Thomas R. Slome is a partner in the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights department. Tom represents a wide variety of creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy including corporate reorganization, bankruptcy related litigation, debtor-in-possession and exit financing, creditors’ rights, and out of court debt restructuring. Tom’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.
Tom just completed a four-year term as the Treasurer of the New York City Bar Association (2019-2023). He is also the former Chair and currently a member of the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the City Bar. Tom 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, Tom has represented parties involved in some of the most notable bankruptcy cases including most recently, Borders, Boston Generating, Frontier Communications, Hostess, Lehman Brothers, Lyondell, Patriot Coal, Sears, Sizmek, SunEdison, Tribune, Vitamin World, Westinghouse and Windstream to name a few. Additionally, Tom has experience with bankruptcy cases of manufacturers, importers, retailers and service companies in a wide array of industries, including aviation, construction, electronics, energy, fashion, finance, foreign companies (Chapter 15 cases), healthcare, manufacturing, not-for-profit, real estate, retail, software, and telecommunications. Tom 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.