Bankruptcy Attorneys From LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP Join Dreier LLP

Addition of John P. Campo and John S. Kinzey enhances Dreier LLP's

well-established and growing restructuring and bankruptcy practice

Apr 09, 2007, 01:00 ET from Dreier LLP

    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
     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.