Thomas Salerno co-chairs the international financial restructuring practice at Squire Sanders. 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.
Professor Salerno 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.
In addition to numerous articles in both national and international journals, Professor Salerno is the author of “An Overview of the Restructuring Process,” which appeared in Best Practices for Corporate Restructuring, published in 2006 by Aspatore Books. He is also the co-author of “Chapter 11 Cases Involving Professional Sports Franchises” in the Collier Guide to Chapter 11: Key Topics and Selected Industries published by LexisNexis in 2011; co-author of the Executive Guide to Corporate Bankruptcy, originally published in 2001 by Beard Publications (with the Second Edition due in early 2008); co-author and an executive editor of the three-volume treatise Advanced Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice, published by Aspen Law Publications; and co-author of the two volume Bankruptcy Litigation and Practice; A Practitioners’ Guide – 3rd Edition, also published by Aspen Law Publications.
Professor Salerno served as a director of the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he also served on the executive committee, and formerly was a director of the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification, Inc. He is a past chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1982
B.A., Rutgers University, 1979