Edward J. Fintel L’84

Adjunct Professor


Edward Fintel is the principal attorney at Edward J. Fintel & Associates in Syracuse, New York. He has practiced law for 36 years with a concentration in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor matters. He has represented thousands of individuals and businesses helping them overcome various financial hardships, many of whom have filed Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy petitions. Some of his business reorganization clients have included a trucking company, restaurant, on- line retailer and specialty sheet metal manufacturer. Since 2015, Mr. Fintel has been part-time staff attorney for the local Chapter 13 Trustee.

He has prosecuted and defended complaints in Bankruptcy Court to declare debts non-dischargeable and to deny discharge. Mr. Fintel has also defended consumer and commercial collection suits in New York State courts including credit card claims, promissory note and secured loan defaults. He has represented creditors in fraudulent conveyance actions and various bankruptcy matters.


  • Syracuse University
    J.D. 1984
  • Brandeis University
    B.A. 1981