A top New York baarnkruptcy litigator with over 30 years of experience, Norman Kinel is a key member of the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group of Squire Patton Boggs, based in its New York City office. Throughout his career in corporate bankruptcy and reorganization, Norman Kinel has represented clients from a broad range of industries in numerous complex chapter 11 cases, including DIP financing and cash collateral disputes, contested confirmations of plans and litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duty, preferences and fraudulent conveyances. A graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University, Mr. Kinel was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and has been a partner at several leading New York firms, including Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC (now Winston & Strawn), Sidley Austin, LLP and Lowenstein Sandler LLP.


Norman Kinel has represented lenders, creditors, debtors, bondholders, and trustees, among other entities. He has represented clients in numerous high profile Chapter 11 cases, including Adelphia Communications, 360networks, Tavern on the Green, Chrysler Corporation, Constellation Enterprises, Optima Specialty Steel, Midstates Petroleum, Coldwater Creek, and KidsPeace Corporation. Mr. Kinel also has experience advising clients in out-of-court matters, including corporate workouts and restructurings, such as his representation of a client in the restructuring of the debt of prominent real estate developer Harry Macklowe.


A registered mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware, he was court-approved to provide mediation services in the high-profile Lehman Brothers cases.


Norman Kinel belongs to the American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee and the American Bankruptcy Institute. A respected voice in the legal community, he regularly contributes his insights to a variety of publications, including the New York Law Journal and Law360. He also serves on the editorial board of The Bankruptcy Strategist.

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