Written by: Lisa Morris Josefak
Jil Mazer-Marino is a member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. in Garden City. She was named a member in 2011 having joined the firm as Of Counsel to the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization and Corporate Finance law practice in 2008.
Mazer-Marino practices in the area of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees, and secured and unsecured creditors in large and complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Mazer-Marino represents chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, chapter 11 debtors in possession, and plan administrators in all aspects of bankruptcy case administration. Additionally, she represents banks, indenture trustees, factors and other lenders in connection with debtor in possession financing, out of court debt restructuring, and debt collection.
As a commercial bankruptcy and restructuring attorney, Mazer-Marino counsels businesses in financial distress. “ I also represent banks, finance companies, landlords and other creditors in and out of the bankruptcy arena,” she said. “In addition, I am on the panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Southern District of New York. I recently began counseling businesses in the booming Cannabis industry.”
“Although legal in New York for medical use — and expected to be legalized for adult recreational use — cannabis remains illegal on a federal level,” she noted. “This schizophrenic and changing legal landscape has created tremendous opportunity but also perilous legal risks for entrepreneurs.”
Mazer-Marino was recognized as a New York Super Lawyer from 2013-2017.
She is admitted to practice in New York State and before the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Prior to joining Meyer, Suozzi, Mazer-Marino was a partner at the bankruptcy boutique firm of Rosen Slome Marder, LLP. From 1990 through 1991, 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.
Founded in 1960, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. is a distinguished provider of legal services, with a reputation for integrity, insight and excellent client service. With offices in Albany, Garden City, Manhattan and Washington, D.C., the firm provides legal advice in 18 practice areas. The firm’s attorneys are known for their commitment to their clients, community, public affairs, and diversity.