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Greenberg Traurig Grows Bankruptcy Practice in New York, Houston

May 25, 2016, 08:01 AM

Esteemed Bankruptcy and Restructuring attorney Lenard M. Parkins has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. As a shareholder in the firm’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice, Parkins will split his time between the Houston and New York offices. Parkins was previously a partner at Haynes and Boone.

Parkins focuses his practice on the counseling and representation of large and medium sized corporations, bondholders, indenture trustees, secured lenders, numerous funds, oil and gas interest holders, and creditor committees in financial restructurings, litigation, workouts, and formal reorganization cases throughout the United States. He has also represented debtors regarding issues of dealing with collective bargaining agreements and the requirements needed to reject collective bargaining agreements under Section 1113 of the bankruptcy code. Parkins represents clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, real estate, and manufacturing.

“The addition of Lenny underscores our firm’s commitment to recruiting talented attorneys in areas to address the needs of our clients,” said Nancy Mitchell, co-managing shareholder of the New York office and co-chair of the firm’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice. “Lenny’s unparalleled experience coupled with the wide range of clients he represents adds depth to our team and will continue to strengthen the firm’s restructuring practice.”

“Growth in Texas is a high priority for Greenberg Traurig,” said Douglas C. Atnipp, Greenberg Traurig co-regional operating shareholder for Texas and Houston co-managing shareholder. “We are thrilled to be able to attract such top-notch legal talent as Lenny Parkins. Lenny’s accomplishments and great reputation in the field of bankruptcy and restructuring are widely recognized.”

In addition to Parkins, two other attorneys with significant experience in bankruptcy and restructuring joined Greenberg Traurig in recent months. Iskender "Alex" H. Catto joined as chair of the Power Industry Projects and Restructuring Group and advises clients on complex corporate matters, including asset acquisitions, project development, mergers, and restructurings. Allan D. Reiss counsels financial advisors, underwriters, issuers, investors, and funds on corporate and securities transactions and restructuring. Both are shareholders in the firm’s New York office.

Greenberg Traurig’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice provides clients with the insight and knowledge that come with decades of advisory and litigation experience handling highly complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations and distressed acquisitions and sales as well as cross-border proceedings. The team offers clients a broad multidisciplinary approach supported by a nationally recognized practice that has been engaged in many of the key complex restructurings and bankruptcies of our time.

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