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With more than 30 years of experience working in bankruptcy law, New York attorney Norman Kinel is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP in New York City. Norman Kinel has often been invited to participate as a speaker at various events, including the annual program known as “Views from the Bench,” of which he is a member of the advisory board

The annual Views from the Bench program is a place where bankruptcy practitioners can network with others in the field, while also hearing from 17 sitting and retired bankruptcy judges on a variety of topics. …


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Norman Kinel is a New York attorney who specializes in bankruptcy law and is a partner in Squire Patton Boggs, LLP’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group. In a recent Law360 article, Norman Kinel laid out 11 specific ways in which Congress could temporarily amend the Bankruptcy Code to give retail and other businesses facing Chapter 11 proceedings “breathing room” during the pandemic.

His suggestions start with providing any retail business in a location under a shelter-in-place order additional time to decide whether to assume or reject executory contracts and leases. …


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Norman Kinel brings more than 35 years of restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy experience to his role as a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, LLP, in New York City. Alongside his day-to-day professional activities, Norman Kinel works to stay current in his field as a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and an author for several of its publications.

In addition to hosting in-person and online programs and events, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) offers additional learning resources for members, including a journal, law review, and blog exchange.

Covering a wide range of topics, the ABI Journal is published monthly and made available on the organization’s website. Recent issues explore topics such as bankruptcy litigation, business reorganization, technology and legal ethics, and bankruptcy reform. ABI membership is required to access the journal, which also can be read via a mobile app. …


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Norman Kinel is an established New York bankruptcy law practitioner who heads the Creditors’ Committee Practice Group at Squire Patton Boggs, LLP, and is a Restructuring & Insolvency Practice partner at the firm. A respected voice in his field, Norman Kinel recently authored the article “Score One for Shopping Center Landlords: Adequate Assurance of Future Performance Means Just What the Bankruptcy Code Says!”

The case at hand, MOAC Mall Holdings, LLC v. Transform Holdco LLC (In re Sears Holding Corporation, et al.), …


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Norman Kinel is a New York-based lawyer who practices at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, and is a partner within the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice. Also serving as national chair of the Firm’s Creditors’ Committee Group, Norman Kinel recently took part in a Bankruptcy and Restructuring Virtual Roundtable organized by Corporate LiveWire.

In response to the question “Which sectors are currently at highest risk of bankruptcy?” Mr. Kinel described several industries, including retail, agriculture, and oil and gas as particularly vulnerable. In the latter sector, approximately three dozen companies filed for bankruptcy through late 2019. This included EP Energy Corp, which holds $4.6 …


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One dollar Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

New York-based attorney Norman Kinel serves as a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group and head of the Creditors’ Committee Practice at Squire Patton Boggs, LLP. Prior to his tenure at Squire Patton Boggs, Norman Kinel was a partner at several other prominent firms, where he primarily dealt with complex business bankruptcy reorganizations, litigation and appeals involving numerous issues, including contested confirmations of plans, DIP financing, breaches of fiduciary duties and fraudulent conveyances.

Debtor-in-possession financing (or DIP financing) is a specific type of financing used for companies that are in financial distress and in need of financing in order to reorganize or sell their assets during bankruptcy proceedings. It is only available to companies that have already filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. The “debtor-in-possession” is the company that has filed for bankruptcy. This type of financing allows the company in question to continue to raise capital to fund its operations, allowing the company to operate while the bankruptcy case is ongoing. …


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Burning paper bills Photo by Jp Valery on Unsplash

A graduate of American University Washington College of Law, Norman Kinel leverages more than 30 years of bankruptcy litigation experience to serve as a partner in the restructuring and insolvency practice group at Squire Patton Boggs, LLP, in New York City. In this capacity, Norman Kinel largely represents debtors, creditors, committees and other clients in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Available to both businesses and individuals, Chapter 11 bankruptcy is frequently referred to as “the reorganization bankruptcy.” Once the bankruptcy is filed, whether it was forced following a petition from at least three creditors (for a business) or initiated voluntarily, creditors are not allowed to take action against the company or individual. …


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Based in New York, Norman Kinel serves as a Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group partner with Squire Patton Boggs, LLP, and also holds national chair responsibilities with the firm’s Creditors’ Committee Group.

In his article entitled “Conversion Equals Death for a Creditors’ Committee and Its Appeal,” Norman Kinel analyzed a case where a chapter 11 case was converted to chapter 7 and what happened to the previously appointed creditors’ committee in this situation.

This was addressed in the Constellation Enterprises cases ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The ruling was that, in appeals related to a bankruptcy court’s decisions, when a chapter 11 case is converted to a chapter 7 case, the creditors committee is automatically dissolved. …


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Constellation is one of a number of recent cases that have demonstrated the growing reach of the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp.

Recognized numerous times as one of New York City’s top bankruptcy lawyers by Super Lawyers, Norman Kinel serves as a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group. In this capacity, Norman Kinel has represented clients in some of the country’s largest and most complex bankruptcy cases. He was the lead counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Constellation Enterprises, LLC, et al.

Constellation is one of a number of recent cases that have demonstrated the growing reach of the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. In March 2017, the Jevic Court held that bankruptcy courts cannot approve structured dismissals in which assets are distributed in a way that deviates from the ordinary priority rules of the Bankruptcy Code (without the consent of the affected creditors). However, while the Jevic Court arguably focused only on permissible distributions in the event of a chapter 11 petition dismissal, other recent rulings seem to indicate that the reach of Jevic is not limited to a structured dismissal context. …


Based in New York, Norman Kinel is a partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice of Squire Patton Boggs. Chairing the Creditors’ Committee Group, Norman Kinel is part of a firm that has achieved noteworthy successes in complex international cases.

One such case led by the firm’s Prague partners centered on a complex ownership dispute related to a $110 million Prague building leased to Radio Free Europe. Financed by the U.S. government, the building was developed by the Central European Orco Property Group within a built-to-lease agreement that had a guaranteed rent income provision.

In 2012, the L88 Investments Prague special purpose vehicle, representing U.S. investors, acquired the building from Orco-controlled Hagibor Office Building. Wells Fargo financed the purchase, and Fidelity National Financial insured the title. In 2014, real estate executive Radovan Vitek assumed leadership of Orco and had Hagibor claim that the 2012 purchase was invalid. On behalf of L88, Fidelity then filed a claim to exclude the building from Hagibor’s estate. …

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Based in New York City as a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, Norman Kinel plays a key role in the international law firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice.

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