George M. Reiber

Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Western District of New York (Rochester)


George M. Reiber is a native of Rochester, New York.  He graduated from Spencerport High School, graduated with distinction in History from Rutgers University and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He was admitted to practice before the courts of New York and the United States District Court for the Western District of New York in 1978. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second and Sixth Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. He began practice as an associate attorney in the office of a Chapter 7 liquidation trustee, and then operated a general law practice for several years concentrating in bankruptcy, real estate, wills, matrimonial law, and small businesses.

On December 1, 1979, he was appointed as the first standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Rochester division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, covering a 9 county area to the Pennsylvania border. He is one of the youngest persons ever appointed as a Chapter 13 Trustee in the country. He continues to be the Trustee, distributing over $5 million per year. He also serves as a Chapter 12 Trustee for the reorganization of small farms.

Mr. Reiber is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, the Association of Chapter 12 Trustees, and the Canisteo Bar Association. He is a past president and current member of the Board of the NACTT Foundation, a founding member of the NACTT Inclusion Committee, and a former member of the NACTT Mortgage Committee. Mr. Reiber lectures both locally and nationwide. He has maintained an office in Henrietta, New York, since 1978. His current staff includes 1 staff attorney and 2 support staff.

Articles by George M. Reiber

June 30, 2024
The NACTT's Inclusion and Acceptance Committee promotes Chapter 13 Trustee internships through the Tom Vaughn Memorial Internship Program, providing significant benefits to interns.
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