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Anne Marie Aaronson

Primary Office
1500 Market St. 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7110
Fax(215) 575-7200


Lori Zimmerman
Direct(215) 575-7097

Anne Aaronson’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and reorganization as well as out-of-court workouts and providing true sale and non-consolidation opinions to clients involved in certain financial transactions. She has represented for-profit and not-for-profit Chapter 11 debtors. Anne also represents Chapter 7 trustees in various bankruptcy cases. Her experience includes representing secured and unsecured creditors and creditor committees in large and midsize bankruptcy cases.

Representative Experience

  • Representing a nationally renowned orchestra in its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest newspapers in its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Represented a behavioral health facility in its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representing an international manufacturer of electromechanical devices in various airline, photographic, and other Chapter 11 cases
  • Representing the largest payroll services provider in bankruptcy cases involving its customers
  • Representing the Chapter 7 trustee of a large electronics chain debtors and aluminum producer debtors
  • Representing consortium of senior secured lenders in Chapter 11 reorganization of regional insurance agency as well as related state court proceedings involving affiliated entities in Pennsylvania and Kansas
  • Representing Historically Black College (HBCU) in its Chapter 11 reorganization

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, 2012 to present
  • Executive Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2011 to present
  • Chair, Bankruptcy Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2009 to 2011; Vice-Chair, 2007 and 2008
  • Board of Directors and Co-chair of Membership Committee, Professional Women’s Roundtable, 2007 to 2012; Member since 2003
  • Member and Education Committee, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, 2006 to present; Member since 2001
  • Volunteer Attorney, Support Center for Child Advocates, 2002 to present

Speeches & Presentations

  • Panelist, 20th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Institute, "Closing the Case – What Happens and How Does Your Client Emerge?", October 29, 2015
  • Panelist, “Charities is Distress, Bankruptcy and Impact on Restricted Gifts,” 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, September 12, 2015
  • Panelist, "Taxes and Bankruptcy – Prepetition Strategies and Post-Petition Consequences," PBI 19th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, October 30, 2014
  • Panelist, 16th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, “Chapter 11 Plan Confirmations for the Sophisticated Commercial Bankruptcy Counsel," October 2011
  • Panelist, "PA Act 47 and Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code— A Comparison of Tools to Respond to Municipal Credit Distress" Webinar, June 30, 2011
  • Panelist, Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, August 4-6, 2011
  • Author, “The Changing Tide of Bankruptcy; Pleading Standards in the Third Circuit," New Jersey Law Journal, January 2011
  • Panelist, Strafford Legal Teleconference, “Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy: Resolving Legal Ambiguities”, March 10, 2009

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to appear in the 2011-2015 editions of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as a Leader in her field
  • "Distinguished Advocate for Children" Award Recipient, Support Center for Child Advocates, 2011
  • First Judicial District, Pro Bono Roll of Honor 2007 - 2015
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Alternate Biographies





  • J.D., with honors, Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 1998
  • B.S., cum laude, Criminal Justice, Minor in Geography, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1998
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 2010
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, 2002
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • United States District Court Federal District New Jersey, 1998
  • United States District Court Eastern District of New York, 2005
  • United States District Court Southern District of New York, 2005