Stephen Lerner Elected to American Bankruptcy Institute’s Leadership

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The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) has elected Stephen D. Lerner, partner and global chair of the Squire Patton Boggs Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group, as Vice President – International. An ABI member since 1990, Stephen will remain a member of the Executive Committee of ABI’s Board of Directors while assuming his role as VP – International for a two-year term.

ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 10,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

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Stephen Lerner is global chair of the Squire Patton Boggs Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group. He has an extensive national and cross-border restructuring practice in which he represents debtors, distressed businesses, committees of unsecured creditors, secured and unsecured creditors, equity interest holders, boards of directors and acquirers of troubled businesses in Chapter 11 reorganization cases, Chapter 15 cross-border cases, Chapter 9 municipal restructurings and out-of-court restructurings throughout the US, Europe, the United Arab Emirates, South America and India.

Stephen recently confirmed Chapter 11 plans for Ferrellgas, Blackjewel LLC and Hartshorne Mining Group in their complex restructuring efforts. The firm was recently named 2020 U.S.A. Restructuring Law Firm of the year – Middle Markets by the Global M&A Network and the firm’s Blackjewel representation was honored with its 2020 Turnaround Award for Basic Resources Restructuring of the Year (Value above US$500 million).

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