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NEW YORK - The law firm of Hahn & Hessen LLP has announced that Janine M. Cerbone and Robert J. Malatak have been made partners in the firm. Cerbone was formerly a senior associate and Malatak formerly served as special counsel with the firm.
Malatak represents corporate entities, financial institutions, unsecured creditor committees, and trustees in a wide range of complex commercial disputes in federal, state, surrogate's and bankruptcy courts throughout the country. He has litigated issues involving bankruptcy, business torts, commercial leases, contracts, employment, ERISA, fraud, insurance, securities, trust and estates and the UCC. He graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 1994, where he was an assistant editor of the St. John's Law Review. Before attending law school, he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant at one of the "Big Four" accounting firms.
Cerbone represents creditors' committees, creditors and trustees in all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvency, and has been involved in some of the nation's largest subprime mortgage bankruptcies, including New Century and ResMAE. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and serves on the Unsecured Trade Creditors' Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Before joining the firm in 2002, she graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where she was the business and production editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and a member of the executive board of the Moot Court Honor Society.
Founded in 1931, Hahn & Hessen LLP is among the nation's leading law firms focusing on representation of financial institutions and creditors in matters encompassing all phases of the commercial credit cycle, including documentation and workout, enforcement and litigation, bankruptcy and reorganization, with related corporate, real estate, securities and tax competencies. For more information, visit http://www.hahnhessen.com.