Widely recognized as New York’s leading authority on mortgage foreclosures, Bruce J. Bergman practices also in the areas of condominium lien foreclosure, real estate, title and commercial litigation.

Author of New York’s definitive text on the subject, the four-volume Bergman on New York Mortgage Foreclosures (Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender, rev. 2024) he is also known for his regular real estate update column on mortgage foreclosure for the New York Law Journal, as well as regular columns in the New York Real Property Law Journal, Servicing Management, the MBA’s Mortgage Banking Magazine and as a contributing author to the New York Lawyer’s Deskbook as well as Real Estate Titles (New York State Bar Association). Mr. Bergman is an advisor to the New York Times on matters relating to mortgage foreclosure and wrote the chapter on New York foreclosure law for the multi-volume The Law of Distressed Real Estate.

In all, he has written more than 500 articles in his field which have appeared in scholarly journals and professional publications throughout the country – click on the left for a complete list. He has also lectured widely for legal, judicial and professional groups – click on the left for a list of most recent presentations. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1981, his biography appears in Who’s Who In American Law and he has been for years listed in Best Lawyers In America (40th Edition New York Real Estate Litigation Lawyer of the Year), New York Super Lawyers and Americas Top 50 Lawyers (top 50 in New York State).

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  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Scribes, The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects
  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate New York University Real Estate Institute
  • Special Lecturer in Law, Hofstra Law School
  • New York State Land Title Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association (Past Four Term Chair Real Property Law Committee, Former Associate Dean of Nassau Academy of Law, Past Director)
  • New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations
  • City Councilman, City of Long Beach (1980-1988)
  • Counsel, New York State Senate (1988-2011)
  • Past President, Cornell Club Of Long Island
  • First American Title Insurance Company Advisory Board
  • 2020 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient