Norman Kinel is a partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice and the national chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Committee Practice. With more than 30 years of experience as a bankruptcy practitioner, Norman has successfully represented and litigated on behalf of clients in some of the nation’s largest and most intricate bankruptcy cases, involving numerous industries. Norman’s clients value his responsiveness to their needs and his tenacity in pursuing dynamic strategies to protect and maximize their interests.
Norman regularly represents debtors, creditors, bondholders, trustees and committees of creditors, equity holders and retirees. He often advises clients in out-of-court default, workout, and restructuring matters. Norman also has extensive experience in bankruptcy asset sales and mergers and acquisitions, as well as crossborder insolvency proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Norman served as a partner in several prominent firms, and his practice included complex bankruptcy litigation and appeals involving contested confirmations of plans, DIP financing, cash collateral and adequate protection, relief from the automatic stay, assumption and rejection of executory contracts and leases, exclusivity and substantive consolidation, and also director and officer liability, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent conveyance and preferential transfer actions.
Norman is listed on the Register of Mediators of the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware, and was a court-approved mediator in the Lehman Brothers cases.