Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. is pleased to announce that Shareholder, Jil Mazer-Marino, a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy Department in the Garden City office, has been selected for Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Women in Business Award. The award honors professional women who have made outstanding contributions to Long Island’s business community. Ms. Mazer-Marino and the other honorees will be celebrated at an event on October 19th at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
Ms. Mazer-Marino, a resident of Old Bethpage, 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. She has represented chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, chapter 11 debtors in possession, and plan administrators in all aspects of bankruptcy case administration. Ms. Mazer-Marino also represents banks, indenture trustees, factors and other lenders in connection with debtor-in-possession financing, out-of-court debt restructuring, and debt collection.
In addition to being a seasoned attorney, Ms. Mazer-Marino is a demonstrated leader, committed to serving the community and to fostering the growth and success of other women in business. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Institute of Credit (NYIC), and is one of the founders of the NYIC Women’s Division. The Women’s Division is dedicated to helping women in the bankruptcy, debt restructuring, and finance fields succeed in business and in life by presenting networking and educational programs that provide inspiration and guidance from, and access to, seasoned practitioners such as Ms. Mazer-Marino. She also has dedicated her time to helping individuals in financial distress who are unable to afford the fees charged by attorneys for Chapter 7 bankruptcy by providing pro bono assistance for indigent New Yorkers that need to file for bankruptcy.
Ms. Mazer-Marino received her J.D. from St. John’s University, cum laude, and her B.A. from State University of New York Albany, magna cum laude.