NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreier LLP is pleased to announce that John P. Campo and John S. Kinzey have joined the firm as partners in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department. Prior to joining Dreier LLP, Messrs. Campo and Kinzey were partners at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP in New York. As a partner at LeBoeuf Lamb for 16 years, Mr. Campo helped build that firm's New York bankruptcy department and worked closely with Mr. Kinzey during much of that time. The addition of the team expands the depth of Dreier LLP's already strong Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department and adds further bankruptcy litigation expertise. Dreier LLP's bankruptcy attorneys represent debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, lenders and trustees, creditor, equity and retiree committees, purchasers and sellers of distressed businesses and assets and providers of distressed financing in bankruptcy cases and out- of-court restructurings. "We are delighted to have John Campo and John Kinzey, two outstanding bankruptcy attorneys, join us," stated Marc S. Dreier founder and managing partner of Dreier LLP. "The breadth of their experience, including their bankruptcy litigation expertise, is a great complement to our present capabilities in bankruptcy and reorganization." The move represents an important step in the significant growth of Dreier LLP's Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization practice, which now numbers 15 attorneys. The practice is co-chaired by Norman Kinel, who established the department, and Paul Traub, founder of the bankruptcy and corporate restructuring firm Traub, Bonacquist & Fox LLP, whose members joined Dreier LLP in September 2006. "We've put together a formidable team with the capacity and the experience to handle any type of bankruptcy representation of any size or complexity anywhere in the country," stated Mr. Kinel. "The addition of John Campo and John Kinzey enhances our capabilities in many ways, particularly in debtor representations and bankruptcy litigation of all types." Messrs. Campo and Kinzey will continue their focus on representing debtors, trustees, secured lenders, and other parties-in-interest in both Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court workouts. They have been involved in significant bankruptcies and reorganizations in the retail, healthcare, real estate, apparel, telecommunications and entertainment industries, among others. "We joined Dreier LLP because of the good fit with the firm, in particular with the firm's litigation capabilities," Mr. Campo stated. "I am very excited to bring my practice to a full-service law firm with a strong bankruptcy and litigation platform, and a focus on client service." Mr. Campo has been involved in some of the largest and most complex Chapter 11 proceedings in the country. Mr. Campo represents the Chapter 11 trustee in Maywood Capital Corp., a multi-debtor proceeding involving a $200 million real estate Ponzi scheme; represents the trustee of Trace International Holdings, Inc. in a multimillion dollar lawsuit against various officers, directors and controlling shareholders for breach of fiduciary duty, mismanagement, and self dealing, and which has resulted thus far in judgments in excess of $200 million; represents the operating trustee in Strictly Rhythm Records; was lead counsel to Barney's, Inc. in its Chapter 11 cases; represented Kingsboro Medical Group, P.C., an 80-physician medical group that provided medical services to more than 60,000 HIP patients in the greater New York area, in its Chapter 11 proceedings; represented the Chapter 11 trustee of Artha Management and its 67 related real estate limited partnership cases, one of the largest real estate bankruptcies in the Southern District of New York; represents secured creditors in both Chapter 11 real estate proceedings and out of court workouts; represented major hospitals and landlords in several significant Chapter 11 proceedings; and represented a significant equity holder and co-general partner in the Theater Row Chapter 11 proceedings in the Southern District of New York. Background on John P. Campo Prior to joining LeBoeuf Lamb, Mr. Campo served as a senior attorney in the Office of the U.S. Trustee for the Southern District of New York, and has been a Chapter 11 trustee for cases in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Campo has published various bankruptcy-related materials. He received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami in 1980 and his B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1976. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Campo has received an AV peer review from Martindale Hubbell, is listed in the International Who's Who of Professionals, and was named to the New York Super Lawyers in 2006. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers' Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and Turnaround Management Association. Background on John S. Kinzey Mr. Kinzey was a partner at LeBoeuf Lamb for 24 years, having started his career there as a litigation associate in 1974 following his graduation, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Mr. Kinzey received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Virginia in 1971. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Background on Dreier LLP Dreier LLP was founded in 1996 by Marc Dreier as a more responsive and innovative alternative to traditional "large-firm" lawyering. Dreier LLP represents a wide range of institutional, entrepreneurial and individual clients in diverse sectors of financial, industrial and service-oriented markets. The firm's principal practices are commercial litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employment law, corporate and securities, entertainment and intellectual property. Dreier LLP's Los Angeles affiliate, Dreier Stein & Kahan LLP, has its principal practice in entertainment and commercial litigation and corporate transactions. The firm's affiliate Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP has an extensive practice in the area of trusts and estates law. Pitta & Dreier LLP is an affiliate which specializes in labor law, and Pitta, Bishop, Del Giorno & Dreier LLP specializes in government relations. In the 10 years since its founding, Dreier LLP, with its affiliate members, has grown to more than 150 attorneys, with its principal office at 499 Park Avenue in Manhattan, and additional offices in Los Angeles; Santa Monica, California; Albany, New York; and Stamford, Connecticut.
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