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Seth J. Kleinman

Seth J. Kleinman


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  • Northwestern University School of Law
    JD, cum laude, Dean's List, 2006, Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania
    BA, summa cum laude, Dean's List, 2001


  • Illinois, 2011
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • New York, 2007
  • Southern District of New York, 2007
  • Eastern District of New York, 2007

Seth Kleinman serves as Counsel in Kaye Scholer's Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department. His practice encompasses all areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency-related matters. Mr. Kleinman regularly assists corporate debtors, creditors, investors, financial counterparties and other interested parties in bankruptcy-related transactions and out-of-court workouts. Mr. Kleinman also represents purchasers of distressed assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as landlords, suppliers and other unsecured creditors in a variety of transactional and litigation-related aspects of the debtor-creditor relationship.

Representative Matters

  • Represented an investment advisor specializing in complex credit-based alternative investment strategies in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented an equity sponsor with respect to potential debtor-in-possession financing and a new value plan of reorganization in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of a publisher of business and trade publications.
  • Represented a global financial institution in the purchase of assets from an investment bank in the investment bank’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented a transnational mining corporation in its pre-negotiated restructuring and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented a mortgage certificate holder and mezzanine lender in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of a national hotel chain.
  • Represented and advised multiple clients, including a global technology company, a worldwide advertising agency and certain tier-one auto parts suppliers, in two automotive companies’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented an official creditors’ committee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of a leading, London-based marine container leasing company.
  • Advised numerous clients regarding potential distressed asset and stock purchases, including both in and out-of-court purchases.