Mr. Taroff has been in practice for over 30 years. He graduated from Long Island University in 1968, attended Brooklyn Law School, and graduated in 1971. He was then admitted to the New York State Bar in 1972.
Mr. Taroff concentrates his practice in the following areas: Creditors’ Rights; Commercial and Retail; Commercial Litigation and Judgment Enforcement.
Mr. Taroff is a frequent lecturer on the subject of creditors’ rights, and is active in several law associations and organizations. He serves as co-chair of the Creditors Rights Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association, is the Vice President of the Commerical Lawyers Conference of New York and serves on the Global Debt Collection Summitt Advisory Board.
New York State (1972)
United States Supreme Court;
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit;
United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York.
Affiliations, Achievements and Honors:
Suffolk County Bar Association
Commercial Law League of America; (Member Committees on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; Forwarders and Receivers and Laws and Legislation)
Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York (Vice President)
Founder and Chair of the Creditors' Rights Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association from 1996 to 1998, 2005-present
Co-Chair and Founder of Bank-Attorney-Government-Agency Interface Committee
Frequent lecturer on creditors' rights matters.
We represent creditors in bankruptcy matters, including filing proofs of claim, debtor’s exams, defending actions to void judgments or other liens, and defending claims or actions alleging preferential payments or transfers.
We represent creditors in construction-related claims, from collection of receivables to notification, filing and enforcement of materialmen’s liens and state or Federal bond claims.
We collect outstanding insurance premium receivables on commercial liability, workers’ compensation or other policies, for collection of premiums due, audit claims, short rate claims, and any other premium due claims.
LANDLORD & TENNANT/REPOSSESSION
We can commence actions to evict a tenant who has breached a rental agreement by failing to make timely payments as well as any other breach of the agreement. We can obtain possession of the property for the creditor & collect any money owed under the rental agreement as well as any damages.
We pursue the remedies available to a creditor with a lien or right of possession to personal property through the means provided under the UCC and state law - including repossession and replevin actions.
REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURE
We can commence foreclosure action on real estate owned by the debtor to sell the realty, purchase at foreclosure and/or protect any deficiency balance, place and enforce judgment liens, or take action to protect the creditor's interest where the foreclosure is initiated by another party on real estate on which the creditor has a lien.
We pursue claims for creditors against individual consumers for debts incurred for family or household purposes, as governed by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
- Retail Medical claims
- Retail Student Loan
We assist creditors in filing U.C.C. liens in order to obtain a priority position & also assist creditors in enforcing those liens & recovering their collateral and deficiency balances. Additionally, we draft or review Lease Agreements as well as collect any money owed on a breached Lease Agreement, in addition to recovering the merchandise when appropriate.
We pursue claims where rights have been assigned to third parties, usually an insurance company, to pursue reimbursement for payments made to an insured when the insured is not at fault.
- Subrogation - retail
- Subrogation - commercial
We collect outstanding claims for carriage of freight, including claims involving the Interstate commerce Commission rules and tariffs, as well as transport of goods under Bill of Lading.
The attorneys of Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman, LLP have served the residents of Suffolk County for more than two decades. The firm is dedicated to providing high quality legal service with affordable fees.
Comprised of partners, associates, legal assistants and administrative staff, the firm's members provide support at various levels of legal practice. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver personalized service for individual client needs.
In addition to the firm's traditional representation of clients, members of our staff are also involved in select pro bono activities, as well as local volunteering and other forms of community service.
ROE TAROFF TAITZ & PORTMAN, LLP
1 Corporate Drive Suite 102
Bohemia, NY 11716 USA