Daily News: December 3, 2018

Duane Morris Names Holman, Leary Co-Chairs/Business Reorg Practice


Duane Morris named partners James J. Holman and Meagen E. Leary as co-chairs of the Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group.

Holman and Leary will succeed Rudolph “Skip” Di Massa, Jr., who has led the group since 2001. Di Massa will continue practicing as a partner in the same group.

“Skip’s esteemed leadership for the past 17 years will be a tough act to follow,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “But Meagen and Jim have been integrally involved in our yearlong business planning efforts, and I am confident that their dual perspectives will continue to make the contributions of the group vital to the future success of Duane Morris. I am especially glad to know that they will continue to build upon the strength of the relationships already established between our two U.S. coasts, and I am confident that they will carry this energy to our offices worldwide in the years ahead.”

Holman is based in Philadelphia and practices in the areas of commercial finance law, business reorganization, and business and municipal insolvency. He represents institutional lenders, trust companies, insurance companies and businesses in a broad spectrum of transactions, including corporate finance, business restructuring and bankruptcy. He is listed annually by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, by Best Lawyers in America.

Leary is based in San Francisco and maintains a national creditors’ rights, commercial real estate finance and bankruptcy practice. Her clients include institutional lenders, CMBS servicers, REITs, debt funds and other diverse businesses. Leary is a frequent speaker and writer on legal and practical issues that impact her clients and an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.