Three Renowned Lawyers Move To Gordon Silver: Firm Opens Los Angeles Office On May 1, 2014

Gordon Silver announced that three highly regarded bankruptcy and restructuring partners are joining the firm as it opens its Los Angeles office.
Thomas J. Salerno

Gordon Silver announced that three highly regarded bankruptcy and restructuring partners are joining the firm.  Eric D. Goldberg and Eve H. Karasik will be joining as shareholders.  They will be opening the firm’s first California office in Los Angeles, effective May 1, 2014.  Goldberg and Karasik are nationally known for their work on prominent bankruptcies.

Thomas J. Salerno will be joining our firm as a shareholder and administrative partner in charge of our Phoenix office.  Salerno has represented parties in insolvency proceedings in 30 states and five countries.

All will be members of the firm’s Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice group.

“Tom, Eric, and Eve are top-notch, and will be an asset to our expanding and thriving national restructuring and bankruptcy practice,” said Gordon Silver founder Gerald M. Gordon, “We are excited to open our new Los Angeles office, and grow and expand our Phoenix presence, with three attorneys we have known and respected for years; we are thrilled they want to join our team.”

Goldberg has been involved in all aspects of the insolvency process, from single-asset real estate cases to the restructuring of multibillion dollar public companies.  He is known as an aggressive advocate and a practical problem solver who knows how and when to make a deal.  Goldberg’s practice has an emphasis in bankruptcy litigation and transactional work, including contested confirmations, distressed acquisitions, and high-stakes fraudulent transfer claims.

Goldberg received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1991 and his B.S. from Cornell University, with honors, in 1987.  He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and was named by Los Angeles Magazine as a "Rising Star" in its SuperLawyers issue.

Karasik focuses her practice on the representation of business entities in many different industries in connection with restructuring initiatives.  In addition to representing corporate debtors, she has represented creditors’ committees, equity committees, and significant creditors in cases pending around the country.

Karasik received her J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School (Gould School of Law), Order of the Coif, in 1991 and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, with high honors, in 1984.  She has received several awards in her field, including the Turnaround Management Association “2007 Large Company Transaction of the Year” award for her work on the U.S.A. Commercial Mortgage Company Chapter 11 Cases.  Karasik is also a member of several professional organizations, and holds significant positions such Co-Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute ("ABI") Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference and Newsletter Editor for the ABI Ethics and Compensation Subcommittee.

Salerno concentrates his practice on representing distressed companies, acquirers and creditors in financial restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, pre- and post-bankruptcy workouts, and corporate recapitalizations. He has represented clients in diverse industries such as casinos, resort hotels, real estate, high-tech manufacturing, electricity generation, agribusiness, construction, healthcare, airlines and franchised fast-food operations. Salerno has also served as an expert witness on U.S. insolvency law in litigation in Germany.

Salerno received his J.D. from University of Notre Dame, cum laude, Law Review, 1982 and his B.A. from Rutgers University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979.  He served as a director of the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he also served on the executive committee, and formerly was a director of the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification, Inc.  Salerno is a past chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

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