Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, founded in 1968, is one of the nation's oldest and most respected names in middle market corporate restructurings and operations improvement and has successfully worked with over a thousand companies throughout the world to achieve sustainable growth and profitability. Long respected for its results-oriented approach, Getzler Henrich deploys rapid, pragmatic decision making and metrics-driven implementation services for its clients. With years of experience in executive-level positions at major corporations, and a broad range of advisory expertise, Getzler Henrich professionals have consistently and successfully guided companies through crises and growth phases. Working with a wide range of companies, including publicly-held firms, private corporations, and family-owned businesses, Getzler Henrich’s expertise spans more than fifty industry sectors, from ‘new economy’ technology and service firms to ‘old economy’ manufacturing and distribution businesses.
BakerHostetler, one of the nation's largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our more than 900 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients' competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth. We have five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, healthcare, energy, middle market mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality.
Mark Podgainy is a Managing Director in the New York office of Getzler Henrich & Associates; he has more than 20 years of experience working with healthy, underperforming and distressed middle market businesses, both as an advisor and as a member of the management team. He has provides operations restructuring, business plan analysis, performance improvement, cash and vendor management, bankruptcy consulting and interim management services. He has also works with law firms on forensic and litigation support assignments in a bankruptcy context. His clients have included business owners, boards of directors, private equity firms, lenders, creditors’ committees and law firms, and he has worked in a variety of sectors, including consumer products, building products, food, hospitality, and retail, among many others.
Geraldine Ponto concentrates her practice on creditor/debtor rights. With more than 30 years of experience, Geraldine has represented debtors, fiscal agents, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, and creditor committees in federal bankruptcy cases, in SIPA liquidations, in out-of-court workouts, and in insolvency proceedings governed by state law.
She has served as lead attorney representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) as court-appointed counsel and represents an international baking company in debtor/creditor matters in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States. Geraldine has also represented a telecommunications company in debtor/creditor matters in various bankruptcy courts in the United States; and served as a trustee under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code for debtor companies in various industries, including former retailer of discount priced women's clothing and accessories; operator of three retail automobile franchises; transportation and terminal company; and former metal playing and refinishing company.