Awards / Recognition

Awards and Accomplishments

Mr. Geller is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.  The College has approximately 800 Fellows.  Criteria for selection include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise, and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and a commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

Best Lawyers has recognized Mr. Geller as its Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year in Portland, Maine, in 2021, 2018 and 2014.  Best Lawyers has selected Mr. Geller as its Litigation – Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year in Portland, Maine, in 2022, 2016 and 2013.  In 2024, Best Lawyers recognized Mr. Geller as Lawyer of the Year in both practice areas.

Mr. Geller was one of 136 attorneys nationally to be named a 2010 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group.  Attorneys are selected based on unprompted recommendations from corporate counsel at the world’s largest organizations, including one-third of the Fortune 100.   BTI conducts in-depth interviews with corporate counsel to identify the industry’s top attorneys based on their performance, client focus, exceptional understanding of the client’s business, efficient value-added service, outstanding results, and legal skills.

Mr. Geller is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.  There are two components to each Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: (1) Legal Ability Ratings; and (2) General Ethical Standards Ratings.  An AV Preeminent rating is the highest possible rating available to an individual lawyer, and is a testament to the fact that the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Mr. Geller has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA for his work in Bankruptcy, and by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Litigation – Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Bet-the-Company Litigation.