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LESLIE A. BERKOFF, ESQ. APPOINTED CO-CHAIR OF NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION'S MEDIATION COMMITTEE
GARDEN CITY, NY; May 1, 2018 —Leslie A. Berkoff, a Partner of the firm and Chair of the firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice group, was recently appointed by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) to serve as a Co-Chair of its Mediation Committee, effective June 1, 2018, for a one year term.
The NYSBA's Mediation Committee serves as a valuable resource for New York practitioners and consumers of mediation. The Committee promotes the use of mediation, to present programs on topics of interest to mediators and advocates, to provide a forum to debate policy issues important to the profession, and to take positions on such issues when it is appropriate to do so.
Leslie A. Berkoff concentrates her practice in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring litigation and corporate workouts, and she represents a variety of corporate debtors, trustees, creditors and creditor committees both nationally and locally. Her practice also includes an emphasis on equipment leasing and healthcare law. Ms. Berkoff is also an experienced litigator and handles corporate transactions both locally and nationally. In addition, Ms. Berkoff has an active alternate dispute resolution practice and frequently serves as a mediator, and is also a trained arbitrator. She is on the Mediation Panels for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of the United States Bankruptcy Courts in New York and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Delaware and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Commercial Mediation Panel for Nassau County. She has also served as a court appointed examiner and guardian ad litem in several bankruptcy cases. She currently serves as the Chair of the Mediation Sub-Committee of Chapter 11 Lawyers and Judges Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York and is a Member of the Dispute Resolution Section Advisory Council of the American Bar Association of the Business Law Section. More recently, Ms. Berkoff was selected by the American Arbitrators Association to serve on its National Roster of Arbitrators. Ms. Berkoff earned her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, with offices on Long Island and Manhattan, provides a wide range of legal services to businesses, corporations and individuals worldwide.
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