At Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C., a dynamic approach to problem solving and client service creates the energy and passion that form the foundation of the firm. Porzio is a business-oriented multidisciplinary law practice where attorneys collaborate with each other and with clients to find solutions to challenges and problems. The strength of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman’s Bankruptcy, Financial Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights practice lies in our diverse background and ability to handle a broad variety of types and sizes of representations. Whether restructuring companies experiencing financial distress, assisting clients in multi-national insolvency related litigation, or simply helping creditors understand their rights when business partners file for bankruptcy, our breadth of experience allows us to bring the tools necessary to meet each client’s individual needs. Our attorneys are licensed in New Jersey and New York, and are frequent authors and lecturers on various insolvency related topics.
Those who have worked with John Mairo, co-chair of the firm’s bankruptcy/financial restructuring department, seek him and his colleagues out. The reason is simple: they not only rely on John’s leadership qualities and ability to achieve impressive results, but also enjoy his amenable, responsive and thoughtful style. By nature an analytical, curious and strategic thinker, John encourages his clients to determine the desired result early on in a case. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York courts. He is certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board Of Certification and received the AV rating (highest rating) by his peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. In addition, John successfully completed the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course and is recognized as an INSOL International Fellow.
Brett is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Department. He serves as Managing Principal of the firm's New York Office and a member of the firm's Management Committee. His practice primarily involves the representation of creditors and commercial debtors in insolvency/restructuring matters. Most recently, Brett has served as counsel to creditor committees in several New Jersey based hospital bankruptcy proceedings, and has focused in recent years in assisting foreign liquidators pursue claims in U.S. based insolvency proceedings. Brett has substantial experience in bankruptcy related litigation matters, both defending parties who are sued for clawback/avoidance actions, as well as pursuing such actions on behalf of an estate.
Kelly is a member of the firm's commercial practice area and concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy, financial restructuring, debtor-creditor relations and commercial litigation. She represents debtors, committees of unsecured creditors, post-confirmation trusts, as well as individual creditors in bankruptcy and related proceedings both in and out of court. She served as counsel to the official committees of unsecured creditors. In a specialty retail case, she assisted the committee in participating in the sale of the debtor's business, leases, and intellectual property to maximize creditor distributions, and successfully subordinated the claims of the debtor's owner to the payment of other unsecured creditors. She recently served as counsel to an approved day school for out of district placed youth with behavioral classifications that emerged from chapter 11 through successfully effectuating a sale and resolving creditors' claims, which strengthened the school's ability to serve its students from throughout the State of New Jersey.