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MMI Preparatory School Head of School Thomas G. Hood announced that Atty. Brian Rosen ’75 has accepted his invitation to deliver the Founder’s Day Address during MMI’s 124th commencement ceremonies, which will be held on Thursday, May 19 at the school.

Rosen is a 1975 MMI Preparatory School graduate and was a point guard on the school’s basketball team. He is a partner in the Business Finance and Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Manhattan and focuses on chapter 11 bankruptcy (through pre-packaged and in-court solicitations) and out-of-court debt restructurings, acquisitions of distressed companies or assets, and the collection of sovereign indebtedness.

Rosen has been recognized several times as a “Best Lawyer” by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He was named a “Recommended” lawyer for Corporate Restructuring, including Bankruptcy, in the United States by The Legal 500 USA.

Graduation Speaker RosenA 1980 graduate of Brandeis University, Rosen earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1983. Prior to joining Weil, he was the law clerk to the Honorable Manuel D. Leal, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Rosen is admitted to all courts in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Additionally, he’s admitted to the United States District Courts in various areas of New York, Texas, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin.

Rosen is president of Castle Athletics, a youth basketball organization, and a coach of the 16-and-under team. Founded in 2008, Castle Athletics provides each student with a structural approach for development and, where necessary, tutorial support. Each student is required to meet with a dedicated academic advisor to aid in their education and, ultimately, admission to college. Additionally, each high school student is able to participate in SAT preparation.

Athletically, Castle provides a forum for each student to develop and improve his or her individual skills, develop leadership traits, and, most importantly, engrain good sportsmanship qualities, all in an effort to seize opportunities on the basketball court and beyond. To do this, Castle provides each athlete not only a forum of high-level competition throughout the United States and the maximum amount of exposure to collegiate coaches and their respective programs, but also exposure to superior coaching and practice time in an effort to hone their basketball skills.

Rosen and his wife, Evy, live in Chappaqua, NY. They have a daughter, Natalie, 25, and a son, Josh, 21.


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