Richard Gendler

 Richard Gendler

Richard S. Gendler

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Apr 28, 2018
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Doctor Gendler is a great guy. He is super caring and very sweet. If you need help, he is great to talk to as well. There are four total grades which are two exams and two assessments. The exams are hard but if you study the exam review that he will give, you should do fine. The assessments are open note and very easy.

Apr 27, 2018
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If you take Professor Gendler's class do not buy the book. You will pass the class if you go to the exam review lectures and memorize everything. The exams are straightforward and exactly like his reviews. Assessments are not recorded but exams are, I would use quizlet for the assessments. Also, some people have posted exam reviews on quizlet which is helpful.

Apr 27, 2018
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Prof. Gendler is a nice guy, but he has a tendency to go off topic, so you should really read the textbook. Without reading, you wouldn't pass this class. Class is only based on two exams and assessments. He also provides study guides for the exams. You'll be okay as long as you read.

Jul 13, 2020
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Awesome

Prof. Gendler is pretty fair and he clearly knows his stuff. He explains in an understandable manner. He gives four exams. I suggest you read assigned chapters beforehand, watch lectures, and study well. He also gives reviews for final and midterm. You'll need a book though.

Jun 24, 2020
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Awesome

Prof. Richard is amazing! He gives four exams. Two are proctored and two aren't. You'll do well as long as you follow his advice by reading chapters first and watching lectures after, then memorizing exam reviews. Do not take shortcuts as well. He helps you succeed! He clearly knows his stuff and he makes law interesting.

Jun 7, 2020
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Textbook used: Yes
Would take again: Yes
For Credit: Yes

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Awesome

Professor Gendler is a very nice and knowledgeable instructor. The grade is based on four tests. Just follow his advise for best practices on how to succeed and you should do well.

Jun 4, 2020
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Textbook used: Yes
Would take again: No
For Credit: Yes

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Professor Gendler's test is very hard, you really need to put time into it. He tells you to follow the best methods. But, the best way to study is in Quizlet. For my midterm, I got 68% and on my finals I got 94% by just using Quizlet. Also, he doesn't give you extra credit. He's beating around the bush and stutters a lot, in getting to his point.

Jun 2, 2020
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Would take again: Yes
For Credit: Yes

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Awesome

Doctor Gendler explains the law in simple terms. He's very knowledgeable. He really takes care of his students and will respond to emails promptly. You'll do fine in his class, if you put effort into your work.

May 31, 2020
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Awesome

Prof. Gendler is pretty caring! He explains clearly!! We had four exams to make up for our grade. I suggest you read and watch lectures. He also gives a midterm and final exam review. You can see that he really wants you to succeed but you'll have to do the work.

May 11, 2020
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Awful

Definitely not the prof for me!

May 8, 2020
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Average

Professor Gendler's lectures were long. He has a monotone voice. There are only midterm and final exams in his class. On the brighter side, I was able to pass just from the reviews before the exams but, memorization will be very needed.

Biography

Florida Atlantic University - Law

Law Professor & Special Magistrate
Law Practice
Richard Gendler
JD,LLM,JSD (PhD)
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Dr. Richard S. Gendler received a B.A from the University of Hartford. Thereafter, Dr. Gendler earned three law degrees including a JSD from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. A JSD is the PhD equivalent in law (the most advanced law degree in the U.S.). In addition to his PhD in Law, Dr. Gendler holds an LL.M from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. He is a Professor of Business Law and Ethics and the Business Law Coordinator at the Florida Atlantic University College of Business. Professor Gendler is also a member of Miami Law, PLLC , a South Florida multidisciplinary law firm. He also serves as Co-Faculty Director of the Thomas Jefferson School Law's JSD program. He serves on the Florida Bar Law Education Committee, as Vice Chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee, and has published scholarly articles on topical consumer bankruptcy issues. Dr. Gendler's bar admissions include the Florida Bar, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court. He holds a State of Florida 2-15 life, health and variable annuity license, as well as a 2-20 Property and Casualty license. Dr. Gendler's present and past affiliations include the American Bankruptcy Institute, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, Miami-Dade County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, North Dade Regional Chamber of Commerce, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Stewart Title Insurance Company, Attorneys Title Insurance Company, Fidelity Title Insurance Company, Attorney's Mortgage Services, National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisers and Miami-Dade Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers.


Experience

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Adjunct Professor of Law & Co-Faculty Director of JSD Program

    Adjunct Professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Teach courses related to bankruptcy, consumer compliance, and loan workouts for the Law School's online LL.M. program. In addition, Co-Faculty Director of the Law School's J.S.D. (Ph.D.) Program.

  • Palm Beach County

    Special Magistrate

    Make findings of fact and conclusions of law as required to enforce various building and zoning related Palm Beach County codes and ordinances.

  • Miami Law

    Member Attorney

    Member Attorney of results driven multidisciplinary law firm.

  • Florida Atlantic University

    Business Law/Ethics Professor & Coordinator

    Business Law and Ethics Instructor, as well as Business Law and Ethics Coordinator, at the Florida Atlantic University College of Business.

  • Richard S. Gendler & Associates, P.A

    Managing Shareholder

    Managing shareholder of multidisciplinary law firm. Represent debtors in chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings.

  • The Florida Bar

    The scope and function of the Student Education & Admissions to the Bar Committee is to determine whether or not law schools are adequately preparing their students for the practice of law and if it is concluded that they are not, to make specific recommendations to the Bar’s Board of Governors and law school deans. The committee will also monitor and review proposed legislation affecting legal education and establish a means to track the success of minority scholarship programs in an effort to help institutions in the disbursement of minority scholarships, thus allowing these institutions to maximize the benefits of these minority programs.

  • The Florida Bar

    Evaluate claims of lawyer misconduct referred by Bar discipline attorneys and make disciplinary recommendations when appropriate.

  • The Florida Bar

    The purpose of the Law Related Education Committee is to promote effective law related education programs in grades K-12 of Florida’s schools, with an emphasis on teaching young citizens respect for the legal system, and for people and their property. The committee seeks to maintain and enhance the cooperative efforts of attorneys, educators, and law enforcement personnel in the field of law related education in Florida. The Committee administers the Justice Teaching Awards floridabar.org/justiceteachingawards and the JustAdulting program www.justadulting.com

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    LL.M.

    Bankruptcy and Restructuring

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    J.S.D./Ph.D.

    Bankruptcy & Restructuring
    Summa Cum Laude - Doctor of Juridical Sciences

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    Adjunct Professor of Law & Co-Faculty Director of JSD Program


    Adjunct Professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Teach courses related to bankruptcy, consumer compliance, and loan workouts for the Law School's online LL.M. program. In addition, Co-Faculty Director of the Law School's J.S.D. (Ph.D.) Program.

  • University of Miami School of Law

    Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)

    Law

Publications

  • Is Absolute Priority Rule “Absolute” for an Individual Chapter 11 Debtor?

    American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal

    In chapter 13, a plan must provide for the greater of the value of nonexempt property or a debtor’s disposable income over the life of the plan. However, in an individual chapter 11, the plan must be consensual or, in accordance with § 1129, comply with the “absolute priority rule.” Under the absolute priority rule, unless the claims in the class are paid in full, all claims that are subordinate to the dissenting class may not receive or retain property under the plan. In a corporate chapter 11, this typically means that equity receives no value. As applied in the context of individual chapter 11 cases, this concept is more of an intellectual conundrum where equity is nonexistent and individuals are entitled to exempt and retain property under § 522.

  • Is Absolute Priority Rule “Absolute” for an Individual Chapter 11 Debtor?

    American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal

    In chapter 13, a plan must provide for the greater of the value of nonexempt property or a debtor’s disposable income over the life of the plan. However, in an individual chapter 11, the plan must be consensual or, in accordance with § 1129, comply with the “absolute priority rule.” Under the absolute priority rule, unless the claims in the class are paid in full, all claims that are subordinate to the dissenting class may not receive or retain property under the plan. In a corporate chapter 11, this typically means that equity receives no value. As applied in the context of individual chapter 11 cases, this concept is more of an intellectual conundrum where equity is nonexistent and individuals are entitled to exempt and retain property under § 522.

  • Home Mortgage Cramdown in Bankruptcy

    American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review

    Abbreviated version of my J.S.D. dissertation from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Article examined the ways in which bankruptcy law's prohibition against modifications of debtors' principal residence mortgages in chapter 13 hinders an effective response to the present foreclosure crisis. I describe the findings of my original empirical study that examined the effectiveness of the present bankruptcy system as a home-saving mechanism for underwater homeowners. In this study all the chapter 13 cases filed in the Southern District of Florida in April 2009 were scrutinized to compare the rate of effectiveness of underwater principal residence mortgage cures to other cases that proposed permissible court-ordered mortgage modifications. The study concluded that of the various forms of relief afforded to chapter 13 property owners, a principal residence underwater mortgage cure proved least effective. The study's findings suggest that removing the bankruptcy prohibition against principal residence cramdown in chapter 13 would substantially improve a bankrupt homeowner's probability of saving a home from foreclosure. Accordingly, this Article advocates amending the Bankruptcy Code to remove the restriction against a bankruptcy court ordering a principal residence mortgage modification

  • Is Absolute Priority Rule “Absolute” for an Individual Chapter 11 Debtor?

    American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal

    In chapter 13, a plan must provide for the greater of the value of nonexempt property or a debtor’s disposable income over the life of the plan. However, in an individual chapter 11, the plan must be consensual or, in accordance with § 1129, comply with the “absolute priority rule.” Under the absolute priority rule, unless the claims in the class are paid in full, all claims that are subordinate to the dissenting class may not receive or retain property under the plan. In a corporate chapter 11, this typically means that equity receives no value. As applied in the context of individual chapter 11 cases, this concept is more of an intellectual conundrum where equity is nonexistent and individuals are entitled to exempt and retain property under § 522.

  • Home Mortgage Cramdown in Bankruptcy

    American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review

    Abbreviated version of my J.S.D. dissertation from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Article examined the ways in which bankruptcy law's prohibition against modifications of debtors' principal residence mortgages in chapter 13 hinders an effective response to the present foreclosure crisis. I describe the findings of my original empirical study that examined the effectiveness of the present bankruptcy system as a home-saving mechanism for underwater homeowners. In this study all the chapter 13 cases filed in the Southern District of Florida in April 2009 were scrutinized to compare the rate of effectiveness of underwater principal residence mortgage cures to other cases that proposed permissible court-ordered mortgage modifications. The study concluded that of the various forms of relief afforded to chapter 13 property owners, a principal residence underwater mortgage cure proved least effective. The study's findings suggest that removing the bankruptcy prohibition against principal residence cramdown in chapter 13 would substantially improve a bankrupt homeowner's probability of saving a home from foreclosure. Accordingly, this Article advocates amending the Bankruptcy Code to remove the restriction against a bankruptcy court ordering a principal residence mortgage modification

  • Categorizing Tax Liabilities for the Applicability of the Means Test

    American Bankruptcy Institute Law Journal

    At times income tax obligations comprise the majority of a debtor’s pre-petition obligations in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. When this occurs, it is important to determine whether these obligations are deemed “consumer debt”, whereby subjecting the debtor to the means test under section 707(b). Very few courts have addressed the issue of whether income tax obligations are consumer debts for means test purposes. When grappling with the issue many courts have analyzed the meaning of “consumer debt” under other provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and determined, for the most part, that tax obligations do not constitute consumer debt. Still, whether these obligations are considered consumer debt for the purpose of triggering the means test has not been definitively settled

  • Is Absolute Priority Rule “Absolute” for an Individual Chapter 11 Debtor?

    American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal

    In chapter 13, a plan must provide for the greater of the value of nonexempt property or a debtor’s disposable income over the life of the plan. However, in an individual chapter 11, the plan must be consensual or, in accordance with § 1129, comply with the “absolute priority rule.” Under the absolute priority rule, unless the claims in the class are paid in full, all claims that are subordinate to the dissenting class may not receive or retain property under the plan. In a corporate chapter 11, this typically means that equity receives no value. As applied in the context of individual chapter 11 cases, this concept is more of an intellectual conundrum where equity is nonexistent and individuals are entitled to exempt and retain property under § 522.

  • Home Mortgage Cramdown in Bankruptcy

    American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review

    Abbreviated version of my J.S.D. dissertation from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Article examined the ways in which bankruptcy law's prohibition against modifications of debtors' principal residence mortgages in chapter 13 hinders an effective response to the present foreclosure crisis. I describe the findings of my original empirical study that examined the effectiveness of the present bankruptcy system as a home-saving mechanism for underwater homeowners. In this study all the chapter 13 cases filed in the Southern District of Florida in April 2009 were scrutinized to compare the rate of effectiveness of underwater principal residence mortgage cures to other cases that proposed permissible court-ordered mortgage modifications. The study concluded that of the various forms of relief afforded to chapter 13 property owners, a principal residence underwater mortgage cure proved least effective. The study's findings suggest that removing the bankruptcy prohibition against principal residence cramdown in chapter 13 would substantially improve a bankrupt homeowner's probability of saving a home from foreclosure. Accordingly, this Article advocates amending the Bankruptcy Code to remove the restriction against a bankruptcy court ordering a principal residence mortgage modification

  • Categorizing Tax Liabilities for the Applicability of the Means Test

    American Bankruptcy Institute Law Journal

    At times income tax obligations comprise the majority of a debtor’s pre-petition obligations in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. When this occurs, it is important to determine whether these obligations are deemed “consumer debt”, whereby subjecting the debtor to the means test under section 707(b). Very few courts have addressed the issue of whether income tax obligations are consumer debts for means test purposes. When grappling with the issue many courts have analyzed the meaning of “consumer debt” under other provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and determined, for the most part, that tax obligations do not constitute consumer debt. Still, whether these obligations are considered consumer debt for the purpose of triggering the means test has not been definitively settled

Positions

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar Committee

    Federal Rules Practice Committee Member

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar Committee

    Federal Rules Practice Committee Member

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar Committee

    Federal Rules Practice Committee Member

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar Committee

    Federal Rules Practice Committee Member

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar Committee

    Federal Rules Practice Committee Member

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar Committee

    Federal Rules Practice Committee Member

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar Committee

    Federal Rules Practice Committee Member

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar Committee

    Federal Rules Practice Committee Member

  • Florida Bar

    Law Education Committee

  • Florida Bar Committee

    Federal Rules Practice Committee Member

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