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Meyer Suozzi Expands Bankruptcy Practice

Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. is pleased to announce that Thomas R. Slome, Alan E. Marder and Jil Mazer-Marino have joined the firm’s Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Litigation practice, Mr. Marder and Mr. Slome as Partners, and Ms. Mazer-Marino as Of Counsel.

“Thomas R. Slome, Alan E. Marder and Jil Mazer-Marino bring the highest caliber of talent and capability to our firm,” said managing attorney, Lois Schlissel.  “Their experience is key to Meyer, Suozzi’s continued strategic expansion and our long tradition of quality, comprehensive representation for all our clients in New York City, on Long Island, and in the State and the region.”

Thomas R. Slome is a 1980 graduate of State University of New York at Stony Brook and a 1983 cum laude graduate of Rutgers Law School, where he was Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review. Prior to founding the firm of Rosen Slome Marder LLP, he was the law clerk to Bankruptcy Judge Robert John Hall of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York from 1983 through 1985. He then joined Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) in New York City.  From 1990 through 1995, he was a partner at a New York City bankruptcy boutique law firm, where he practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, reorganization, creditors’ rights and loan workouts.

Mr. Slome continues to practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, business reorganization and loan restructuring. Mr. Slome represents a wide variety of creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy and workouts including banks, factors, hedge and private equity funds, equipment lessors and other financial institutions.  Mr. Slome also represents landlords, trustees, creditors’ committees and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy law.

Mr. Slome has lectured on creditors’ rights issues for the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel and has authored numerous articles on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy issues, including for The Bankruptcy Strategist and The Business Lawyer.  He served on the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1994-97, 2000-03), and was the Chair of its Subcommittee on Limited Liability Companies.

Mr. Slome is a member of the Business Bankruptcy Committees of the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.  He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.  In 1997, he testified before the National Bankruptcy Review Commission on partnership law issues and bankruptcy. Mr. Slome is a member of the panel of mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Delaware and has mediated matters in each of those districts.

Alan E. Marder is a 1979 graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo and a 1982 cum laude graduate of the National Law Center at George Washington University where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Associate Editor of the Law Review.  Prior to Rosen Slome Marder LLP, he practiced with Warshaw Burstein Cohen Schlesinger & Kuh and Loeb & Loeb LLP in New York City from 1982 through 1992.  From 1992 through 2001, Mr. Marder was a partner of Shaw, Licitra, Bohner, Esernio & Schwartz, P.C. in Garden City, New York.

Mr. Marder is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute, practicing in the area of business litigation and has extensive experience in state and federal courts.  Mr. Marder represents several financial institutions, investment banks, commercial real property owners and a wide variety of businesses in all types of commercial and bankruptcy litigation.  Mr. Marder is also a member of the panel of mediation for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Jil Mazer-Marino is a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of State University of New York at Albany and a 1990 cum laude graduate of the St. John’s University School of Law where she was a Member of the Law Review. She practices in the area of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and business litigation.  Ms. Mazer-Marino has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees and trustees in bankruptcy related matters, workouts, loan restructuring and related litigation.

Ms. Mazer-Marino is admitted to practice in New York. Prior to Rosen Slome Marder LLP, she served as a law clerk to Hon. Conrad B. Duberstein, former Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York, after which she practiced in the business reorganization and restructuring department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York City. She serves as President of the Women’s Division of the New York Institute of Credit. She has lectured on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy topics for the Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater New York Chapter, the Long Island Business Resource Association and the New York Institute of Credit.