Considered a stateswoman of the New York City bankruptcy bar, Marilyn has four decades of experience representing and advising corporate and individual clients in all aspects of insolvency law, debtor / creditor law, bankruptcy law, and secured transactions. In addition, Marilyn has served as Chief Restructuring Officer for distressed businesses.
From 1986 until 2011, Marilyn was the head of Marilyn Simon & Associates a boutique law firm focused on providing bankruptcy-related counsel to various corporate debtors and creditors as well as leading legal, banking, and accounting firms. Previously she was a partner (the first female partner) at Levin & Weintraub & Crames, one of the premiere boutique bankruptcy firms in the United States.
Marilyn is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on bankruptcy, 1983), New York County Lawyer’s Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and New York Bankruptcy Lawyer’s Association (Board of Governors, 1990). She has lectured at various educational and credit-granting institutions, including Fordham University School of Law, St. John’s University School of Law, the City of New York Bar Association, and the Middle Market Group for Chase Manhattan Bank.
Thomson Reuters has named Marilyn as one of New York’s Super Lawyers every year since 2006, and in 2012, recognized Marilyn as one of the top female attorneys in New York City. Marilyn was also named a Leading Lawyer by Continental Who’s Who.
Marilyn earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University and her B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.