Robins Kaplan Continues Growth in New York

Minneapolis (May 9, 2016) - Robins Kaplan LLP® announced today that Doron P. Kenter has joined the firm’s Restructuring and Business Bankruptcy Group as counsel. Mr. Kenter joins a growing bankruptcy team in New York, following the arrival of H. Jeffrey Schwartz, partner and co-chair of the practice, in January.

“Doron’s arrival amply reflects Robins Kaplan’s continuing commitment to grow our nationally recognized New York-based restructuring and reorganization practice team and to enhance our capabilities to take on and brilliantly execute successfully on behalf of clients in leading roles both nationwide and particularly in major cases venued here in the city and in the Wilmington markets,” Mr. Schwartz said.

Mr. Kenter has significant experience representing debtors in major Chapter 11 proceedings—including Lehman Brothers, Aleris International, and Deb Shops—as well as secured lenders, creditors, contract counterparties, asset purchasers, and distressed companies in financial services, retail, manufacturing, real estate, and pharmaceutical sectors. He clerked for United States Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Gerber of the Southern District of New York, and joins Robins Kaplan from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where he focused on bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring as well as debtors’ and creditors’ rights.

“I’m tremendously excited to join such a creative and talented group of lawyers, and look forward to expanding our restructuring and bankruptcy work in New York and nationally,” Mr. Kenter said.

Mr. Kenter is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and UJA-Federation of New York, where he has been selected as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law, an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback legal writing instructor, and a Rodin-Silverman Scholar. Mr. Kenter received B.A. degrees, magna cum laude, from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, and was named a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers for 2014 and 2015. He is the author of more than 125 articles, feature stories, and blog posts on bankruptcy and related topics.

Robins Kaplan’s Restructuring and Business Bankruptcy Group is a national leader in representing debtors and creditors’ committees, as well as other major parties in interest, including hedge funds, distressed debt funds, private equity firms, financial institutions, ad hoc noteholder’s committees, asset acquirers, examiners, investors, lenders, and indenture trustees, in corporate restructurings and business bankruptcy reorganization cases. 

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