Madeline is a managing partner of the firm. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of creditors’ rights, commercial loan workouts, commercial lending, commercial real estate and complex commercial litigation.

Madeline has a multistate commercial loan workout and commercial litigation practice. She has 25 years of experience representing banks in commercial loan restructurings and large-scale collections. Madeline’s diverse litigation experience includes commercial real estate, telecommunications and other contract disputes, the pursuit of prejudgment remedies (including replevins, receiverships and attachments), the defense of lender liability actions, and the representation of secured and unsecured creditors, debtors and other parties in State and Federal (U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts) in New York and elsewhere. Madeline routinely represents lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate and other asset-based financing transactions.

Madeline also has substantial experience counseling and representing employers on employment law matters, including those arising in litigation and other contexts under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the New York Human Rights Law, disputes concerning employment agreements and wrongful discharge claims, the drafting of employee handbooks and separation agreements, and the enforcement of non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.

Madeline serves as a member of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals. She has been named among Upstate New York’s 2017 “Super Lawyers”, and has an “AV” Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.

Recent Projects:

  • Counsel to a secured lender in the negotiation and documentation of commercial loan workouts totaling in the aggregate more than $80,000,000.00, involving residential (condominium) construction projects in New York State.
  • Counsel to a secured lender in commercial loan workouts and litigation involving jet aircraft loan and lease transactions.
  • Counsel to a Bank Group in the negotiation and documentation of a $68,000,000 loan workout respecting a mixed-use project consisting of more than 326 apartments, 190,000 square feet of retail space and hotel pad sites in New Jersey.
  • Counsel to a secured lender in the negotiation and documentation of multiple loan workouts totaling involving numerous regional shopping centers and shopping malls located throughout New York.
  • Counsel to a secured lender in the negotiation and documentation of multiple loan workouts totaling in the aggregate more than $100,000,000, involving five assisted living facilities in Connecticut, and four nursing homes and an assisted living facility in Massachusetts.
  • Defense of a secured lender in lender liability litigation
  • Counsel to a secured lender in the negotiation and documentation of an IRC 1031 exchange and a $55,000,000 loan workout respecting seven assisted living facilities located throughout New York State and Connecticut.

Admitted:

1986, Pennsylvania; 1987, New York; 2012, Massachusetts; and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of New York; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Law School:

Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., 1986)

College:

Union College of Union University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1983)