Law firm Stroock promoted two lawyers to partner and six lawyers to special counsel, effective January 1, 2019.

“This accomplished team of young lawyers has shown significant leadership within our firm and the broader legal profession, and they have provided an outstanding level of service and dedication to our clients,” said Stroock Co-Managing Partner Jeff Keitelman. “We are proud of their accomplishments thus far and look forward to the continued value they bring to our firm and clients.”

The new partners and special counsel are:

Alon M. Goldberger (Partner: Financial Restructuring, New York): Goldberger focuses his practice on a variety of complex finance transactions, with an emphasis in debt finance. He represents agents, lenders, public and private borrowers, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, business development companies, and other providers (bank and non-bank) of senior and subordinated debt financing.

Justin R. Steinmark (Partner: Real Estate, Miami): Steinmark focuses his practice on real estate transactions and financial institution matters, representing lenders, borrowers and developers in all aspects of commercial real estate financing. He also has experience with loan restructuring and workout/foreclosure alternatives for distressed loans.

Daniel N. Bertaccini (Special Counsel: Financial Services Litigation, Enforcement and Regulation, New York): Bertaccini represents financial institutions and financial services companies in individual and class actions in federal and state court. A former law clerk to the Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Bertaccini also litigates civil matters at both the trial and appellate level, with a particular emphasis on civil procedure and class action litigation.

Christopher R. Fredrich (Special Counsel: Financial Services Litigation, Enforcement and Regulation, Los Angeles): Fredrich focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis in financial services matters and consumer class and individual action defense. He represents banks, lenders, loan servicers, investors and other financial institutions in state and federal court proceedings at both the trial and appellate levels.

Christopher Guhin (Special Counsel: Financial Restructuring, New York): Guhin has a diverse litigation and corporate restructuring practice focused on providing counsel to banks, private equity funds, hedge funds and large investment managers. He specializes in the analysis of legal rights and obligations under complex contracts and developing strategies to maximize clients’ leverage.

Patrick N. Petrocelli (Special Counsel: Regulation and Enforcement, Financial Services Litigation, New York): Patrick Petrocelli joined the firm as an associate in 2011 after working as a summer associate in 2009. Patrick’s practice focuses on regulatory enforcement and financial services litigation. He has represented corporate and individual clients in investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC, the Office of the Special Inspector General for the TARP and the New York Attorney General’s Office.

Shannon Reaves (Special Counsel: National Security/CFIUS, Washington): Reaves focuses his practice in the areas of Exon-Florio reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, industrial security, including Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence mitigation matters before the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy, and export control compliance. He represents clients in pre-CFIUS filing analysis, CFIUS reviews and investigations and advising companies regarding FOCI mitigation/negation compliance issues and major defense industry acquisitions.

Alisa Taormina (Special Counsel: Financial Services Litigation, Enforcement and Regulation, Miami): Taormina handles complex litigation, including both individual and class actions, with extensive knowledge of state and federal laws relating to debt collection, credit reporting, unfair business practices and other consumer protection statutes. She represents an array of companies, including credit card issuers, mortgage lenders, consumer reporting agencies and student lenders.