Henry L. Ahrens
Mr. Ahrens has been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years, and specializes in helping victims of serious automobile accidents receive the maximum recovery possible. Additionally, Mr. Ahrens represents consumers in filing for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters. Henry has been licensed to practice law in the States of California, New York and New Jersey. Additionally, Mr. Ahrens is admitted to practice law in certain United States Federal Courts.
Henry started his career as an attorney for Cyperstein & Gerstner, a New York City law firm that was the in-house counsel to Public Service Mutual Insurance Company. In this position, Mr. Ahrens gained invaluable trial experience representing and defending the people and companies that the insurance company insured. Mr. Ahrens, through this work, also acquired indispensible and irreplaceable knowledge as to how an insurance company "thinks"; meaning, how an insurance company evaluates a case, what will cause the insurance company to pay top dollar to an accident victim, and what will cause the insurance company to not do so. Mr. Ahrens has taken this crucial trial experience and knowledge of insurance companies to his own practice, and now employs these skill sets in helping accident victims gain the best possible recovery.
Mr. Ahrens has also handled thousands of bankruptcy matters. Mr. Ahrens was also formerly employed as an attorney by the international professional services and consulting firm of Ernst & Young, L.L.P., in their National Tax Department. While at Ernst & Young, Mr. Ahrens helped clients address debt restructuring issues, and other related topics. Mr. Ahrens is also the author of a substantial law review article involving debt restructuring issues, which was published by The Virginia Tax Review (The Virginia Tax Review is itself published by The University of Virginia School of Law at Charlottesville). This article has been cited extensively, including by a committee of the United States Congress. An earlier version of this article was published by Tax Notes Today.
Mr. Ahrens has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Accounting from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York. Henry also has a Master of Law degree (LL.M.) in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, located in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ahrens is also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
But beyond his professional credentials, Henry offers something else - a wealth of experience in dealing with clients' dreams, goals, concerns and aspirations. He is very easy to talk to, gives personal attention, and he knows how to make a client feel comfortable, while also providing extremely effective legal counsel.