– Ahavat Yisrael of Wesley Hills

I was recovering from a serious heart attack and Allen and his excellent staff guided me through the bankruptcy process with care and expertise.


Allen is a very good lawyer!!! He knows the law very well and is very smart and down to earth. is very good in communicating and has a very good sense of hummer. Also, he is very good in representing you in front of a judge. I personally used him and was very satisfied with his knowledge of the law and he was very reinsuring to me in a very difficult time.


Allen handled my Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He made sure I understood everything that was going to take place and made sure that my concerns were addressed. Anytime I had questions during the process, I was able to get an answer quickly. Even when one of my creditors tried to accelerate the timeline by bringing in their own attorney, Allen just made it go away. Filing bankruptcy was a big hassle, but Allen and his team made it as painless as possible. If I’d known it could be this easy, I would have done it sooner, instead of trying to “tough it out.” Allen is a rock star.


Allen is a great guy and a great attorney. He always gives me the straight information and advice I am looking for and he is the lawyer I always refer people that are looking for bankruptcy information to. He is open, honest, and friendly and I highly recommend him.


Alan Kolber helped me when I went bankrupt. He helped me get back on my feet. He was there for me all through the process. I highly recommend him.


When I entered Allen’s office for the first time, I was very nervous. I find attorneys to be abrupt….not judging all just my experience. Immediately after meeting Allen, I realized that he was different. So easy to talk to that I was able to discuss my situation openly. The end result was he did the very best he could for me and I was extremely happy with the results. Even though the process was tiresome, the experience was not. Kudos to Mr. Kolber and his team for really making the process easy for me.

Allen put me at ease the first time I met with him. He took the time to really listen to my situation and explain my options in a very knowledgeable and professional way. There was absolutely no pressure. I decided on Chapter 7 and found that the fees were very reasonable. Throughout the process, Allen along with Sylvia and Nadya, his paralegals, were great at guiding me through and letting me know what documents they needed. They were patient, kind and sure to answer any questions I had promptly whether I called or e-mailed. They made sure I knew exactly what to expect which made a potentially complicated process feel very smooth. At my 341 creditors meeting, I felt calm and ready with Allen at my side. Allen made sure I was prepared, and I was. I am now a month away from having my debt discharged, and I am relieved and happy to get a fresh financial start. I would recommend Allen to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, professional and truly caring bankruptcy attorney. He knows his stuff and provides great personalized service.

Very knowledgeable and open. A very good listener (even though often I had repeatedly asked the same questions!). Was able to allay my fears and put me at ease. Always had an answer to most any query. A very good coach in preparing me as to what to expect and when to expect it. Very, very thorough with the collection and amassing of all the necessary paperwork and documents. For such a busy lawyer as he, he always took time to take a phone call or return the call if he was with another client. He CARES! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM and HIS VERY HELPFUL and ATTENTIVE STAFF!….BRAVO!!!

Allen Kolber has been Paws Unlimited Foundation’s legal representative since 2006. When the organization was in the market for a lawyer specializing in not-for-profits, we asked around the community and Allen was highly recommended. The organization was extremely fortunate in that we selected the right lawyer the first time. Allen is a hard worker and most importantly an honest person. When the organization was faced with a tax certiorari case, Allen sought assistance from the legal community as this type of case was not his specialty. Allen displayed professionalism and honesty by recommending we seek a firm familiar with tax matters. He provided the organization with guidance and support in selecting the right firm to represent us. As the case progressed to the NY State Supreme Court, Allen remained supportive and provided guidance when needed. You will not find a more honorable man who is a pillar of his community, a good family man and someone I am happy to call a friend.

I had close to $100,000 in credit card debt that made my life a nightmare. Allen Kolber was able to get rid of that debt through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I now have a fresh start. Allen also negotiated a loan modification on my first and second mortgages. He has an excellent staff that assists him, specifically Nadia and Sylvia. If you need a bankruptcy lawyer, Allen Kolber is the best.

Mr. Kolber and staff provided the best service possible and addressed my concerns in a very professional and friendly manner. He got my issues fully resolved with great determination and full personal attention. His warm personality shines!

I have dealt with Allen on several issues, I had excellent experience with him in every aspect. Aside from his professionalism and promptness, I have never met a lawyer with that level of honesty. I had a case where I had already paid Allen in advance for services, later on, I got a settlement offer from the other party, Allen advised me to accept that offer, and he returned to me the entire amount that I have paid.

My wife and I were facing the loss of everything we had worked our lives for, and Mr. Kolber, basically, rescued our life. Bankruptcy is a painful thing to be facing. He was compassionate and caring and understood our fears and hurt. He is amazing. His paperwork is flawless. We went to court and saw many other people with their lawyers being told to come back again because their paperwork was either incomplete or done incorrectly. We were there for maybe 5 minutes, paperwork flawless, and out. Out with the pressure and sorrow over. We are retirees and this process was painful, Mr. Kolber made it bearable. We have recommended him to several people and he has been wonderful to them.

Mr. Kolber provided excellent legal advice regarding a personal financial matter. He is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with, and his staff is highly professional. I recommend him very highly.

Allen made the process of going through bankruptcy as simple as possible. He went through the process with us and explained every detail and addressed our concerns before we were able to have them. We had over $70,000.00 in debt and it was a great relief to have this all behind us, so we can start fresh.

As a businessman involved with real estate brokerage and mortgage brokerage, I have used Allen Kolber to restructure my financial condition, including my investment properties. I have recommended Mr. Kolber to many other clients, and I continue to recommend him for bankruptcy and general business law questions.

Allen helped us get rid of over $70,000 worth of personal debt. We emerged from bankruptcy with all of our credit card debt completely wiped out. Allen was super knowledgeable about all aspects of the bankruptcy and helped us through each step of the process. It is over a year and we are still free of any debt. He happens to be a good teacher as well. His knowledge, experience and kind manner are a winning combination. If you are looking for a professional who knows his stuff, he is the one!!

I have nothing but superlatives for Allen Kolber and his team. They were a godsend during my debt settlement/bankruptcy saga, which dragged on for several years. I was immediately impressed by how accessible Allen was and how patient he was with my many questions and concerns. He and Sylvia and Cathy were always a pleasure to deal with and helped put me at ease during what proved to be a very difficult and frustrating situation.

Thanks to Allen’s efforts I successfully filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy with my dignity intact. After the process was completed he even followed up on my case and made sure to help rehabilitate my credit score by ascertaining whether my creditors had correctly recorded the discharge of my debt in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Act. As a result, I’ve been able to regain financial control of my life and am now in a position to lead a debt-free life and better secure my future.

Allen is a man of high moral character, and I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone in similar circumstances who is seeking legal representation.
-Jorge Gonzalez

I am pleased to offer this review of the professional legal services of Attorney Allen A. Kolber – even though it entailed the unpleasant life event of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. His professional and personal demeanor worked together to eliminate my initial feelings of guilt and shame associated with taking this major step.

From the initial telephone consultation, I was impressed by his ability to make me feel relaxed and comfortable in explaining the details of my financial crisis, as well as other complexities that added to my financial circumstances.

I found that Mr. Kolber demonstrated the utmost concern and patience throughout the process. He is extremely knowledgeable and confident, and has the keen ability to explain the US Bankruptcy law; he was always willing to answer even the smallest question.

Attorney Kolber’s law practice in Suffern, NY is staffed with two paralegals, Sylvia and Cathy, who are more like his two right hands. If ever he was not readily available, they were there to speak and act on his behalf. Their advice, instructions, and directions were always right on target. In all, they maintained a contact and follow-up system so current that I never had to wonder where things stood (once I overcame the initial worrying stage of the impending “doomsday”).

Attorney Kolber and his assistants were remarkable! They motivated me to remain focused and positive through the entire process of information gathering, debtor’s education course, Creditor’s Meeting with the US Treasury, and the Post-bankruptcy filing class. The entire process culminated in the final discharge approximately 15 weeks after the initial filing. When I visited his office to retrieve my personal documents, my attorney and his staff were very positive, encouraging me in my “fresh start in life.”

In my opinion, Attorney Allen A. Kolber is more than a lawyer, he is also an educator. I can envision him leading seminars, workshops, and classes on bankruptcy and/or alternatives. I encourage anyone at any stage of the financial “pinch” to visit Attorney Kolber’s website at www.kolberlegal.com. Here he offers not just Q&As, but an education on the different Bankruptcy filings, as well as alternatives to filing and what to expect after discharge.

On a personal note, I admire his extreme sense of moral standards. I highly recommend Mr. Kolber as your personal bankruptcy attorney!
– Karen