Thomas Salerno is a member of the financial restructuring practice at Stinson Leonard Street. He has been involved in restructurings in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland and the Czech and Slovak Republics. In addition, he teaches Comparative International Insolvency at the University of Salzburg. Tom was named as one of 12 Outstanding Bankruptcy Attorneys in 1998 and 2000 by Turnarounds & Workouts, a newsletter published by Beard Group, Inc. in Washington DC, and is a member of the select group of insolvency professionals listed in the K&A Restructuring Professionals Registry. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1993 and was selected by his peers for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers, a distinction honoring the top 5 percent of lawyers in the region. In 2009, Tom was selected as Best Lawyers’ Phoenix Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year and was one of three Arizona-based lawyers to be listed in The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell’s rating system.
Tom has extensive experience 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. He has also served as an expert witness on US insolvency law in litigation in Germany.