Michelle Gershfeld has spent over 30 years as a lawyer, specializing in bankruptcy, commercial and personal debt settlement and real estate defense. She began her career in 1989 at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, LLP, and later joined David Kittay’s law firm, first in Manhattan and then in Westchester County. Gershfeld was the firm’s managing partner from 2000-2017. She has represented bankruptcy trustees and clients in more than 20,000 federal and state cases. As an Accredited Financial Counselor and Financial Fitness Coach, she is an active member of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), the nationally recognized leader in financial counseling and education.
Bridging the two fields of law and financial counseling, Gershfeld uses her skills as a speaker and published writer to help clients on the road toward financial security. Gershfeld has spent three decades as a bankruptcy attorney and litigator. In that time she has seen it all: unexpected and devastating medical expenses, business collapses, divorces and myriad other tales of unexpected financial ruin. Gershfeld understands the struggle Americans are facing and how money has become a fear, sometimes crippling and unexpectedly so.
Gershfeld has great compassion for her clients who have diligently worked so hard for so many years and yet are drowning in debt or barely making it week to week and feel that they will never be able to retire. Gershfeld is dedicated to helping people find the right solutions to enjoy a better quality of life. She provides a high-level, tailored approach based on the needs of each client to effectively analyze and create lasting financial behavior change.
Gershfeld opened her own boutique firm, The Law Offices of Michelle Gershfeld, to provide legal services, support and counseling to her clients. “I find great satisfaction in providing help to my clients in saving or leaving their businesses and homes with dignity … and at the best price (financially and emotionally)!”
New York State Attorney License Number – 2326346
Connecticut State Attorney License Number – 400502
St. John’s University, School of Law
Stony Brook University SUNY
B.A., Political Science
Bar Admissions & Professional Committee Service
- State of New York
- State of Connecticut
- Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Sub-chair Committee Member of AFCPE Symposium Task Force of Practitioners
- Westchester County Bar Association member
- Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education member
- Leadership Team, National Association for Professional Women
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Radio Show Host of “Michelle’s Money Minutes”
RadioVision Network – Mt. Laurel, NJ
- Host live streaming Internet radio show on personal finance.
- Book talent, create content, and prepare guests for interviews.