Gary F. Herbst

Gary F. Herbst

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GARY F. HERBST is a partner and co-founder of LH&M. After graduating from law school, he joined the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Program. From 1982 to 1987, he served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Gary practiced primarily in the area of criminal law and prosecuted and defended over 150 cases. After leaving the United States Air Force, he joined Sterling and Miller, a small Denver bankruptcy litigation firm. He then returned to New York in 1990 and joined the firm of Otterbourg Steindler Houston & Rosen, a prestigious New York City bankruptcy firm. When he left Otterbourg in 1990, he joined Jaspan Schlesinger Silverman & Hoffman, LLP located in Garden City, New York. He later became a partner in the bankruptcy and workout department. In 1998, he started LH&M with the other founding partners.


  • J.D., Denver College of Law, 1982
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Buffalo, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Courts of the State of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the State of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Professional Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Turnaround Management Association, Long Island Chapter
  • American Trial Lawyers’ Association


Gary was awarded an AV Rating for his professionalism and the quality of his legal work from Martindale Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals.

In September 2010, The Long Island Pulse named Gary as one of the top legal eagles on Long Island for 2010.

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    LH&M helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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