Thomas R. Slome, a member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. located in Garden City and New York City, is Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy practice, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Finance practice and Treasurer of the firm. Mr. Slome represents a wide variety of creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy including corporat reorganization, bankruptcy related litigation, debtor-in-possession and exit financing, creditors’ rights, and out of court debt restructuring. Mr. Slome’s clients include banks, factors, equipment lessors, mutual funds, hedge and private equity funds, energy service companies, landlords, developers, brokers, hospitals, trustees, creditors’ committees and debtors.
Mr. Slome is the former Chair and currently a member of the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the New York City Bar Association. He has been nominated to be the next Treasurer of the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Slome is also the former Chair and currently a member of the Chapter 11 Lawyers’ Advisory Committee of the Eastern District of New York Bankruptcy Court, which was established by the Court as a liaison between the Bankruptcy Judges of the District and its Bankruptcy Bar.
Over the course of the last decade, Mr. Slome has represented parties involved in some of the most notable bankruptcy cases including A&P, Angelica, Blockbuster, Boston Generating, Borders, Hostess, Lehman Brothers, Lyondell, Patriot Coal, Sears, SunEdison, Tribune, Vitamin World, Westinghouse and Windstream to name a few. Additionally, Mr. Slome has experience with bankruptcy cases of manufacturers, importers, retailers and service companies in a wide array of industries, including energy, telecommunications, finance, real estate, electronics, software, fashion, manufacturing, not-for-profit and healthcare. Mr. Slome has also served as a court-appointed examiner and mediator in numerous cases pending in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Delaware. He has mediated dozens of preference and fraudulent conveyance lawsuits and claims objections, as well as several contentious legal battles involving creditors and/or creditors’ committees and chapter 11 debtors over plans of reorganization.
Represents the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the New York Chapter 11 proceedings of Robert Sillerman, a media entrepreneur once included on the Forbes list of 400 wealthiest individuals.
Represents a regional bank as one of the petitioning creditors in the involuntary chapter 7 case of Michael D’Alessio pending in the Southern District of New York; D’Alessio was recently sentenced to a long prison term for wire and bankruptcy fraud.
Notable experience includes:
Mr. Slome was recognized by Long Island Pulse Magazine from 2010 – 2014 as one of the region’s “Top Legal Eagles,” and in 2015 as Long Island’s top bankruptcy attorney. He is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence. From 2013-2018, Mr. Slome was recognized by New York Super Lawyers.
Mr. Slome has written numerous articles on bankruptcy related topics in various publications including The Bankruptcy Strategist, The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, and The American Bar Association’s The Business Lawyer. He has lectured extensively on creditors’ rights and workout issues for the New York State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Association of Corporate Counsel of America, Association of
Commercial Finance Attorneys, Commercial and Industrial Brokers’ Society and CoreNet (Commercial Real Estate
Network). He recently co-authored a book published by Westlaw entitled “Examiners in Bankruptcy Cases: A Guide for Examiners, Courts and Practitioners” in conjunction with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Slome was the law clerk to the late Bankruptcy Judge Robert John Hall of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York from 1983 through 1985 before joining Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) in New York City. From 1990 through 1995, he was a partner at a well known New York City bankruptcy boutique, where he
practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, reorganization, creditors’ rights, loan documentation and loan workouts.
In 1995, Mr. Slome founded the Uniondale-based bankruptcy and commercial litigation firm of Rosen Slome Marder LLP. Most of his firm joined Meyer, Suozzi in 2008.
Mr. Slome is on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and is its former Chair.