Resume

EXPERIENCE:

Law:   

Thomas W. Bauer, Esq., C.P.A., Poughkeepsie, NY – July 2000 to Present

Sole Practitioner: concentrating in bankruptcy, business law, elder law, foreclosure defenses and alternatives, real estate, tax and accounting matters, and wills, trusts and estates.

United States Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.), Poughkeepsie, NY – August 1998 to June 2000

Law Clerk for Hon. Jeremiah E. Berk: draft decisions and orders; research and prepare legal memoranda on substantive and procedural bankruptcy issues; review and analyze motions, applications and orders and make recommendations to the Judge; assist the Judge at trials, oral arguments, pre-trial conferences and other court proceedings.

United States Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.), Poughkeepsie, NY – February 1997 to August 1998

Internship under Hon. Jeremiah E. Berk.

New York Law School, New York, NY - Summer 1997; Spring 1998

Research assistant for Karen Gross, Bankruptcy Professor N.Y.L.S.
See, Karen Gross, As We Fleece Our Debtors, 102 DICK. L. REV. 747 (Summer, 1998).

Employed by Court Order as Accountant to Trustee and Special Counsel to Trustee for various matters from 2001 to Present.

Accounting:

Urbach, Kahn & Werlin, PC, Poughkeepsie, NY – July 1994 to August 1995

Accountant: performed tax and audit research, governmental, not-for-profit and commercial audits; prepared pension plans; analyzed and prepared compilations, corporate, individual and not-for-profit tax returns.

C. Jerry Ploss & Co., Rye Brook, NY – December 1993 to June 1994

Accountant: performed write-up work, payroll taxes, sales tax returns, tax returns, tax research, and auditing.

EDUCATION:

New York Law School
New York, NY
Juris Doctor - May 1998

Fordham University
New York, NY
MS in Taxation - May 1993

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY
BS in Accounting - May 1991

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS:

    • Vice President and Secretary for the Mid-Hudson Bankruptcy Bar Association – 2000 to 2004
    • Creator and author of quarterly newsletter for Mid-Hudson Bankruptcy Bar Association    
    • Created and maintained Dutchess County Bar Association’s Home Page - 1996 to 2000 
    • 1998 Recipient of the New York State Law Student Bar Association Achievement Award
    • Admitted to the New York Bar and S.D.N.Y.