Leslie Beth Baskin, a Member of Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C. and Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Group, served as a Course Planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute on Oct. 24 in Philadelphia.
The PBI Annual Bankruptcy Institute features bankruptcy judges and faculty who practice in the bankruptcy arena. Attendees are updated on the top consumer and commercial bankruptcy cases of the year as well as the most significant issues in bankruptcy law.
The firm recently announced that Baskin was selected to receive the prestigious David T. Sykes Award from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference and the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. The Award will be presented to Baskin at the 30th Annual Forum of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference in January 2019. Baskin was selected because of her embodiment of the qualities exemplified by Sykes, a founding member of both organizations. They include excellence and integrity as a bankruptcy attorney, unsurpassed professionalism, courtesy to and respect for all, and unwavering dedication to the bankruptcy community and the less fortunate in Philadelphia.
With more than 30 years of experience, Baskin represents creditors and debtors in non-bankruptcy work-outs and in commercial bankruptcy proceedings including Chapter 11 reorganizations. She has handled a wide array of commercial, transactional and bankruptcy-related matters including several high-profile cases in the region. She has also represented high-profile real estate enterprises in Chapter 11 reorganizations, and has been involved in many aspects of healthcare reorganizations, in and out of bankruptcy proceedings.
Baskin currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (CBAP) and is Chair for two years. She received CBAP’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer in 2005. Founded in 1992, CBAP assists low-income qualified individuals and families in the Delaware Valley with their Chapter 7 bankruptcies.
Baskin is a past Chair of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference (EDPABC), a nonprofit organization that promotes the education and interests of lawyers, other professionals and paraprofessionals who work in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Baskin has been elected by her peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for numerous years. She is also one of the founding members of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and serves as the organization’s Vice Chair.
Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C. represents business and commercial law clients nationally and internationally from its offices in Philadelphia, Pa., Marlton, N.J., St. Petersburg, Fla. and New York, N.Y. The firm serves national and local entities, corporate boards and highly placed individuals engaged in multifaceted industries (including finance and banking, manufacturing, hospitality, gaming and entertainment, real estate and commercial development, insurance and venture capital) through a cadre of dedicated and highly talented lawyers in specialized practice groups that include banking and financial services, bankruptcy and creditor rights, commercial litigation, corporate formation and governance, cyber risk and security, employment, environment and energy, estates, trust and wealth management, healthcare, hospitality, insurance coverage and insured casualty litigation, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, professional liability, real estate, securities and sports, entertainment and amusements.