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Stroock Adds Distressed Transactions and Special Situations Partner to Financial Restructuring Practice

March 31, 2020, 09:10 AM

Allison Miller, a seasoned and well recognized corporate lawyer with wide-ranging experience in all aspects of corporate law and restructuring and special situations transactions, has joined Stroock’s national Financial Restructuring Group as a partner in the New York office.

Allison has spent nearly two decades advising companies, boards, investment funds and other investors regarding the unique and complex legal issues raised by distressed and special situations transactions. She also has significant experience advising boards and special committees as outside general counsel for companies assessing and moving through liability management exercises and advising creditors as part of the same process, including in their post-reorganization role as owners of reorganized companies.

“Allison Miller is a great addition to our market-leading Financial Restructuring Group,” said Jeff Keitelman, the firm’s co-managing partner. “She brings an uncommon depth of corporate experience to our diverse practice, including some of the largest and most complex U.S. restructurings of recent years, and her areas of focus perfectly align with the core strengths of this marquee Stroock practice.”

Allison was the leading transactional attorney on a number of recent landmark restructurings, including Sears, Avaya, iHeart Communications, SunEdison, American Tire Distributors and Seadrill. She is also listed as a 2019 “Notable Practitioner” in restructuring in the IFLR1000 legal directory.

“Stroock’s Financial Restructuring Group has a reputation as one of the industry’s most effective teams advising the hedge funds and private equity funds that are at the core of today’s market,” Allison said.
“I’m excited to bring my experience to the team and continue to grow their market share and contribute to the success of this highly regarded group.”

Allison joins Stroock from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she was also a partner.

“We’re thrilled to have Allison join our team. With 50 lawyers in the group focusing on restructuring, distressed corporate, finance and impact litigation, we are one of the largest practices in the U.S. and Allison makes us stronger across the board, ” said Kristopher Hansen, who leads the national Financial Restructuring Group. “We expect Allison to expand our relationships, add to our deep bench and to play a key leadership and mentoring role in the group’s continued success.”

Stroock’s national Financial Restructuring Group has extensive experience representing sophisticated financial institutions in their role as creditors, equity holders and new money investors/lenders in high-profile and complex bankruptcy matters. The group routinely plays a part in the nation’s largest restructurings.

With a highly ranked and peer-respected reputation as a sophisticated practice that emphasizes creativity and senior leadership, Stroock’s Financial Restructuring group and its lawyers are recognized among the nation’s leaders. In February, Stroock was the top U.S. firm listed in the “new lead counsel” table in Debtwire’s “Restructuring Advisory Mandates” report. Kristopher Hansen was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and, with partner Jayme Goldstein, was selected as two of the “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers” for 2019 by Turnaround & Workouts, an honor given to only 15 attorneys in the country. Partner Jonathan Canfield was also selected for the third consecutive year as a Turnarounds & Workouts “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” and the group boasts six lawyers ranked by Chambers & Partners in the restructuring area.

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