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Andrew DeNatale Rejoins Stroock's Financial Restructuring Group

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced today that Andrew P. DeNatale has rejoined Stroock's Financial Restructuring Practice Group as Partner and Head of the Special Situations Lending Group effective immediately.  Mr. DeNatale was the former Co-Head of White & Case's Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group.  

Mr. DeNatale worked at Stroock from 1980 through 1991 and was promoted to Partner in 1984.   “We are delighted to welcome Andrew back to Stroock,” said Lewis Kruger, Co-Chair of Stroock's Financial Restructuring Practice.  “Andrew and I worked together representing creditors and creditors’ committees and got great results for creditors in a number of tough cases including the massive Southmark Corporation restructuring.”

Kris Hansen, Co-Chair of Stroock's Financial Restructuring Practice, added, “As Head of the Special Situations Lending Group, Andrew will focus on restructuring on behalf of financial institutions.  He will be a tremendous resource to Stroock and our clients, who will once again benefit from his experience.”

With over 30 years of bankruptcy law experience, Mr. DeNatale has served as counsel to a wide range of clients, including institutional lenders, unsecured creditors’ committees, individual creditors (both secured and unsecured) and debtors. Mr. DeNatale advises on a variety of matters, including major Chapter 11 proceedings, multinational bankruptcy cases and the structure and restructuring of corporate and financial transactions to eliminate or reduce insolvency-related or lender liability risks.

Mr. DeNatale's Chapter 11 representations include creditors’ committees in a number of large bankruptcy cases throughout the United States, including Reliance Group Holdings, Inc., Fairfield Communities, Inc. and The Charter Company as well as major creditor interests in cases such as The SemGroup, First Magnus Financial Corporation, Delta, Northwest, United Airlines, US Air, Enron, Fleming and PG&E.

Mr. DeNatale's participation in structuring and restructuring corporate and financial transactions includes counseling on lender liability, equitable subordination (a topic on which he has been quoted by the United States Supreme Court) and derivative transactions.

Mr. DeNatale lectures frequently on bankruptcy law and has published extensively in journals including The Business Lawyer, American Bankruptcy Law Journal, The Secured Lender, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law and the Journal of the Japanese Institute of Business Law and such treatises as the Collier Bankruptcy Manual, the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide and Bankruptcy Practice and Strategy.