Biography

WENDY G. MARCARI is a Member of the Firm in the Corporate Services and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations as well as health care transactions.

Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganizations

As part of her practice, Ms. Marcari represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, buyers, lenders, vendors doing business with debtors, landlords, defendants in adversary proceedings, and others. Her services include:

  • Advising clients in various industries on creditors' rights, bankruptcy, and business reorganization matters throughout the country, with a particular emphasis on complex Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings
  • Counseling health care clients regarding insolvency and restructuring issues, creditors' rights, and sale transactions within bankruptcy proceedings
  • Negotiating and documenting transactions, financing facilities, and settlements resolving disputes and litigation
  • Litigating bankruptcy avoidance actions, including preferences and fraudulent conveyance claims

Health Care Transactions

Ms. Marcari works with a wide range of health care clients, such as hospitals, health systems, physician practices, and other health care organizations. Services offered by Ms. Marcari to these clients include:

  • Providing counsel in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and general corporate matters
  • Structuring, negotiating, drafting, and implementing business transactions

Representative Cases

Recent bankruptcy cases in which Ms. Marcari has represented parties in interest include the following:

  • AbitibiBowater, Inc. (Wilmington, DE)—former executives
  • Brown Publishing Company (Central Islip, NY)—defendant in fraudulent conveyance action
  • HealthExtras, LLC (Baltimore, MD)—debtor
  • Interfaith Medical Center, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY)—former executives
  • Island One Resorts, Inc. (Orlando, FL)—pre- and post-petition lender
  • Le Gourmet Chef, Inc. (Newark, NJ)—debtor
  • Leonard A. Farber, M.D., PLLC, d/b/a The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology (New York, NY)—purchaser of assets
  • Miron Building Supply, LLC (Brooklyn, NY)—largest unsecured creditor
  • Roper Brothers Lumber Company, Inc. (Richmond, VA)—largest unsecured creditor
  • Saints Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York (New York, NY)—secured creditor
  • Screenmasters LLC (Worcester, MA)—equipment lessor
  • Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester (White Plains, NY)—purchaser of assets
  • Swanke Hayden Connell Ltd. (New York, NY)—contract counter-party
  • Wen-Kev, Inc. (Newark, NJ)—landlord

Ms. Marcari is a member of Epstein Becker Green's Legal Recruitment & Professional Development Committee – NYC and serves on the Executive Committee of the firm's Women's Initiative.

Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Marcari was a partner in a prominent, New York-based bankruptcy boutique firm, and then a partner in the bankruptcy and business reorganization group of a national law firm.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1993)
    • cum laude
  • State University of New York (B.A., 1990)
    • at Albany, cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring
  • National Association of Women Lawyers