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Paul Hastings LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166
United States

Work Department

Financial Restructuring


Kris Hansen is Co-Chair of the Financial Restructuring group at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Hansen is a dealmaker and a consummate tactician renowned for his strong judgment, financial IQ and expansive market knowledge.


Throughout his career, Mr. Hansen has guided clients through proceedings in bankruptcy and appellate courts across the country, as well as through many out-of-court situations.

Mr. Hansen helps sophisticated investors in distressed credit formulate and execute complex strategies involving mergers and acquisitions, financing and litigation in and outside of actual bankruptcy. He represents official creditors’ committees in complex corporate chapter 11 cases, and corporate debtors in connection with formal bankruptcy proceedings and informal negotiations to restructure their debt obligations.


Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1995

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Paul Hastings LLP is well versed in the handling of ‘high-stakes and high-profile‘ restructuring matters, with expertise encompassing committee-side, debtor-side and bank-side work. Notable representation includes an ad hoc group of secured noteholders of Avianca Holdings SA, pertaining to its Chapter 11 cases with $2bn in debtor-in-possession financing. New York-based Luc Despins  leads the global restructuring team, offering significant experience acting as counsel for official committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases. The vice chair of the practice is Chicago’s Chris Dickerson, who has a breadth of experience advising on reorganizations. In a major development, the firm welcomed a sizeable team from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, including Kristopher Hansen, who now co-leads the team alongside Daniel Fliman and Jonathan Canfield, all based in New York.