K&B’s insolvency experience spans a wide range of business sectors – from manufacturing to high technology, retail distribution, and more.
K&B’s partners have amassed over seven decades of combined practice experience as business bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers. Before forming K&B in October 2013, Tobias Keller and Peter Benvenutti were partners in prominent international business law firms – Jones Day and Heller Ehrman – and highly regarded insolvency boutiques – Pachulski Stang, Murphy Weir & Butler, and Dinkelspiel & Dinkelspiel. Jane Kim joined K&B after 12 years in New York at Cleary Gottlieb, a leading international law firm.
The K&B partners have represented chapter 11 debtors in possession, reorganization trustees, formal and informal creditors’ committees, regulated and unregulated lenders, private equity investors, acquirers of all kinds of assets, large unsecured creditors and vendors, contract counterparties, and parties in a wide range of bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation; they have counseled many corporate boards and have advised on insolvency law aspects of numerous business deals. The firm’s insolvency experience spans a wide range of business sectors – from automotive and asbestos mass torts to warehouses and web merchants, and includes significant engagements involving agriculture, construction, corporate governance, real estate development and finance, hospitality, gaming, health care, medical devices, municipal debt, retailers, specialty transportation, supply chain management, telecom, venture funded technology companies, cross-border restructuring and litigation, insurance coverage (policy-holder side), investment fraud, and professional service firms.
Both of the founding K&B partners are Fellows of the prestigious, invitation-only American College of Bankruptcy, and have held leadership positions in numerous other professional organizations. They have garnered a variety of other forms of professional recognition, including in Chambers and Best Lawyers in America. They have written or presented on a wide range of insolvency related topics. The K&B partners have earned, and deeply value, the respect of their peers and credibility with the courts before which they appear.