Procedures for obtaining hearing dates, and requesting emergency hearings, adjournments, telephonic or video appearances, and concerning chambers copies, submission of orders, notices of presentment, and other matters may be found by clicking the Judge's Procedures tab. In addition, Judge Trust has promulgated various forms of orders that can be used for cases in his court; you can access these forms by clicking the Form Orders tab.
United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of New York
Alfonse M. D'Amato Federal Courthouse
290 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, New York 11722
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Judge Trust prefers that proposed orders on the matters referenced below be submitted using the forms provided.
Consumer Cases :
Avoid judicial liens under § 522(f) in Chapter 7 case
Avoid judicial liens under § 522(f) in Chapter 13 case
Convert case from Chapter 7 to Chapter 13
Convert case from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7
Relief from automatic stay
Reopen case for limited purpose
Void junior mortgage lien in Chapter 13 case
Conditional Stay Relief
Chapter 11 Cases :
Administrative Bar Date
Disclosure Statement Hearing
Small Business - conditionally approve disclosure statement and schedule confirmation
Adversary Proceedings :
Grant motion for default judgment
Judgment by default
General Orders :
Bankruptcy Rule 2004 examination and production of documents
Schedule emergency hearing
The Honorable Alan S. Trust ascended to the bench on April 2, 2008, and sits in the Eastern District of New York. He is an adjunct professor of law at the St. John's University School of Law. Judge Trust is the past Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and is CLE Chair and a member of the Board of Directors of that Section. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is CLE Co-Chair of that Chapter. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, and is a contributor editor to the Journal. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
Judge Trust has been a frequent speaker and author for numerous CLE events and seminars, addressing bankruptcy, ethics and real property issues. He is a trained mediator, and has been instrumental in the creation of a Pro Bono Mediation Program adopted by the Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of New York. Judge Trust has also served on many local, state and national bar organizations, including American Bar Association title insurance and real property committees, and Dallas Bar Association fee disputes and ethics committees.
Judge Trust attended Syracuse University, graduating summa cum laude in 1981, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended New York University School of Law, where he served on the Law Review from 1982-83. Judge Trust graduated with a JD degree cum laude in 1984. After graduation, he relocated to Dallas, Texas to begin his law practice. Judge Trust opened his own law firm (Trust.Law.Firm, P.C.) in December 1995, and managed that firm until appointed to the bench.