A native of Weirton, WV and a current resident of Mt. Lebanon, Salene Mazur Kraemer is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law and West Virginia’s University MBA and undergraduate programs.
She is the founding principal of MAZURKRAEMER BUSINESS LAW, a boutique business law firm, with locations in Weirton, WV and Pittsburgh PA, Salene focuses her practice on restructuring, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law. In addition, she provides general corporate counsel for mid-size to large companies.on issues including tax modifications, financing, and real estate transactions.
Licensed in WV, PA, NY, and NJ, Salene is an experienced Chapter 11 business bankruptcy practitioner having worked on complex, multi-million dollar matters, in bankruptcy courts all over the country. Prior to founding MAZURKRAEMER, Salene earned her “certified turnaround analyst” (“CTA”) designation through the Turnaround Management Association and worked for a Pittsburgh-based investment banking and turnaround management firm, where she focused on business valuation, profit improvement, and navigation of the capital markets for clients.
She was named a Rising Star in the fields of Business Law and Bankruptcy by West Virginia Super Lawyers magazine and has served as a panelist for various conferences including the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Conferences. She is also currently waiting for her final approval to be Certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist through the American Board of Certification. Salene is also an adjunct professor at Penn State University- New Kensington teaching Business Law.
She enjoys communicating with clients and potential clients in a real-time manner by actively maintaining a two blogs and several social media accounts. Her “In Plain English” Blog (www.mazurkraemer.wordpress.com) provides insight into the world of business and law from a legal and consulting perspective. Her “Steel Valley Bankruptcy” Blog (www.steelvalleybankruptcy.wordpress.com) keeps CEOs, CFOs, boards of directors, credit professionals, in-house counsel and others informed about important business bankruptcy issues and developments that impact the Steel Valley region encompassing West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW| Villanova PA
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY| Morgantown WV
M.B.A.Magna Cum Laude 1997
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY|Morgantown WV
B.A.Magna Cum Laude 1996
University Honors Scholar, WVU Honors Program
Bethany College (transferred 1993): Renner Tuition Scholarship, Bethany College Leadership Grant
WV Governor’s Honors Academy Scholarship and George Seibert Scholarship for WV Public Affairs
WVU Student Board of Governors (highest vote)
Mountain Leadership Honorary (top 25 undergraduate leaders)
WVU Delegate to National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
WVU Presidential Selection Committee
WVU Student Social Justice Award
THE HONORABLE JOSEPH MCGLYNN, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA|Philadelphia PA
Fall 1998, Judicial Exter
- Since December 2008, prior to Bowles Rice, actively maintains In Plain English blog www.mazurkraemer.wordpress.com to provide clear, intuitive insight into the business world from a legal perspective, focusing on success stories and latest breakthroughs in today’s economy. 104,000 views. 48,000 visitors. 56 subscribers.
- Since March 2013, actively maintains Steel Valley Bankruptcy blog. www.steelvalleybankruptcy.wordpress.com in order to keep CEOs, CFOs, boards of directors, credit professionals, in-house counsel and others informed about important business bankruptcy issues and developments that impact the Steel Valley region encompassing West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
- Turnaround: American Bankruptcy Institute (2013-present), Business Reorganizations Committee; Allegheny County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee; Certified Turnaround Professional-Designate, Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (2007—Present); Turnaround Management Association, Pittsburgh Chapter (Treasurer 2008—2010, member); International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, WV Network (Founder, 2007) & Pittsburgh Network (Membership Chair 2007—2009, Current member)
portrait photography, podcasts, reading, triathlons, writing articles on business and bankruptcy issues, baseball