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Adam M. Lavine

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Kobre & Kim LLP
800 Third Avenue,
New York,
NY, USA

E. adam.lavine@kobrekim.com

Bio: 

Adam Lavine represents debtors, creditors, lenders, investors, and other stakeholders in cross-border and U.S. bankruptcy and debtor-creditor disputes. Mr. Lavine's insolvency and restructuring experience spreads across a number of industries, including financial services, energy, retail, real estate and pharmaceuticals. Before joining Kobre & Kim, he practiced in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's restructuring group.

Publications & Presentations
• Author, "Bankruptcy Court Weighs in on Delaware's Prohibition on Deepening Insolvency Claims and Claims Against Directors Based on Relationship with Majority Shareholder" (LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, 2016)
• Speaker, "Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Workouts" (17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Practicing Law Institute, New York, December 2015)
• Author, "Confirm Now, Transfer Later: A Solution To Venue Problem" (Law360, August 2012)
• Co-Author, "CDOs: Bankruptcy-Remote, Not Bankruptcy-Proof" (Corporate Counsel, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, June 2012)

Engagements
• Under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016 ("PROMESA"), service as independent investigator to the Special Investigation Committee of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico to perform a comprehensive review of the factors contributing to Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis.
• Representation of the unsecured creditors committee in the SunEdison bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, in adversary proceedings against first- and second-lien noteholders.
• Representation of the trustee in bankruptcy of the Petters Company Inc., arising from a Ponzi scheme involving US $5 billion+ in investments, as special counsel for international asset recovery.
• Representation of a retail company in its Chapter 11 case, including a court challenge to the proposed debtor-in-possession financing and litigation concerning various lender liability issues.

Admissions
New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Education
New York University School of Law, JD
University of Pennsylvania, BA
Accolades
New York State Bar Association's, President's Pro Bono Service Award (2012)

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