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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Keith J Shapiro

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring


Keith J. Shapiro is the Co-chairman of the Chicago office and Co-chair of Restructuring and Bankruptcy . He is also Chairman of the Chicago office, National Chairman of Strategic Recruitment and Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice. Keith has more than 30 years of bankruptcy and restructuring experience. Keith appears worldwide in corporate bankruptcy matters and workouts representing troubled companies, financial institutions, creditors' committees, hedge funds, and private equity funds. He has played central roles in the bankruptcies and restructurings of Conseco Finance Corp., Ashton Woods USA LLC, United Airlines, DBSI, Inc., Sportsman's Warehouse, Inc., Renew Energy LLC, Tropicana Entertainment, LLC, Kmart Corporation, ICO Global Communications, Montgomery Ward and many others.

United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s restructuring and bankruptcy practice has experience in representing all parties in both in and out-of-court restructuring. On the company-side, New York-based Nancy Mitchell and Paul Keenan in Miami led representation of Optima Speciality Steel and its subsidiaries in Chapter 11 proceedings. The team also advised Energy Future Holdings in the company’s complex $49bn restructuring. In another high-profile mandate, the group is representing the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority in relation to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. In connection with the Chapter 11 of TK Holdings, the group has been engaged by Roger Frankel as representative for future claims for injuries sustained from faulty airbags. Mitchell, Mark Bloom in Miami and Keith Shapiro in Chicago jointly head the practice. Matthew Hinker (New York) and Dennis Meloro (Wilmington) recently made partner.

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