PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm as partners. Taylor, based in Washington, D.C., practices bankruptcy law. Fromm, based in New York City, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.
"I am pleased to see continued growth at VLP with the addition of such talented attorneys as Mark and Jeff," stated Cathryn Chinn, CEO of VLP Law Group. "I look forward to working with them both."
Taylor joins VLP with over 20 years of experience in all forms of complex Chapter 7 and 11 proceedings, including free-falls, pre-packs, pre-negotiated, liquidations and structured dismissals, and expands VLP's practice coverage to Bankruptcy. Mark's practice includes representation of debtors, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, official committees, secured and asset-based lenders, special servicers, and indenture trustees. Mark's expertise as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Information Privacy Professional gives clients a cutting-edge perspective on emerging bankruptcy issues.
"Mark's Bankruptcy practice and experience are invaluable. His practice is not only independently strong, but also complements VLP's existing Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Lending practices," says Cathryn Chinn. "Mark's experience in complex restructuring and liquidation matters will be an asset to the firm and our clients."
Prior to joining VLP, Taylor was a Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring partner at Kilpatrick Townsend. He is a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law. Mark has a B.A. from Boise State University. He is admitted to the State Bars of Virginia, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Colorado, and Utah.
"With its state of the art technological platform, VLP has created the office space of the future. VLP's proven platform gives me the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals and to offer my clients the benefit of our collective knowledge and experience at flexible hourly rates, unburdened by exorbitant overhead," stated Taylor.
Jeffrey A. Fromm joins VLP as a partner and will be a member of the firm's Corporate, Emerging Growth Companies & Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities & Capital Raising Practice Groups. Jeff has over 25 years of experience, gained both in private practice and as in-house counsel. His clients include domestic and international companies and investment groups, with a particular focus on the technology sector. Jeff has in-depth experience in venture capital and private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, debt financings, joint ventures, strategic licensing, benefit corporations (B corps), and corporate governance matters.
"We are delighted to have Jeff join our firm and help us continue to build our New York presence. He is an exceptional corporate lawyer with deep transactional experience, and we are confident he will make an outstanding contribution to our firm and our clients," stated Martin Levenglick, VLP corporate partner resident in New York. "I take special pleasure that, having mentored Jeff when he was fresh out of law school as a young associate at O'Sullivan Graev & Karabell (now O'Melveny & Myers), we will have the opportunity to work together again as partners here at VLP."
Prior to joining VLP, Jeff was a Partner and Co-Head of the NY Corporate Group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. He is admitted to the State Bar of New York. Jeff received his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from University at Albany, his J.D. from New York University School of Law, and his M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
"VLP is an extraordinary law firm that combines highly experienced attorneys, a collaborative culture, and cutting-edge practice technologies," Fromm stated. "I am very happy to rejoin my former mentor and excited to be able to offer my clients the advantages of VLP's platform."
About VLP's Bankruptcy Practice:
VLP's Bankruptcy Practice Group represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including, healthcare, real estate, financial services, and manufacturing.
We are involved in all aspects of complex Chapter 7 and 11 liquidations and restructurings, including representation of:
* Chapter 7 and 11 trustees
* official committees
* secured and asset-based lenders
* special servicers
* and indenture trustees.
We understand that each restructuring and liquidating transaction has its own unique complexity. VLP attorneys are able to anticipate our clients' needs and to find the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for them.
About VLP's Corporate Practice:
VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies, including life sciences, medical devices, clean tech and alternative energy, software, internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, semiconductors, advanced materials, consulting and professional services and government services. VLP's corporate attorneys strive to understand our clients' business and technology to allow us to better collaborate and provide advice with respect to ongoing operational and transactional matters. Our attorneys average over ten years' experience, much of it with large national and global law firms, and leverage that experience every day to deliver corporate legal services at a high level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness to VLP's clients.
We also provide counsel and assistance to our clients in a number of related areas, including executive and general employee compensation, technology transactions, and tax structuring and counseling.
Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, clean tech, retail, consumer products, edtech, and real estate.
VLP has continued its strong growth, and is made up of noted attorneys with significant experience who believe VLP's unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace.
Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates. VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions and companies, nonprofits and individuals.
For more information, visit http://vlplawgroup.com/ .
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