Thomas R. Slome, a member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. and Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy Practice and Co-Chair of its Corporate Finance Practice, has been appointed by The New York City Bar Association as Chair of its Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Committee. He will serve a three-year term, effective September 1, 2014.
The Bar’s Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization focuses on issues relevant to corporate and individual bankruptcies and corporate out-of-court restructurings. Committee members include lawyers who specialize in representing debtors and creditors in restructurings involving large companies and lawyers who focus on bankruptcy cases for individuals as well as bankruptcy judges and other government representatives, scholars and financial advisors that work in these areas. An important role of the Committee is to facilitate dialogue on important issues in the restructuring arena through committee discussions and public panel discussions, preparing comment letters on proposed legislation and rule-making and advising and assisting bankruptcy courts on matters of significance to them.
“Tom’s appointment to this post is testament to his outstanding reputation among his peers and throughout the bankruptcy bar,” said Lois Carter Schlissel, Meyer Suozzi’s Managing Attorney. “We are proud of his many accomplishments and confident that the Bar’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Committee will thrive under his leadership.”
Mr. Slome represents a wide variety of companies in all aspects of bankruptcy including corporate reorganization, bankruptcy related litigation, creditors’ rights, and out of court debt restructuring. His clients include banks, factors, equipment lessors, private equity funds, landlords and developers, and his work spans a wide array of industries, including energy, telecommunications, finance, real estate, electronics, computers, fashion, furniture and healthcare. Mr. Slome has represented parties involved in some of the most notable bankruptcy cases, including A&P, American Airlines, Borders, Blockbuster, Enron, Hostess, Lehman Brothers, Lyondell and Tribune. Mr. Slome has served regularly as a bankruptcy court-appointed mediator and as an examiner.