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Cullen and Dykman Expands With Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights’ Attorneys Thomas Slome and Jil Mazer-Marino

July 9, 2019

Garden City, NY – July 9, 2019 – Thomas Slome and Jil Mazer-Marino have joined Cullen and Dykman LLP as Partners in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice headed by Matthew Roseman.  

Slome and Mazer-Marino represent debtors, creditors’ committees and secured and unsecured creditors in complex Chapter 11 proceedings, out of court restructurings, and distressed transactions throughout the U.S.

Slome and Mazer-Marino represent a wide variety of creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, including corporate reorganization, bankruptcy-related litigation, debtor-in-possession and exit financing, creditors’ rights and out of court debt restructuring.  Each has deep, wide-ranging experience working with clients in a variety of sectors, including energy, telecommunications, finance, real estate, electronics, fashion, manufacturing, not-for-profit and healthcare.

Prior, Slome was Chair of the Bankruptcy practice of Meyer Suozzi.  He has served as a court-appointed examiner and mediator in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Delaware and has mediated numerous preference and fraudulent conveyance lawsuits and claims objections, including several disputes involving creditors and/or creditors’ committees and Chapter 11 debtors over plans of reorganization.  

He is Treasurer of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and was formerly Chair of both the City Bar Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization and the Eastern District of New York Chapter 11 Lawyers’ Advisory Committee and is currently a member of each. 

Mazer-Marino currently serves as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the Southern District of New York.  She represents lenders and distressed companies in connection with debt collection, debtor in possession financing, out of court debt restructuring and wind down.  Her clients include Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees and plan administrators regarding all aspects of bankruptcy case administration.

Mazer-Marino was previously a Partner in the Bankruptcy practice of Meyer Suozzi.  A former President of the New York Institute of Credit, Women’s Division, Mazer-Marino was also the recipient of the Executive of the Year Award for the New York Institute of Credit, Women’s Division.  She is the former secretary and current member of the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the New York City Bar Association and is a frequent speaker on creditors’ rights, cannabis law and other topics.

Cullen and Dykman’s Managing Partner Christopher H. Palmer stated, “With their combined 60 years of experience, Tom and Jil’s addition to our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group will allow us to further enhance our offerings to clients, as they will add immediate depth to that group.  We simply are delighted to have them on our team.”

Slome and Mazer-Marino will be based in the firm’s Garden City office.

With the breadth of our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice, Cullen and Dykman is able to offer clients a unique perspective into the issues involved in complex bankruptcy proceedings in a wide range of industries. We have represented secured creditors, debtors, unsecured creditors’ committees, and individual unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases filed throughout the country, and we are skilled in resolving issues among various constituencies in complex Chapter 11 proceedings. We also have significant experience in out-of-court workouts, restructurings and bankruptcy litigation, and we have secured favorable results for our clients in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcy cases ever filed.

About Cullen and Dykman LLP

Cullen and Dykman LLP ( is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s global market. Since 1850, our firm has been helping businesses and institutions address complex legal challenges and maximize opportunities for success. Our mission is to provide our clients with innovative and practical legal advice. We serve a broad range of clients, from closely held businesses to large utilities, financial service companies, and universities. With offices located in key locations throughout the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients. We are a dynamic firm committed to expanding our services to help clients overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities both today and tomorrow.

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