Bankruptcy Lawyer Trades Small Practice For Big Firm

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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Alderman & Alderman's Myles H. Alderman Jr.

A turning point came in 2006, when Linda Alderman contracted a serious illness that has made it impossible for her to keep practicing.

"For the past four or five years, I was managing the place with a full-time associate, support staff and three of counsel attorneys," Alderman said.

The firm nevertheless remained successful. One of the higher-profile achievements in recent years was the reorganization of the Torrington-based Kelley Transit Company. With Alderman's help, the Litchfield County bus company was able to overcome financial difficulties and continue operating.

Over time, Alderman said, it became clear he could better serve his clients at the larger firm. While running his own firm was "really rewarding, there's only so much you can do with half a dozen people."

So when Halloran & Sage came calling with an offer, Alderman decided to take it. In his new post, he will continue to focus on business bankruptcies, Chapter 11 reorganizations, creditors' rights and commercial litigation.

"I was thrilled to come to a place with a much broader platform of services to help clients," he said.

The lawyers who worked with Alderman & Alderman, two of whom are in New York City, will now practice on their own.•

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