November 2, 2020
Moritt Hock & Hamroff Expands Bankruptcy Practice With Addition Of Two New Attorneys
GARDEN CITY, NY; November 2, 2020—Moritt Hock & Hamroff (MH&H) announced that two new attorneys joined the firm’s Creditors’ Rights, Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group: Allison Arotsky and Michael C. Troiano. Each focusing in restructuring matters, Arotsky and Troiano will be adding to MH&H’s more than 40-year-long leadership role in the creditors’ rights sector.
Marc L. Hamroff, managing partner of MH&H, said, “We are delighted to build on our longstanding reputation and excellence in servicing the creditors’ rights, restructuring, and bankruptcy industry by adding two outstanding attorneys to our practice. Both Allison and Michael are expected to make an immediate positive impact on our services to our clients in these areas through their proven expertise, skills, and knowledge of bankruptcy law.”
Theresa A. Driscoll, partner and chair of MH&H’s Bankruptcy practice group, said, “I’m thrilled to welcome Allison and Michael to the team. They add depth and breadth to our practice and will enable us to meet increasing client demand for restructuring and bankruptcy-related services during this time of economic uncertainty and beyond.”
Joining MH&H as associates, both Arotsky and Troiano are cum laude graduates of Brooklyn Law School. Arotsky previously clerked for the Honorable Nancy Hershey Lord, United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York, followed by four years as an associate in the bankruptcy and restructuring department of a national law firm. Troiano clerked for Chief Judge Carla E. Craig, Lord, and the Honorable Elizabeth S. Stong, all United States Bankruptcy Judges in the Eastern District of New York, immediately prior to joining the firm.
Arotsky concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation, including the representation of debtors, creditors, and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 cases and insolvency-related litigation. She earned her A.B. from Cornell University.
Troiano focuses his practice in all areas of complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining MH&H, Troiano served as an assistant district attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, in the office’s Domestic Violence, Grand Jury, and Trial Bureaus. He earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Fordham University.
About MH&H’s Creditors’ Rights, Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice
For more than 40 years, the aggressive enforcement of clients’ rights and remedies in connection with financial transactions has been a cornerstone of MH&H and remains a significant and prominent practice area. On behalf of major banks, asset-based lenders, real estate lenders, equipment leasing companies, and litigation trusts, MH&H regularly handles matters including collection, replevin, foreclosures, fraudulent conveyance, injunctions, receiverships, and sophisticated enforcement of judgments. MH&H brings a unique sophistication surrounding Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 sales on behalf of many clients, including advising on the requirements of such sales, structuring the sale, drafting the required notices, coordinating the publication and marketing efforts in connection with the sale, and also handling litigation where the borrower has challenged and sought to enjoin the sale. The firm also counsels borrowers and distressed debt purchasers through the intricacies of these non-judicial proceedings, the availability of state court and bankruptcy court impediments to the process, and the associated strategies.
The members of this practice group bring broad experience achieving workouts of troubled financial transactions, either in advance of litigation or as part of a structured workout to resolve litigation and/or claims in and out of bankruptcy. Attorneys in this practice area, working closely with the Corporate and Financial Services group, the Real Estate group, and the Tax group, are experienced in Chapter 11 DIP financing, asset sales, and acquisitions of companies in Chapter 7 and 11 cases.
Additionally, the group is highly skilled in the reorganization, restructuring, or liquidation of financially troubled companies under federal bankruptcy and state insolvency laws representing secured lenders, landlords, trustees, purchasers of assets, creditors’ committees, and debtors in bankruptcy cases and proceedings and advising on the federal and state income tax implications of such transactions. They also represent defendants in avoidance actions and other adversary proceedings in federal and state courts. Members of the firm have also served as trustees, referees, receivers, mediators, examiners, and in other court-appointed positions.
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP is a 75+ attorney law firm providing a wide range of legal services to businesses, corporations, and individuals worldwide from its offices in Manhattan and on Long Island, New York.
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