Brian Powers, a law clerk with the firm awaiting admission to the New York State Bar, recently had his article published in the Winter 2013 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. The American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review is one of the premier scholarly publications in the United States on the topic of bankruptcy and insolvency. Mr. Powers’s article, entitled “Can You Trust Your Trustee? Expanding Homestead Exemptions to Include Rent-Controlled Leasehold Interests,” 20 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 741 (2013), proposes an amendment to state and Federal exemptions to include rent-controlled leases. The article details the lack of protection in bankruptcy proceedings afforded to low-income individuals living in rent-controlled apartments, and proposes a solution that is consistent with the purpose of exemption laws.
SilvermanAcampora represented a competing bidder in the recent auction of New York Westchester Square Medical Center, a major hospital in the Bronx, New York. Prior to the auction, New York Westchester Square Medical Center had been operating in chapter 11 bankruptcy for seven years.
SilvermanAcampora Partners Anthony C. Acampora and Lon J. Seidman have been selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyers,” in the “Business and Commercial” field, by American Lawyer Media in conjunction with Martindale-Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals. Partners Kenneth P. Silverman, Ronald J. Friedman, and Adam L. Rosen were also selected as “2013 Top Rated Lawyers” in the “Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy” field. In addition, each of these Partners has achieved the AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest possible rating, in legal ability and ethical standards.
On February 2, 2013 the SilvermanAcampora team, consisting of Captain Jessi Kleinman, Cooper Macco, Christopher Rubino, Sheryl Giugliano, Randy Schaefer, and Nancy McNichol will be participating in the annual Cycle for Survival fundraiser. Cycle for Survival is a charity founded in 2007 which provides a fun, high-energy opportunity to raise money for the research of rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The SilvermanAcampora team has already raised nearly $1000 for rare cancer research, and hopes to raise much more. For more information, please visit the SilvermanAcampora team page at: http://mskcc.convio.net/site/TR/CycleforSurvival/AG_Cycle_Event?pg=team&fr_id=1812&team_id=27382#roster.